Release: Tuxera NTFS for Mac 2010.1

The latest release of Tuxera NTFS for Mac is now out!

Note: This release contains an important bugfix for the issue described in KB974729. All users are urged to update as soon as possible.

Changes since 2009.10:

  • A fix for the issue described in KB974729, in which NTFS drives were rendered unmountable in Windows Vista and Windows 7 in rare cases after being used extensively with Tuxera NTFS for Mac or NTFS-3G. After this update, Tuxera NTFS for Mac will no longer trigger this condition.
    To fix existing drives, please install the hotfix provided by Microsoft and follow instructions.
    If you have been affected by this issue and need assistance, don’t hesitate to contact our premium support email address (see your activation email).
  • Performance improvements: Tuxera NTFS for Mac now includes many of the improvements featured in Tuxera NTFS for Embedded systems, designed to further increase performance and reduce unnecessary driver workload, especially when working with many smaller files and traversing large directory hierarchies.
    For example, when crawling a test volume recursively, 2010.1 was nearly 40% faster than 2009.10 in our tests.
  • Performance improvements: The caching layer has been improved with more efficient lookup, which means less CPU overhead, and measures have been taken to minimize the amount of excess data that is read when accessing files in a random fashion.
  • Feature: Tuxera NTFS for Mac now includes a new preference pane option “Disable recovery dialog for hibernated volumes”, which makes the driver ignore NTFS volumes that contain a hibernated Windows session instead of showing a dialog asking the user whether it wants to purge the hibernated state or abort mounting.
  • Bugfix: Fix for some users of Snow Leopard who had problems with formatting NTFS volumes (Tuxera NTFS was not displayed as a formatting option at all times).
  • Fix: General usability improvements in the installer and preference pane.
  • Fix: Minor fixes to improve compatibility with the built-in NTFS driver.
  • Experimental: Tuxera NTFS for Mac now attempts to mount Windows LDM partitions by default. This will not work at all times, but one user did benefit from this change.