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Enable NTFS read/write in Mac OSX Yosemite (10.10.1)

Install osxfuse

brew update
brew install Caskroom/cask/osxfuse

in /opt/homebrew-cask/Caskroom/osxfuse/2.7.4 there is an installation file (Install OSXFUSE 2.7.pkg), use finder to go this folder and run the pkg file to install… 80 more words


Another Headache Reliever. Mounting NTFS drives

Well, came across another headache. Was trying to auto mount my USB hard drive on my Raspberry Pi in the fstab file. When I went to reboot, it would always give me an error. 75 more words


How should I format my USB thumb drive: NTFS or FAT32

A question that I had was whether to format a USB thumb drive as an NT file system (NTFS), or as a FAT32 file system.  After much research, I found that Microsoft created NTFS to improve on FAT32 in a variety of different ways. 129 more words

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How fast are FindFirstFile/FindFirstFileEx, and CFileFind - actually?

For the past several months, I’ve been working on a fork of WinDirStat, the extremely popular disk usage analysis program.

WinDirStat is fantastically useful, but also fantastically slow. 2,643 more words

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The Advanced Format sector, the old sector and the MTF record size

Dear readers, how are you? It follows an article about Advanced Format sector, old sector and MTF record size:


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Alexandre Borges.

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Use of FSCTL_GET_VOLUME_BITMAP to read $bitmap file from NTFS / ReFS volume

Q. How to read $bitmap file from NTFS / ReFS volume?


FSCTL_GET_VOLUME_BITMAP IOCTL is provided to read the $bitmap file. To use this IOCT you should know the size of $bitmap in advance, If you do not know this then you’ll have to read $bitmap file in chunks and store it in file to refer it later. 248 more words

Why Big Disk Drives Require Data Integrity Checking

Good post  by Stephen Foskett (thank you)

Hard disk drives keep getting bigger, meaning capacity just keeps getting cheaper. But storage capacity is like money: The more you have, the more you use. 23 more words