When you want to share files between a Mac and a PC with an external drive, you will find you can't write this drive on macOS Big Sur, Catalina, Mojave, and other Mac operating systtems.
One of the reasons is that the external drive is formatted with NTFS, because Windows NTFS file system can only be read but can't be written on Mac.
Fortunately, with the help of a reliable NTFS for Mac App, you are able to read/write NTFS drive as you wish, and the freeware, Mounty for NTFS, is one of the most popular free NTFS for Mac software.
Can Mounty for NTFS support macOS Big Sur?
Yes, it can. Since the release of macOS Big Sur, a few NTFS for Mac software including Mounty supports macOS Big Sur 11 and Mounty for NTFS is one of them.
However, many people complained that Mounty for NTFS delivered slow read/write speed and file corrupt, causing data loss on NTFS external dirves, even though it's totally free.
Is there any alternatives to Mounty for NTFS macOS Big Sur?
Yes. A better NTFS for Mac tool - iBoysoft NTFS for Mac is worth trying.
At present, iBoysoft NTFS for Mac is one of the several NTFS for macOS Big Sur applications. It can mount NTFS-formatted volumes in read-write mode automatically on macOS Big Sur 11/Catalina 10.15/Mojave 10.14/High Sierra 10.13.
Besides its NTFS write support, iBoysoft NTFS for Mac is certainly a comprehensive NTFS for Mac too. It also can unmount, repair and erase NTFS volumes. If you want to reformat SD cards, external hard disks, USb flash drives to NTFS, this tool also supports reformatting other file systems like exFAT, FAT, HFS+, etc to NTFS.
Best NTFS for Mac - iBoysoft NTFS for Mac
- Read and write NTFS volumes on Mac
- Mount and unmount NTFS volumes
- Repair NTFS file system errors
- Erase data on NTFS disks
- List and open all attached external drives
- Reformat other file systems to NTFS
- Support macOS 11/10.15/10.14/10.13
Compare to Mounty for NTFS, iBoysoft NTFS for Mac is more reliable and have faster speed. Meanwhile, it offers free tech support and free update. What's more, iBoysoft NTFS for Mac is fully compatible with Apple Silion M1 Mac.
How to write to NTFS drive on Mac with iBoysoft NTFS for Mac?
Step 1: Download and install iBoysoft NTFS for Mac on our Mac.
Step 2: Launch iBoysoft NTFS for Mac and insert the external Windows NTFS volume on Mac.
Step 3: Write to external Windows NTFS volume after getting notified that the drive has been mounted successfully.
Though Mounty for NTFS has updated for Intel Mac running macOS 11 Big Sur, speaking of Apple Silicon M1 Mac, iBoysoft NTFS for Mac is the best option.