A friend bought a new mbp a month ago. From memory it's a 13", but it definitely has thunderbolt. Anyway, he can read and write to ntfs volumes? He has an external usb3 (plugged into his usb2 port) 2.5" drive. And he can write to it, and on my blackbook I can't write to it, only read, because it's ntfs. I went into his disk utility to wipe the drive and it had options not only for HFS formats, MS-DOS, but also NTFS options. What the? He's running 10.6.8 and he hasn't installed any ntfs-3g hacks or anything. What am i missing here? And how can i get my book to support it.