Cross-platform compatibility of a drive is very crucial for a user who must share files between Windows and macOS using a portable drive. Users usually will not have any problem using a storage medium formatted with FAT (File Allocation Table) file system family including FAT16, FAT32 and exFAT either on Windows and macOS, because both operating systems have full read and write support for these file systems.
However, it is not the case after you connect a Microsoft NTFS-formatted USB flash drive, external hard drive, or SD card on Mac. You will find your files on the NTFS drive viewable but non-editable. In other words, you can open the files to read them, but you cannot delete, rename, create, or move any files on the NTFS drive. Additionally, you are unable to save any files onto the NTFS drive from the Internet nor from the Mac. It causes great inconvenience for file sharing between PCs and Macs using an NTFS drive.
In fact, with the help of reliable NTFS for Mac software, you can write to NTFS drives on Mac easily. I found a good one for you.
iBoysoft Drive Manager: enable NTFS write support on Mac and manage drives efficiently
iBoysoft Drive Manager is a small utility for Mac users to manage external drives and network drives efficiently. The primary feature of this utility is to enable NTFS write ability on Mac, making it hassle-free to transfer files between Windows and macOS platforms using an NTFS drive.
Full read-write access to NTFS drives in macOS
macOS only has read support for NTFS-formatted external drives by default. After a Windows NTFS drive is detected, iBoysoft Drive Manager will automatically mount it in read-write mode. You will be able to conduct any write operations to the NTFS drive such as saving pictures, deleting unwanted files, and renaming Word documents and likewise. The usability is one of the criteria to determine a tool is good or not. Most users are not techies, and they need a tool to be intuitive and simple. iBoysoft Drive Manager shows a top-down interface after you click its icon at Mac’s menu bar. All your drives will be listed there and you can mount and unmount the NTFS drives with one click. Simple enough.
External drives management
Nowadays, many people have more than one external drive to better protect their data or for separate use. How to manage them more efficiently is in high demand now. iBoysoft Drive Manager supports mounting and unmounting USB flash drives, SD cards, memory sticks and external hard drives with one click. Additionally, when you leave your external drives connected to the Mac while you are doing other business, this tool will automatically eject the external drives to protect them from corruption during Mac’s Sleep mode.
Network drives management
Many people like to have a network drive on a home or business LAN to store files and share files without taking up any computer storage space. iBoysoft Drive Manager allows users to manually add network drives and map them as local drives in the Finder. This feature makes network drives easy to access and manage like portable drives. You can connect and disconnect them with one click as well.
Fast write and file transfer speed
If the speed of file sharing and writing is as slow as your grandma drives a car, probably it is not worth the time downloading an NTFS mounter and a drive management tool. iBoysoft Drive Manager has noticeably fast write and file transfer speed. You will not feel any difference between using an NTFS drive on Mac and a drive with a more Mac-friendly format.
This software is fully compatible with MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, iMac Pro and Mac mini running macOS 10.14/10.13/10.12 and Mac OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7.
You do not have to reformat the NTFS drive to make it compatible both with Mac and PC, especially when you enjoy the advantages of an NTFS drive such as its excellent security and better stability for large size disks. Now you have another option to use NTFS drives on Mac. Writing to NTFS drives on Mac should not be an issue with reliable and effective NTFS for Mac software like iBoysoft Drive Manager.