Paragon NTFS for Mac High Sierra: write to NTFS drive on macOS High Sierra

Posted by Juno to NTFS for Mac on November 29th, 2017

An external drive is useful only when we can both read from and write on it. However, Windows NTFS formatted drives can only be readable when using on macOS (even on the newest macOS Mojave 10.14). By default, we are unable to write to NTFS drive or make any changes to it. We can open files on NTFS drive and view their content, but can't copy, edit or delete anything.

Of course, there are solutions for us to write to NTFS drive on macOS High Sierra. The easiest and most trustworthy solution is using an NTFS for Mac software. Paragon NTFS for Mac is such a software and has a lot of users. But is Paragon NTFS for Mac really our best choice?

Here are 2 disadvantages of Paragon NTFS for Mac:

1. Paid major upgrades: For minor upgrades (like from version 14.1 to version 14.2), we needn't pay for it. But for major upgrades (like from version 14 to version 15), Paragon NTFS for Mac need us to pay for the new version.

2. Unusual NTFS driver enable/disable feature: When we use Paragon NTFS for Mac to mount our NTFS drive, the drive can't be visited by other similar software. That makes much inconvenience when we need to manage or edit the NTFS drive with other software.

Due to reasons above, some users are not very satisfied with Paragon NTFS for Mac. Here we have found two Paragon NTFS for Mac High Sierra alternatives to help write to NTFS drive on macOS High Sierra.

Paragon NTFS for Mac High Sierra alternative 1: NTFS Assistant

NTFS Assistant is a professional NTFS driver for macOS that specially designed to mount NTFS drive on Mac as a regular drive with read-write mode. NTFS Assistant only sales at a very low price, offers free upgrade, and can mount NTFS drive 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 >> to enable NTFS read-write access.

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

Paragon NTFS for Mac High Sierra alternative 2: iBoysoft Drive Manager

iBoysoft Drive Manager is a handy Mac tool that can help mount, read, write and unmount NTFS drive, FAT32 drive, exFAT drive with ease. It supports macOS 10.15/10.14/10.13/10.12 and Mac OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8.

iBoysoft Drive Manager

Aside from above, iBoysoft Drive Manager can also mount and unmount network drives and external drives with a single click from the menu bar. With it, we only need to set up network drives at the first time connecting them to Mac and simply mount them when they are needed in the future. External drives will be automatically ejected when macOS sleeps and remounted when macOS wakes from sleep.

NTFS for Mac High Sierra: iBoysoft Drive Manager

Tutorial to mount NTFS drive on Mac with iBoysoft Drive Manager

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

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

Step 3: Write to NTFS drive after getting notified that the NTFS drive has been mounted successfully.

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