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NTFS&HFS for Linux 8.9 Express

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Gain read-write access to NTFS & HFS+ from within Linux for FREE!

Paragon NTFS&HFS for Linux 8.9 Express is a commercial Linux kernel driver for rapid and transparent read/write access to NTFS and HFS+/HFSX volumes. The Express Edition includes combined NTFS and HFS+/HFSX driver for Linux.

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Full Features

What's new in Paragon NTFS & HFS for Linux 8.9:

  • Support for modern Linux Kernels (up to 3.11.x);
  •  Support for iSCSI and SSD storages;
  • Support replay native HFS+ journal
  • All known bugs are fixed.

Key features:

  • Transparent read-write access to NTFS and HFS+ volumes — single Kernel module provides support for both NTFS and HFS+ file systems;
  • High performance (in some cases even better than native Linux FS);
  • Easy installation and uninstallation (performed via shell scripts);
  • Support for modern Linux Kernels and distributions;
  • Support for SMP kernels;
  • File sharing over network via SAMBA;
  • Support for iSCSI and SSD storages;
  • Low CPU load during data transfers;
  • Unlimited file and volume size (within NTFS/HFS+ and Kernel limitations).

General Features

  •  Mount any NTFS and HFS+/HFSX volumes like native Linux ones.
  •  64 Bit architecture support
  •  Supported NTFS features (see also “Compatibility”)
    •        NTFS versions 1.2, 3.0 and 3.1 (Windows NT 4.0, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 7, Windows 8)
    •        compressed files (NTFS)
    •        sparse files support (NTFS)
  •   Supported HFS+/HFSX features (see also “Compatibility”)
    •        Replay native HFS+ journal
  •  File and folder names in national languages, including Asian. Codepage for filename translation is specified via mount options.
  •  Low CPU load during data transfers
  •  Support for SMP kernels (multiprocessor systems)
  •  High performance — transfer rate is the same as for native Linux file systems
  •  There is no limitation to maximum file and volume size (within Kernel and NTFS or HFS+/HFSX limitations)

NTFS features

  •   Reading and writing compressed files is fully supported in both sequential and random orders.
  •   Encrypted files are read encrypted. During copy operation, file data streams will be copied encrypted with loss of decryption capability.
  •   When copying from NTFS to Linux FS: all additional streams will not be copied, along with compression flag and security attributes.
  •   Any link will be copied as a full file with its body, losing link information.
  •   NTFS stores filenames in UTF-16 encoding. This may cause confusion when very long filenames containing non-Latin characters are used and UTF-8 is selected as default Kernel codepage.

HFS+ features

  •   Both case sensitive and case-insensitive types of HFS+ file system are supported.
  •   During file copy operation (using cp command) on Linux, only ‘data’ fork is copied.
  •   Replay native HFS+ journal is supported.


System Requirements

  •     This product supports only x86 and x86-64 architectures.
  •     Processor: Intel Pentium 300 MHz and higher, or compatible
  •     Both 32- and 64-bit CPUs are supported
  •     RAM: 16MB
  •     HDD: 10 MB


(Due to unique technology our NTFS/HFS+ for Linux drivers have low system requirements. For example, it is enough for our driver to have 500KB of free RAM to work with NTFS partitions larger than 250 GB. NTFS & HFS+ Kernel modules occupy around 700 Kb of RAM.)


Supported architectures:

This product supports x86 and x86-64 architectures.



Supported Linux kernel:

Currently, the product supports Linux Kernels from 2.6.15 (on 2.6 Kernel branch), as well from 3.0.x to 3.11.x (on 3.x Kernel branch). Due to ever changing nature of Linux, using newer Linux kernels may require changes to the product. Thus, compatibility of this release with Kernels later than 3.11.x, as well as with highly customized Kernels cannot be guaranteed.


Supported Linux distributions:

The following Linux distributions have been tested in the Paragon test lab:


  •     Ubuntu 13.04;
  •     Debian 7.1;
  •     Fedora 19;
  •     CenOS 6.4;
  •     OpenSuse 12.3;
  •     ArchLinux 2013.10.01;
  •     Slackware 14.0;
  •     Linux Mint 15.4;
  •     PCLinux OS 2013.10.


Development environment:

A development environment is required to compile the Linux drivers. Please make sure that you have installed:

  •     Kernel source code (recommended) or Kernel header files (doesn’t always work)
  •     GNU C (gcc) compiler (version 3.3 or higher is required)
  •     GNU C++ (g++) compiler
  •     GNU Make
  •     GNU ld (binutils)
  •     Modutils (module-init tools).






Upgrade to NTFS&HFS for Linux 8.9 Professional

Paragon NTFS&HFS for Linux 8.9 Professional is a commercial Linux kernel driver for rapid and transparent read/write access to NTFS and HFS+/HFSX volumes. The Professional Edition includes fully functional combined NTFS and HFS+/HFSX driver for Linux, additional utilities to create NTFS and HFS+ volumes, check NTFS and HFS+ volumes for integrity and fix possible inconsistencies in Linux OS. In addition to that, Professional Edition also includes complimentary support.

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