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Free download WD My Passport NTFS driver for Mac
Summary: What to do if you want to edit your NTFS-formatted WD My Passport drive on Mac? Be easy, this article from iBoysoft guides you to download and install the WD NTFS driver for Mac: iBoysoft NTFS for Mac to read/write your WD My Passport hard drive on Mac.
The NTFS is the most widely-used Microsoft file system in the world. Due to its copyrights, Mac users always get awkward that they cannot write to the NTFS-formatted WD My Passport hard drive on Mac devices. Frequent formatting is not advisable for it causes data loss and disk damage.
In such a case, you'd better install an NTFS driver to write to WD NTFS hard drive on Mac. This article teaches you how to free download the WD My Passport NTFS driver for Mac in detail.
Table of Contents:
- 1. What happens when you run a WD NTFS drive on Mac?
- 2. iBoysoft NTFS for Mac - Best WD NTFS driver for Mac
- 3. FAQ about WD NTFS driver for Mac
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What happens when you run an NTFS-formatted WD drive on Mac?
Before knowing what will happen when you want to use an NTFS drive on Mac. Let's view an example first.
I have a WD My Passport 2TB Portable external hard drive used on a Windows laptop before. This external hard drive is NTFS pre-formatted. Recently I switched to a MacBook Pro with macOS 11 Big Sur, I found I could read it on Mac, but I couldn't transfer files between the Mac and the WD drive.
This WD My Passport read-only on Mac problem is common. Actually, you're really restricted when you want to make any further changes to your NTFS drive on Mac:
- You can't rename and write to the WD drive because it's not writable on your Mac
- You are unable to copy or transfer files to the WD hard drive on your Mac
- You can't edit, delete or create files on the WD hard drive on your Mac
- You can't see any files and folders when you open your WD hard drives on M1 Mac
Annoyed by these restrictions, formatting the NTFS drive to APFS might hit your mind. But it's not recommended because you will suffer data loss as long as you format the external hard drive on Mac.
Under this circumstance, the most simple and secure way to fix read-only WD hard drive on Mac is to install a free NTFS for Mac driver, then you can gain full write and edit support for your pre-formatted NTFS WD hard drive on Mac.
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iBoysoft NTFS for Mac - Best WD NTFS driver for Mac
Meanwhile, this wonderful software is compatible with Intel-based Apple M1, M1 Pro, M1 Max, and M2 Mac. Significantly, iBoysoft NTFS for Mac is the first WD NTFS driver for Mac that is fully compatible with Apple Silicon Mac.
What does iBoysoft NTFS for Mac allow you to do on your device?
As an NTFS for Mac toolset, iBoysoft allows you to use the NTFS drive like the APFS drive on your Mac nicely. You can read more to know what exactly you can operate to your NTFS drive on Mac with it.
Read and Write to WD NTFS Drives on Mac
iBoysoft WD NTFS driver for Mac supports you in reading and writing kinds of Western Digital NTFS portable external hard drives on macOS, including WD Elements, My Passport Ultra, Easystore, My Book, My Passport Slim, My Passport Essential SE, and Game Drive.
Specifically, 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.
Auto Mount Western Digital NTFS External HDD/ SSD
In addition to writing to the NTFS drive, iBoysoft NTFS for Mac can also mount, unmount, and eject all WD external hard drives and SSD with a single click. It's a menu bar utility that automatically mounts NTFS drives after you allow it.
Erase WD drives to the NTFS file system on Mac
Also, this utility bridges the gap of erasing disk to the NTFS file system on Mac.
As we all know, Disk Utility on Mac doesn't allow users to erase the disk to the NTFS file system when choosing the disk format, and it definitely brings lots of inconveniences to Mac users and fans.
Now, we can erase an NTFS disk on Mac easily with the assistance of iBoysoft NTFS for Mac software.
How to use iBoysoft NTFS for Mac to read/write to WD drives on Mac?
Step 1: Download and install iBoysoft NTFS for Mac on your MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, etc.
Step 2: Launch iBoysoft NTFS for Mac and insert the WD NTFS drive in Mac.
Step 3: Write to the NTFS drive after the NTFS drive has been mounted successfully.
Note: If the NTFS disk still can't be read and written to, a pop-up will require you to install an NTFS driver by iBoysoft and enable System Extensions. Then, you can edit files on the NTFS drive freely.
You're not allowed to write to the WD drive with the NTFS file system on macOS. In order to fix read-only WD hard drive on Mac, you have to format this drive to a Mac-compatible file system first.
Or, you can install an iBoysoft NTFS for Mac application to write to WD NTFS hard drive on Mac, which is more recommended for data safety and disk performance.
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FAQ about WD NTFS driver for Mac
WD NTFS driver for Mac is the software that allows you to write, edit, and make any modification to your NTFS hard drive on your Mac. iBoysoft NTFS for Mac is the best NTFS driver which enables you to write and edit your NTFS-formatted WD My Passport drive on Mac seamlessly.
You can download iBoysoft NTFS for Mac software on your Mac, launch iBoysoft NTFS for Mac and insert your WD NTFS drive into Mac, and then you can get your WD NTFS hard drive to work on your Mac, just like the APFS hard drive does.