iBoysoft NTFS for Mac Review: How to Mount an NTFS Drive on macOS Catalina

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Apple has finally released macOS 10.15 Catalina in October, 2019., the most advanced operating system for desktop and laptops, which comes with many functional and security improvements. But just like its predecessors, macOS Catalina still doesn’t support writing to drives formatted with Windows NTFS format. That is, when you plug in your external disk to your Mac computer, you can only open and view contents on the disk but cannot copy, edit or delete anything.

Is there any way to bridge this glaring gap between Windows and Mac? The answer is yes. If you’ve searched in Google, you might be suggested to format the NTFS drive to exFAT/FAT32 or enable Apple’s experimental write support. However, if your disk already contains valuable data, these two methods are not for you as they will lead to serious data loss disasters.

Are you wondering a more reliable and easier solution to this problem? You were not the first to encounter these limitations, so problem solvers have come out with solutions in the form of third party apps. iBoysoft NTFS for Mac seems to be the best one I would recommend to you.

What is iBoysoft NTFS for Mac?

iBoysoft NTFS for Mac is a light-weight menu bar utility that enables NTFS read and write capabilities on macOS Catalina and earlier. It grants you full access to copy, edit, modify, move or delete files on Microsoft-NTFS drives from your Mac. By installing this software on Mac, you can mount, unmount, verify, format or set any of NTFS volumes as a startup drive.

Tech Specifications

It’s compatible with macOS 10.15 (Catalina), macOS 10.14 (Mojave), macOS 10.13 (High Sierra), macOS 10.12 (Sierra) and Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.8 (Mountain Lion)

It supports a wide range of storage devices, including external hard drives, USB flash drives, SD cards, CF cards, MicroSD, SDHC, memory cards, memory sticks, microcards.


Deliver Full Read-write Access to NTFS Drives on Mac

The software gives your Mac the ability to read and write NTFS drives without having to reformat. It breaks down the barriers between Windows and macOS, making file transfer and file management possible and hassle-free on these two platforms.

Mount Boot Camp Partitions in Read-write Mode

One of the inconveniences for using Boot Camp on Mac is that you cannot share files from macOS partition to Boot Camp partition. This is because macOS lacks write support on Boot Camp partition. Don’t worry, iBoysoft NTFS for Mac can mount Boot Camp partition with read-write mode. Once it installed, you can transfer files between macOS partition and Boot Camp partition easily.

Mount, Unmount NTFS Drives from the Menu Bar

When you plug in an NTFS drive, it will be listed in the drop-down menu bar. You are allowed to click the black triangle button to mount or unmount them.

Provide Fast and Stable File Transfer Speed with Advanced Algorithm

What surprises us most is, iBoysoft NTFS for Mac is the fastest NTFS driver that I have ever tested till now. In our testing, iBoysoft NTFS for Mac performs excellently which is six times faster than any of its competitors. With this software, you can wait less time for files to save or copy between your external drive and Mac. 

Eject All Connected NTFS Drives within One Click

If you have many NTFS drives connected on your Mac, you can choose to eject one of them or eject all of them at once.

Check and Repair File System Errors on NTFS Drives

This additional feature can be useful if your NTFS disk is corrupted. You can check NTFS partition integrity and disk errors, without turning to a Windows PC.

Erase Data on NTFS Drives

The software also offers a secure way to erase data on your NTFS drive. The erasing process won’t take you a lot of time.

Reformat FAT32/exFAT/HFS+/HFS Drive to NTFS 

In Disk Utility on your Mac, you can’t find any option to format a disk to NTFS. Fortunately, iBoysoft NTFS for Mac can set up and format an external drive to the NTFS file system using your Mac.


When it comes to file transfer between Mac and Windows using an NTFS formatted external device, you may realize you can’t make any changes to this drive. Thanks to iBoysoft NTFS for Mac, which makes NTFS write possible on Mac.  If you like this program, don’t hesitate to download it now.