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Potential for data loss
Authored by: PCheese on Nov 12, '09 03:59:50PM

The protocol may be well-defined, but that says nothing about the implementation being complete. There are many edge cases to be considered and tested. The essential feature set may work well now, but who knows what might happen if you transfer files with unusual file sizes, types of metadata, or file names? It's certainly not binary.

History (your experience) does not disprove potential. NTFS support in Mac OS X is potentially unstable, and everkleer80 is absolutely right in saying "this may not be 100% safe".

Suggesting the option is fine, but I think including such a disclaimer is necessary. It's disabled for a reason (whether for unresolved bugs or licensing issues or whatnot) and other users may not understand or may not be willing to take the same risk as you.



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