The driver provides read and write access for Seagate external drives in Windows without having to reformat.Note: Not compatible with drives formatted with Apple File System (APFS).
I've macOS Monterey on a MacBook Pro. I have Seagate and WD external hard drives which are NTFS formatted. I cannot switch from NTFS to extFat because LG Smart TV OS doesn't support extFat. I found that both Seagate and WD Provide free NTFS driver for Mac. Both the drivers are from Paragon. I found that NTFS Driver from Seagate doesn't work for WD drives and vice versa.
Have you tried completely uninstalling both proprietary apps and their drivers, rebooting, then installing just one of those proprietary apps? It is possible installing both apps may be installing both Paragon drivers which may be stepping on each others toes. Maybe their proprietary apps are preventing the driver from working with their competitors' drives (I hope that is not the case, but I really don't trust companies these days).
Did you try erasing the drives yourself since maybe from the factory they each use a slightly different allocation size or some other NTFS feature which may not be compatible between the two different apps/drivers. If you erase the drives yourself, then both should be using a compatible NTFS format. Maybe the Paragon driver used by one (or perhaps both) have been customized in some way to make them unique.
Personally I would look into other options for whatever you are doing with the LG TV so that you don't need any NTFS drivers on your Mac. These "smart" TVs are not what they are cracked up to be, nor are they safe (for your privacy, or your networked devices and tend to have a limited time limit for features & updates). You are better off treating a "smart" device as a classic "dumb" device as it will usually allow any custom setups to work with any model/'brand device.
Thanks, I knew there had to be a catch. I ended up installing something called "Mac fuse" I think. And a 3rd party ntfs3d driver for it. The driver was a little out of date also and outside of Mac developers network. Took my chances with that. And it seems to work well so far. Of course there is paragon like you said and tuxera for $20 & $30. I just hate paying for something as fundamental as this.
Summary: This article from iBoysoft offers you how to change Seagate from read-only on Mac without formatting and change permissions on Seagate's external drive on Mac. Finally, a wonderful Seagate NTFS for Mac driver -- iBoysoft NTFS for Mac is covered in this article.
iBoysoft NTFS for Mac is a wonderful Seagate NTFS for Mac driver and a disk management toolset. It immediately mounts your NTFS-formatted Seagate drive in read-write mode as you connect it to your Mac. This software also allows you to gain NTFS write access on macOS Ventura. Any external drives including SD cards, external hard drives, USB flash drives, etc. formatted with the Microsoft NTFS file system can be easily managed.
Note: If you can't read and write to your NTFS disk after installing the software, a pop-up will ask you to install an NTFS driver by iBoysoft and enable System Extensions. Then, the NTFS volumes will be mounted in read-write mode.
Aside from being a Seagate NTFS for Mac driver ( also a WD NTFS driver for Mac ) to read NTFS drive on Mac and write the NTFS drive, iBoysoft NTFS also lets users open, mount, repair, and erase NTFS drives on Mac natively and seamlessly.
You can install a third-party NTFS for Mac driver on your Mac, change permissions on Seagate external drive on Mac, or format your Seagate drive to the APFS file system to remove the read-only from your Seagate external hard drive on Mac.
It is frustrating that Mac restricts NTFS external drive in write support. How to rename, edit, delete, transfer files on it? What you need now is a reliable third-party NTFS driver tool to get full access.
There is yet a third drive format that CAN be used across these two operating systems without the need for special third party drivers. It is called FAT. FAT has several forms and variations, the most recent of which is FAT32. (For more information on FAT formats check out _Allocation_Table)
my friend buy seagate backup plus, one best software from seagate for mac that NTFS file show in mac OS after install seagate software in mac.if WD create any software for ntfs file shown in mac. then cannot format for mac.
Also, today more popular Android OS, so if WD also create any android app for mount ntfs file format in android phone. only read, then amazing for users to see videos, movies, etc from hdd. I try to connect my passport but ntfs file format not support my android smartphone.
The Seagate Backup Plus 8TB is the latest addition to their portfolio of external desktop drives, offering users with the largest available single-drive solution available on the market. The availability of an 8TB model is certainly a very important release for many, as data size and storage requirements continue to grow at a very fast pace. As such, the 8TB unit is ideal for professionals who deal with extremely large files (i.e. videos, project files) and need an archive solution. The new Seagate external drive is also catered towards consumers looking to backup and protect the entire contents of their computer and on their frequented social media websites. Under the hood lays the 8TB Seagate Archive HDD, a drive used predominantly for active archives, featuring a relatively low price point as well as a very energy efficient design. Users can also install the pre-loaded NTFS driver for Mac on the Seagate Backup Plus, which allows them to use the drive interchangeably between both Windows and Mac computers without having to reformat the drive.
The Seagate Backup Plus Desktop Drive 8TB is an external hard drive with a massive storage capacity and specifically designed for back up purposes for computers and social media. The drive supports both Windows and Mac operating systems via a USB 3.0 connection, the former which is possible by simply installing the pre-loaded NTFS driver so that the drive can be used interchangeably between the two platforms without reformatting. We had no issues with this. The 8TB Seagate Plus can also be set for automatic backups, mobile backups, and images and other media for online services such as Facebook and Tumblr.
FAT32 is supported on both Windows and MacOS but is not recommended(especially for audio files) because of its file size limits. Don't use it.The most common Windows drive format is the NTFS system, which modern Windows machines use by default, and which is the format most hard drives come with as standard. Macs can read NTFS, but normally can't write to it. If you want to write to NTFS on a Mac, the best solution is: -software.com/home/ntfs-mac/This costs about $20, but is worth every penny if you do any kind of cross-platform work.
The GoFlex Slim comes in black and white. The former is preformatted using the NTFS file system (Windows) and the latter preformatted with HSF+ (Macs). However, each comes with a software driver that enables the other platform to have full read/write access to the drive without having to change its file system. This is similar to the rest of the GoFlex family and significantly increases the flexibility, as well as the value, of the drive in terms of usage. Prior to this, the only way for a drive to work with both platforms was to use FAT32, which limits the maximum file size to less than 4GB (unsuitable for storing high-definition content).
Service and support Seagate backs the GoFlex Ultra Slim with a three-year warranty, which is one year longer than the GoFlex Ultra-portable's warranty. Seagate's Web site contains a comprehensive list of forums, knowledge bases, driver downloads, installation help, and FAQs to help you troubleshoot your drive. The company's technical support is also available via live chat, e-mail, and phone from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. PT weekdays.
I tested the Backup Plus using a MacBook Pro. The drive's software auto-detected my OS (Mac OS X version 10.6.8, a.k.a. Snow Leopard) and asked if I wanted to use the drive with Mac and PC or Mac only. Choosing both operating systems required installation of the included Paragon NTFS for Mac driver to enable two-way Mac OS and Windows use. Some applications, including Time Machine and the included Mac backup software from Seagate, will not work since they cannot make use of a drive that uses the Windows (NTFS) file system.
Seagate ships the 4TB Backup Plus in an NTFS format, so to use the drive without formatting, users will need to install Seagate's NTFS driver for Mac. With the driver, the Backup Plus can be used interchangeably between Windows and Mac computers without needing to reformat.
Mac users should be aware that the Seagate device is pre-formatted in NTFS, which is read-only in macOS. Mac users will either need to install the free Paragon NTFS driver for Mac (the installer is available on the drive itself) or reformat the drive in macOS's native Extended file format instead. 2b1af7f3a8