1 Reply Latest reply: Apr 11, 2009 4:43 PM by PT
leonchike Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I am about to get a new Macbook Pro to replace my old Dell laptop, I used an external hard drive (My Book 320 GB drive) to save my music and videos. The external drive was formatted with windows NTFS format system. I was wondering if the Mac OS will be able to move all the contents of the external drive into the macs internal 512 GB Hard Drive with the capability to edit, copy, cut e.t.c the files located with in the external drive.
Thank you

2009 Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • 1. Re: NTFS External Drive and Mac OS X 10.6
    PT Level 7 Level 7 (20,880 points)
    Without any third party software support, Macs can fully READ ONLY NTFS formatted volumes. But you won't be able to write anything to that drive with the Mac unless you install 3rd party software support (I think there are some free download ones and there are also ones you can buy).

    Patrick