NTFS (New Technology File System) works well in the Windows platform, but switches over to Mac OS you will notice that Mac can only read NTFS-formatted disks but can’t write anything to the NTFS-formatted disks. It results in great inconvenience when you need to transfer files between a Mac and a PC using an NTFS-formatted external disk.
Many people will choose to format the disks for PCs and Mac to a file system such as FAT32 or exFAT or use a free NTFS for Mac driver to solve the incompatibility nuisance. However, if you are facing one of the following situations, we recommend you use a professional NTFS for Mac app.
- You have multiple NTFS drives with tons of data on them. It takes hours for you to back up data, reformat the disks and restore files.
- You have to regularly switch back and forth between PCs and Macs using an NTFS external hard drive.
- You enjoy the advantages of NTFS and don’t want to lose them by reformatting the disk to other file systems.
- You worry about the risks of using free NTFS for Mac driver, because they might make your operating system vulnerable to hacking or virus by allowing root level permission.
- You are not familiar with using Terminal on Mac and don’t want to mess up with the command lines to enable Apple’s disable-by-default NTFS write support.
Considering your need of a safe and reliable NTFS for Mac application on Mac, we review iBoysoft NTFS for Mac to help you read and write to NTFS drives on Mac.
What iBoysoft NTFS for Mac can do?
1. Mount NTFS volumes in read-write mode automatically
After the utility is installed on your Mac and NTFS volumes are detected, by default it will mount NTFS volumes in read-write mode automatically. In its drop-down interface, you can see all connected NTFS disks are listed and mounted. Click the small triangle button beside an NTFS disk and select “Open”, or you can go to “Disk Management” window, select an NTFS disk and click “Open” button, to open the NTFS disk in Finder.
You won’t feel any differences between using an NTFS disk on Mac and using a non-NTFS disk. Then, you can read, edit, delete the existing files on NTFS disks and create new files onto them as well.
2. Check and repair NTFS file system errors
Disks can suddenly become corrupted due to unsafe ejection, unexpected power off, malware attacks, bad sectors or other unknown reasons. However, Mac’s First Aid cannot fix NTFS file system errors. Therefore, the “Check disk” feature in iBoysoft NTFS for Mac is very helpful if your NTFS disk is corrupted. In Disk Management, select an NTFS disk and click on the “Check disk” button. For minor logical problems with the NTFS disk, this software can fix them and make your corrupted NTFS disk workable again. There is no need for you to find a PC to conduct the fixing.
3. Delete all data on NTFS disks without changing the file system
You might know that the fastest and easiest way to clean a disk is to reformat it. You can easily reformat a disk to non-NTFS file system on Mac. If you want to keep the disk NTFS-formatted, this software can help you delete all data on selected NTFS disk with one single click. In Disk Management, select the NTFS disk which you want to erase and click on “Erase disk” button. Wait for a while and you will have a blank NTFS-formatted disk for use with all unwanted data removed.
4. Reformat non-NTFS file systems to NTFS on Mac
The Disk Utility on Mac supports reformatting a disk to APFS (if your Mac is running macOS Catalina, Mojave or High Sierra), HFS+, HFS, FAT or exFAT. If you want to use NTFS file system on your external disks, you have to find a computer running Windows to finish the reformatting. iBoysoft NTFS for Mac provides a solution for people like you who may need to reformat the disk to NTFS on a Mac. Still in its Disk Management window, select an external hard drive, an SD card, a USB flash drive or any attached storage devices, choose “Erase to NTFS” button on the right. The software will erase all data on the selected disk and reformat it to NTFS shortly.
Disclaimer: Be careful when you want to use “Erase disk” and “Erase to NTFS” buttons. Both of them will delete all data on the selected drive. If you have important files on the disk, remember to make an adequate backup first.
5. Eject all connected NTFS disks with one click
With multiple NTFS disks attached to your Mac, it is sweet that you can eject them all with one click, isn’t it? This software has a “Eject all” option in its drop-down interface. With it, you don’t have to eject each NTFS volume one by one. As you know, safe ejection, to great degree, can prevent your disks from corruption.
This is a good NTFS for Mac utility. It has nice features to meet people’s needs for using and managing NTFS drives on Mac with a user-friendly interface and fast file transferring speed. We hope you find this review helpful and try out iBoysoft NTFS for Mac today.