Mounty for NTFS macOS Monterey/Big Sur

By Katrina | Updated to Home > NTFS for Mac Tips on December 7th, 2021

Summary: Does Mounty for NTFS support macOS Big Sur? The answer is yes. How about macOS Monterey? Not yet. Read to find the risks of using Mounty for NTFS and discover its best alternative iBoysoft NTFS for Mac.

Mounty for NTFS

When you want to write to an external HD on your Mac, you may find the Mac external hard drive read only in any version of macOS or OS X, even the latest macOS 12 Monterey.

One of the reasons is that the external drive is formatted with Windows NTFS file system, because you can read NTFS drive on Mac but can't write to NTFS 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 NTFS for Mac free software.

Mounty for NTFS

Can Mounty for NTFS support macOS Monterey?

Not yet. Generally speaking, it takes longer for free tools to update the compatibility. Users reported that Mounty mounted their Windows NTFS drives in read only state on Mac running macOS 12. If you want to write to NTFS drives on macOS 12, Mounty for NTFS can't help you right now.

Can Mounty for NTFS support macOS Big Sur?

Yes, it can. So far, most of NTFS for Mac programs are supporting macOS 11 Big Sur 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 drives, even though it's totally free.

Are there any alternatives to Mounty for NTFS?

If you are using macOS Big Sur and want a NTFS for macOS Big Sur alternative - iBoysoft NTFS for Mac is worth trying.

iBoysoft NTFS for Mac mount NTFS-formatted volumes in read-write mode automatically on macOS including macOS Monterey and macOS Big Sur.

Besides its fast NTFS read-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 12/11/10.15/10.14/10.13
  • Compatible with M1, M1 Pro, and M1 Max Mac

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 Silicon M1, M1 Pro, M1 Max Mac.

How to write to NTFS drive on Mac with iBoysoft NTFS for Mac?

Step 1: Download and install iBoysoft NTFS for Mac on your Mac.

Step 2: Launch iBoysoft NTFS for Mac and insert the external Windows NTFS volume on Mac.

Write to NTFS drives in macOS Monterey with iBoysoft NTFS for 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 as it is compatible with macOS 12 and M1 Mac.


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