Monday, September 22, 2014

[Updated] Seagate External HDD NTFS Driver for Mac

This is a simplified post detailing how to go about using Seagate External HDD on Mac.

  1. The Seagate External HDD by default formatted as NTFS. Mac has flaky support to read and write to NTFS. Sometimes you will be able to write, otherwise it will open the HDD in read-only mode. In worst circumstances it will not even detect your HDD. Don't Panic.
  2. If you are able to read your Seagate HDD in read-only mode, check for driver inside Vendor folder and hope along with all the goodies you have the NTFS Driver. Don't confuse goodies with driver. After installing all the relevant apps inside Vendor, restart your Mac and hope everything works flawlessly. If you are still facing issues continue following the instructions.
  3. If the above solution didn't work for your or if you are not even able to detect your HDD, download the Paragon NTFS Driver for Mac from the Seagate website using this link. Accept the EULA, and download the dmg driver file. Install and restart your Mac, check you are able to detect your HDD and read/write without any issues.
These are the only tricks up my sleeve, if it still didn't work for you, hard luck :(. If this post was helpful, kindly '+1' this and leave a comment :).


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