Commercial EXT4 File-System Driver For Windows Updated (ExtFS)
Written by Michael Larabel in Proprietary Software on 20 July 2016 at 09:36 AM EDT. 14 Comments
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For those wishing to access EXT-based file-systems from Windows, Paragon Software Group has announced a new version of their ExtFS software for Windows with better support for EXT4 file-systems.

This commercial read-write ExtFS file-system driver for Windows comes with better EXT4 support. The EXT4 support improvements include for handling over 2TB volumes, up to twice as fast as earlier versions of ExtFS, and support for nearly all of the EXT4 mount options / format specifications. The driver is also said to work better for volumes short on space.

Paragon still makes ExtFS available on a trial basis for those interested. With this new version their trial version will no longer expire after 10 days, but will drop your data transfer rate to a 5 Mb/s cap and offering up to a 25 day trial period with full speeds if sharing the program's link via Facebook.

So if you have a real need for read-write EXT4 file-system support from Windows, learn more about this update via Paragon Software.
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