WD My Book 3TB

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by ashman70, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. ashman70 macrumors 6502a

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    I have an external WD Mybook 3TB drive that is formatted NTFS, and I have been using it to store stuff copied off my Mac, today for some reason I connected it to my Mac and it says its read only, I can no longer copy anything to it. I haven't messed around with it at all, nor has it been plugged into a PC recently....not sure what is going on, any thoughts?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    OS X cannot natively write to NTFS volumes. Have you used some 3rd party software to enable this?
     
  3. ashman70 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes I was, totally forgot about that, thanks for reminding me, taken care of.

    Doh!!!

    AM
     
  4. DenverOutlaws macrumors newbie

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    Can either of you recommend a third party software that will enable OS X to write to NTFS? I'm having the same trouble as ashman. Thanks!
     
  5. kuebby macrumors 68000

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    I use NTFS for Mac OS X (by Paragon) for the rare occasions when I need to write to an NTFS drive.
     

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