1. t0n1zz's Avatar
    so as i am just switching from windows to mac... i find something surprising that mac can't write on NTSF drive which my 1TB seagate external harddrive is... and then need a freaking $30 paragon-NTFS to read those and i bought it because i live with windows user too...

    and i found out that the most versatile drive format that allow me to use it normally (read and write) between mac and win is exfat and fat32 and i choose exfat since it allow for bigger file size operation.

    so i relocated all my files and reformat my seagate external harddrive to exfat and it works fine for once... another day i try to connect to my macbook pro via usb-c usb-a dongle (which is suck but working just fine using it yesterday), the drive just not/cannot mount... i can see it in disk utility but it is grey out and i tried to mount it using disk util, terminal, ntfs-paragon... but none of those working

    so how to fix it? i plug this same drive to windows machine and it works fine... very weird i thought mac suppose to be much better experience than windows... but in these several days i feel so frustated just by a simple harddrive plug...
    11-26-2017 03:57 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Why are you surprised? Apple has it's own file system that it prefers you use....
    11-26-2017 08:31 AM
  3. chipsterguy's Avatar
    Get the paragon NTFS. Problem solved.
    12-20-2017 08:10 AM
  4. doogald's Avatar
    so as i am just switching from windows to mac... i find something surprising that mac can't write on NTSF drive which my 1TB seagate external harddrive is... and then need a freaking $30 paragon-NTFS to read those and i bought it because i live with windows user too...
    Sorry that I missed this when it was posted, but Seagate provides a free Paragon NTFS driver its drives. It works only with Seagate drives, so you'd have to buy a license for another external hard drive brand.
    12-20-2017 09:03 AM

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