my friend's mbp has native NTFS support?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by punter, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. punter macrumors 6502

    Feb 22, 2003
    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.
  2. ilkevinli macrumors 6502


    Apr 8, 2006
    He had to install an NTFS driver to be able to write to NTFS. There is no native write support for NTFS. You always had the ability to format a drive as NTFS in OS X.


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