Tuxera NTFS for Mac free alternative

Posted by Katrina to NTFS for Mac Tips on December 1st, 2017

It is well known that Mac computers can read files from an NTFS formatted drive, but not write. Fortunately, many applications out there help to write to NTFS drive, one of the most widespread and famous NTFS for Mac software goes to Tuxera NTFS for Mac. For its fast speed and good performance, Tuxera NTFS for Mac is favored by numerous customers. But is Tuxera NTFS for Mac the best one?

The drawbacks of Tuxera NTFS for Mac

To make it clear, we did some researches and ran some tests. We found Tuxera NTFS for Mac is not perfect as we thought. Here we picked up its obvious disadvantages.

1. Slow speed as you transfer large files. For example, you will spend much time copying bulky videos from Mac to NTFS drive with Tuxera NTFS for Mac.

2. Unstable. Such as "Tuxera NTFS could not mount" error happens frequently whenever you mount NTFS drive.

3. Expensive. Lifetime license charges US$31.

To sum up, in terms of its performance, cost or software stability, Tuxera NTFS for Mac is not that great as you have heard. We are here to offer you two Tuxera NTFS for Mac free alternatives.

Tuxera NTFS for Mac free alternative - iBoysoft Drive Manager

iBoysoft Drive Manager is undoubtedly the best and free Tuxera NTFS for Mac alternative, which gives you full read and write capabilities on NTFS external drives. It is easy to use, fast, secure and user-friendly. Just feel free to download this Tuxera NTFS for Mac free alternative:

iBoysoft Drive Manager icon
iBoysoft Drive Manager

Write to NTFS drive on Mac as regular drives

With iBoysoft Drive Manager installed on your Mac, you are allowed to read, write, delete, add and rename folders and files on Mac.

Mount/unmount/manage external drive/network drive

iBoysoft Drive Manager also can help mount and unmount various external drives (including external hard drive, USB flash drive, SD card, memory card, CF card and pen drive) no matter they are NTFS, FAT32 or exFAT drives. Network drives can be also managed with this all-in-one Tuxera NTFS for Mac alternative. It allows us to give each external drive/network drive a drive letter, which makes it possible for us to easily manage specific external drive/network drive.

Strong compatibility

This NTFS for Mac tool works perfectly in all macOS versions ranging from macOS 10.15/10.14/10.13/10.12 and Mac OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8.

Tuxera NTFS for Mac free alternative: iBoysoft Drive Manager

Step-by-step tutorial to use iBoysoft Drive Manager

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

Step 2: Launch iBoysoft Drive Manager and insert the NTFS drive in Mac.

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

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