Files Transfer from two external NTFS HD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Rishi Rocky N., Jan 9, 2013.

  1. Rishi Rocky N. macrumors newbie

    Jan 9, 2013
    Trinidad & Tobago
    Hi, here"s what i wanna do with my mac:

    i have two external hd- a 1TB WD and 500gb Samsung ( NTFS Formatted )
    I want to copy the music from the WD to the Samsung via the mac because its way faster than my desktop computer.

    Here's the problem- i jacked in both HD and the mac recognises both , but i see no options to copy and paste when i right click the files on the WD to try paste it to the Samsung.

    Is it because they are both in NTFS ?
    I know Mac can read from NTFS but can't write to it, basically all i want to do is use the mac to transfer from both HD's.

    Please help
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Yes, that's why. The Mac only needs to read the drive you're copying from, but it needs to write to the drive you're copying to.

    NTFS (Windows NT File System)
    • Read/Write NTFS from native Windows.
    • Read only NTFS from native Mac OS X
      [*]To Read/Write/Format NTFS from Mac OS X, here are some alternatives:
      • For Mac OS X 10.4 or later (32 or 64-bit), install Paragon ($19.95) (Best Choice for Lion and Mountain Lion)
      • For Mac OS X 10.5 and later, including Lion, FUSE for OS X
      • For 32-bit Mac OS X, install NTFS-3G for Mac OS X (free) (does not work in 64-bit mode)
      • Some have reported problems using Tuxera (approx $36), which is an enhanced version of NTFS-3G with faster performance.
      • Native NTFS support can be enabled in Snow Leopard and later versions, but is not advisable, due to instability.
    • AirPort Extreme (802.11n) and Time Capsule do not support NTFS
    • Maximum file size: 16 TB
    • Maximum volume size: 256TB
    • You can use this format if you routinely share a drive with multiple Windows systems.
  3. Rhyalus macrumors 6502


    Mar 4, 2011
    I purchased Paragon a while back and have never had a problem.

    Highly recommended.

  4. Rishi Rocky N. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 9, 2013
    Trinidad & Tobago

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