If you plug in a disk to your computer running macOS, it’s all well and good until you notice that, even though your computer can open and view the disk, you can’t save, delete, or transfer any files. This is because, the disk you use has been preciously formatted to NTFS file system, the default file system used in Microsoft Windows. Unfortunately, Macs lack native write support for NTFS. That is, you can read from NTFS drives, but cannot write directly to a drive without some extra work and customization.
To bridge this gap between two operating systems, you can choose to re-format your drive into FAT (such as FAT32 or exFAT), an older file system compatible with both Windows and Mac. Otherwise, you can manually enable NTFS read and write support with command line. However, if you frequently need to write to an NTFS drive or have important data on the drive, these two methods don’t suit you as they are so tedious, experimental and would lead to serious data loss problems.
Don’t worry. There are applications available online that have been developed to solve the incompatibility issue between Windows and macOS. iBoysoft NTFS for Mac is the best NTFS for Mac software that I have ever tested till now. Let’s have a look at its key features:
iBoysoft NTFS for Mac gives you reliable read-write compatibility for all NTFS formatted hard drives, external hard drives, solid-state disks, USB flash drives, SD cards, and memory cards, etc. With its assistance, you can copy, move, delete, and edit files on NTFS drives on Mac hassle-free.
Work as a disk Manager
In addition, iBoysoft NTFS for Mac is not only an NTFS driver but also an NTFS drive manager, helping you control the NTFS drive more efficiently. Just like Disk Utility, one of the native apps in macOS, it enables you to format, check, unmount, repair NTFS disks through a single click.
- View disk details: The software will show you some basic information of a disk, such as the capacity, free space, mount path, file system and more.
- Open a disk: You can tick to open a disk inside the software. Then you will see the Finder windows that contains all your files on drive.
- Unmount an NTFS drive: This is an important feature on macOS. If you want to erase or repair an NTFS drive, you need to unmount the disk first.
- Check and repair errors on an NTFS drive: The program is integrated with checks and repairs inconsistencies in NTFS volumes. When you have any problem during use an NTFS drive, you can check and repair disk errors on Mac, without bothering to complete the process on a Windows PC.
- Erase an NTFS drive and format a volume supported by macOS into NTFS: iBoysoft NTFS for Mac is also built in format feature that is able to erase an NTFS drive and format an exFAT/FAT32/HFS+/APFS drive to NTFS.
Fast File Transfer Speed
With advanced technology, iBoysoft NTFS for Mac is capable of transferring files with speeds of up to six times more than the competitors. In my testing, I inserted Samsung SSD T3 1TB and Toshiba Canvio Basics Portable Hard Drive in my MacBook Pro 2017 running macOS Catalina and copied a 4.11GB MP4 file from Mac to the NTFS drive. It only spent 4 minutes and 28 seconds. Super-fast, Huh?
Simple User Interface
Moreover, this NTFS for Mac utility has a simple interface which makes it easier for you to operate and manage your NTFS disks. It will list all connected NTFS drives on the drop-down menu, where you can open or eject them one by one or eject all at once. The software also allows you to set it to automatically mount NTFS drives in read-write mode. In this case, the drive will be opened immediately when you connect it to a Mac.
Compatibility and Price
It is backward compatible and runs on all macOS versions, including the latest macOS 10.15 Catalina, 10.14 Mojave, 10.13 High Sierra, 10.12 Sierra and OS X 10.11 El Capitan, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion.
iBoysoft NTFS for Mac can be free downloaded to mount a disk in read-write mode for 3 times. If you like this software and want to continue using it, you need to purchase a one-time lifetime license for $19.95.
iBoysoft provides all its licenses with maintenance and customer support. You can find useful tips and solutions from the knowledge base and online help documentation center. Meanwhile, you can contact its support teams via email to receive the instant and professional assistance.
The easiest and safest way to mount NTFS drives in read-write mode is clearly to utilize iBoysoft NTFS for Mac. On the one hand, it is substantially faster than other rivals. On the other hand, I really like its disk management features which make it possible to do everything with Windows NTFS drives on your Mac.