WD NTFS driver for Mac: how to fix WD hard drive read-only on Mac?

Posted by Katrina to NTFS for Mac on December 13th, 2017

I have a WD My Passport 2TB Portable external hard drive. This external hard drive is NTFS formatted and I used with a Windows laptop before switching to a Mac (MacBook Pro Server with macOS 10.12 High Sierra). Today, when I inserted it on Mac, I found I couldn't transfer files from Mac to it and there was no any error message. I have no idea what can I do with it.

Most of time, when our WD hard drive is NTFS formatted, it turns to read-only on macOS. All the time, macOS can only read from Windows-formatted NTFS drives, but can't write to them out of the box. In this situation, we are not allowed to back up files inside the WD hard drive, unable to copy or transfer files to the WD hard drive, and also can't edit, delete or create files on the WD hard drive from Mac.

As writing is frequently required, it is urgent for us to fix read-only WD hard drive on Mac. In this case, we only need a professional WD NTFS driver to help write to WD NTFS hard drive. Here are two reliable WD NTFS drivers we'd like to recommend to you.

1. The cheapest WD NTFS driver in App Store: NTFS Assistant

NTFS Assistant has excellent quality and charges at low price, which is the best option for us to read and write to WD NTFS hard drive on macOS High Sierra 10.13/Mojave 10.14/10.12 Sierra/10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7. Instead of WD NTFS hard drive, NTFS Assistant can also mount any other brands like Seagate, Toshiba, Western Digital, Silicon Power, DELL, Hitachi, Samsung, FANTOM, LaCie, ADATA, Hewlett-Packard, etc.

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.

After installing both NTFS Assistant and NTFS Assistant Helper, NTFS Assistant has the ability to read/write NTFS drive in Mac.

2. NTFS drive, external drive & network manager: iBoysoft Drive Manager

iBoysoft Drive Manager is a professional and handy Mac tool that can read and write to WD NTFS drive as a local drive on macOS 10.14/10.13/10.12/10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7.

Read and write to NTFS, FAT32 and exFAT drive

It not only supports to read and write to NTFS drive, but also mounts FAT32 drives and exFAT drives, etc.

iBoysoft Drive Manager

Mount external drive

In addition to writing to NTFS drive, iBoysoft Drive Manager can also mount and unmount external drive with ease, including external hard drive, USB flash drive, SD card, CF card, MicroSD, SDHC, memory card, memory stick, micro card. It automatically connects all external drives when system wakes up from sleep and safely ejects all external drives when the system sleeps.

Manage network drive

What's more, network drive can also be managed fast and intuitively with iBoysoft Drive Manager. It fully supports SMB, AFP, FTP, NFS. With this easy-to-use Mac tool, we are allowed to rename a network drive, search a network from menu bar, connect or disconnect all network drives with only one click. These handy functions really make sense when we have many network drives to manage.

WD NTFS driver for Mac - iBoysoft Drive Manager

With three simple steps to write to NTFS drive hassle-free

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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