Unable to mount External HDD - Seagate - NTFS formatted

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

  1. joshis1 macrumors newbie

    May 5, 2014
    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

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    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

    Evren Carven

    Dec 16, 2014
    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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