Mount NTFS volumes in Mac OS X easily with NTFS Mounter
NTFS Mounter is a simple utility that sits in your menubar and lets you select NTFS volumes to mount and write to. Interestingly enough, Mac OS X has been able to mount NTFS volumes with read and write support as of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, although this is not officially supported or sanctioned by Apple. The app is just a simple interface to Mac OS X’s now built-in ability to do this. And yes, that means NTFS Mounter is Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard only.
I tried out NTFS Mounter and it worked as advertised, making it a total cinch to mount Windows NTFS volumes and write to them. The app itself is really easy to use, although it’s a bit quirky with the cat icons, cat sitting in your menubar, and cat interface (and yes the above cat image is the apps official logo). Beyond that I do wonder about the functionality itself. Since Apple doesn’t officially support the ability to write to NTFS, is there some inherent trouble or instability with doing so from Mac OS X? If it’s a feature why not brag about it, right? Nonetheless, the app works fine and I didn’t have any problems.
NTFS Mounter is a free download, so check it out if you’re interested.