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    Oct 22, 2008
    External Hard Drive
    I have a MacBook Pro running Snow Leopard. I have a Seagate FreeAgent 250 GB external hard drive that I want to use with my MacBook, but when I plug it in and access the hard drive folder, it tells me I can only read the hard drive, not write to it. The hard drive format is Windows NT File System, so does that mean this hard drive can't be used with my MacBook unless it is re-formated?

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    Jun 22, 2008
    Forest Hills, NYC
    15-inch Early 2008; Processor 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo; Memory 4 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM; 10.7.5
    Good luck with that Seagate drive. Mine crapped out on me in less than 4 months.


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    Jan 23, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan

    Download the free ntfsMounter application. Snow Leopard has the ability to read and write to NTFS drives but it's not turned on by default. The program I recommended will turn it on for you.


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