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Free download WD My Passport NTFS driver for Mac

Updated on Thursday, June 16, 2022

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Free download WD My Passport NTFS driver for Mac

Summary: Download and install WD NTFS driver for Mac: iBoysoft NTFS for Mac to read/write your WD My Passport hard drive on Mac.

WD NTFS driver for Mac

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This was not the first time that we had heard of WD My Passport read-only on Mac. Please look at the following case:

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 but I found I couldn't transfer files between the Mac and the WD drive.

Although sometimes Western Digital makes it clear on the drive packaging that NTFS compatibility needs to download the NTFS driver for reading/writing on macOS, you still don't know where to download and install the WD NTFS driver.

If the WD hard drive is a Windows-formatted NTFS drive and you run into any of these problems on your Mac computers, probably a WD NTFS driver is required:

  • You can't rename and write to the WD drive because it's not writable
  • Word documents and photos on WD drive is read-only or locked
  • You are unable to copy or transfer files to the WD hard drive
  • You can't edit, delete or create files on the WD hard drive
  • You open your WD hard drives on M1 Mac but can't see any files and folders
  • You need to use NTFS WD drive interchangeably between Windows & macOS laptops

Your WD hard drive is frequently required and you can't directly erase it to other formats (like exFAT and FAT32) because it will wipe out your data.

Therefore, you need a professional WD NTFS for Mac driver to fully access your WD NTFS hard drive on Mac.

iBoysoft NTFS for Mac - Best WD NTFS driver for 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 12/11/10.15/10.14/10.13. And this software is also compatible with Intel-based Apple M1, M1 Pro, and M1 Max Mac.

Moreover, it's the first WD NTFS driver for Mac that is fully compatible with Apple Silicon M1 Mac.

Read and Write to WD NTFS Drives on Mac

It supports reading NTFS drive on Mac as well as writing to 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.

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 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 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.

Best WD Driver NTFS for Mac iBoysoft NTFS for Mac

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.


You can't write to the NTFS file system without a 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 device with several systems, reformat it to FAT32 or exFAT.