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

By Katrina | Posted to NTFS for Mac Tips 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 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.

This was not the first time that we had heard of WD My Passport read-only on Mac. Most of time, when our WD hard drive is NTFS formatted, it turns to be 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 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, we'd like to recommend a reliable WD NTFS driver, iBoysoft NTFS for Mac to you.

iBoysoft NTFS for Mac: the ultimate solution to use NTFS on Mac

iBoysoft NTFS for Mac is a professional and handy Mac tool that can read and write to WD NTFS drive as a local drive on macOS 11/10.15/10.14/10.13.

Read and write to NTFS drives on Mac

It supports to read and write to NTFS drives like external hard drives, SD cards, USB flash drives, memory cards, pen drives, etc. With iBoysoft NTFS for Mac, users can write to, edit, delete, copy, paste, and view files stored on the NTFS drives on Mac seamlessly and natively.

Mount NTFS external drive

In addition to writing to NTFS drive, iBoysoft NTFS for Mac can also mount and unmount all external drive with a single click.

Repair NTFS drives

What's more, iBoysoft NTFS for Mac makes it easy to repair corrupted, inaccessible, unmounted NTFS drives on Mac, just like users did on Windows computers.

Erase NTFS drives

Also, this utility bridges the gap of erase disk to NTFS on Mac. As we all know, Disk Utility on Mac doesn't allow users to erase the disk to NTFS file system when choose the format of d disk, and it causes some inconvenience consequently. Now, with iBoysoft NTFS for Mac, we can easily erase an NTFS disk when it becomes corrupted and needs to be fixed by reformatting.

Write to NTFS external hard drive on Mac with iBoysoft NTFS for Mac

How to use iBoysoft NTFS for Mac to write to read-only WD drives

  • 1. Download and install iBoysoft NTFS for Mac on your computer.
  • 2. Launch iBoysoft NTFS for Mac, restart your Mac, and insert the WD NTFS drive in Mac.
  • 3. Write to NTFS drive after the NTFS drive has been mounted successfully.


You can't write to NTFS file system without an WD NTFS driver for Mac. What's more, an NTFS formatted WD external hard drive won't work on your PS4 console for gaming as well. So, if you need to share this storage devices with several systems, reformat it to FAT32 or exFAT.