Hi people! I need help connecting my father’s WD my passport 1TB, NTFS format, to a Macbook pro 2011/2012 (Core i5 – 2.4GHz).
The drive was previously formatted to NTFS when he was using his HP by the WD’s Smartware (Seriously, I don’t know why he uses that crap, even I told him that’s useless and counterproductive but he insisted using it), and all the data was encrypted by it. In other words, I need to have the Smartware on my dad’s Mac working so he can extract the files.
The thing is that when I try to install the Smartware in the Mac, it tells me that the drive needs writing capabilities and needs to be formatted completely to do the job. Obviously, this is not what I want, since I only (for the time being) want to extract the content.
I tried NTFS 3G for mounting, but it didn’t work; it threw an error, which I couldn’t read because my father closed it without reading it -_-.
My father and I tried to transfer the content using Mac’s transfer wizard, but it was taking too long and brought errors. Hell, it took one hour to pass 200mb through a direct LAN connection!
Can someone give me any suggestions?
I was, for once, considering on converting the NTFS drive to FAT32 as a last resort using Aomei
(but I’m not too sure about it)
Thanks a lot for the help!