Unable to mount External HDD - Seagate - NTFS formatted

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by joshis1, May 4, 2015.

  1. joshis1 macrumors newbie

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    I can see my drive in disk utility. However, the verification, mount and other options are disabled. How can I mount my drive for read/write.

    My OSx version is 10.9.5. I have already tried doing SMC reset by pressing power+shift+control+option after shutting down the macbook pro.

    Can somebody please help me on this?
     
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    You have to reformat it into something like ExFAT (cross platform) or Mac OS Extended Journaled (Mac only) in order to write to it. OS X cannot write to NTFS partitions natively without a utility like Paragon NTFS.
     
  3. Evren Carven macrumors regular

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    You can only mount your NTFS format Seagate External HDD as a read-only volume under OS X 10.9.5. As yjchua95 said, OS X cannot write to NTFS volume without a NTFS driver.
     

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