How to write NTFS drive with NTFS-3G in macOS High Sierra 10.13?

Posted by Juno to NTFS for Mac on November 17th, 2017

Usually, when we use an external drive on Mac, we have both read and write access to it. But for a NTFS drive, we only have read access to it while using it on Mac and that makes us unable to make any changes to the NTFS drive. Under that condition, we can't copy, edit or delete anything on the NTFS drive. To solve this problem, we can use a NTFS driver for macOS, such as NTFS-3G.

NTFS-3G is an open source implementation of NTFS that includes read and write support. It uses the FUSE file system interface so that it can talk to any Unix like OS including the Mac OS.

Does NTFS-3G support macOS High Sierra 10.13?

No. NTFS-3G is NOT compatible with macOS High Sierra 10.13, and it is an open source software with some shortcomings as below:

1. Slow write speed. NTFS-3G often write NTFS drive with very slow speed and sometimes even fails to work as macOS doesn't have a VM buffer cache.

2. Not easy-to-use. Installing and using NTFS-3G require users to operate it with command line, it is not easy-to-use for common users to mount NTFS drive.

To conclude, NTFS-3G is not suitable to mount NTFS on High Sierra. Want to write NTFS drive on macOS High Sierra 10.13? Don't worry! Here are two NTFS-3G alternatives can help you.

Alternatives to NTFS-3G for macOS High Sierra 10.13

Alternative 1: NTFS Assistant

NTFS Assistant is a professional NTFS driver for macOS that can easily help us mount NTFS drive on macOS Mojave 10.14/High Sierra 10.13 as a regular drive with read-write mode. NTFS Assistant has a very low price and can mount NTFS drive, transfer files with fast speed.

Guidance to download and use NTFS Assistant

Step 1: Download and install NTFS Assistant from App Store >>.

Step 2: Download and install NTFS Assistant Helper >>.

Step 3: Launch NTFS Assistant and connect a NTFS drive to Mac.

Alternative 2: iBoysoft Drive Manager

iBoysoft Drive Manager is a reliable NTFS driver for macOS that can easily mount, unmount, read and write NTFS drive on macOS 10.14 Mojave/10.13/10.12 and macOS 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7.

iBoysoft Drive Manager

Unlike NTFS-3G, iBoysoft Drive Manager can enable to read/write NTFS drive on macOS High Sierra 10.13 with fast speed.

iBoysoft Drive Manager is also a handy tool to manage network drives and external drives. Only a single click from the menu bar, we can mount and unmount drives. With it, external drives will be automatically unmounted when Mac sleeps without being unplugged and remounted when Mac wakes from sleep.

NTFS for macOS High Sierra 10.13: iBoysoft Drive Manager

Step-by-step instruction to mount NTFS drive in read-write mode with iBoysoft Drive Manager

Step 1: Download and install iBoysoft Drive Manager on our Mac.

Step 2: Launch iBoysoft Drive Manager and connect the NTFS drive to Mac.

Step 3: Write NTFS drive after getting notified that the NTFS drive is mounted successfully.

Want NTFS for macOS 10.12? Please refer to NTFS for macOS 10.12 Sierra to read/write NTFS drive on Mac.

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