.UPDATE July 26th 2016. So, I tried doing this process again some weeks ago and it didn't work right away. All I had to do was, after all the process on the. Connect your drive. To format an external storage device, connect it to one of the ports on your. Want to run your windows drive on Your Mac OS X? Here is the Solution. Stay up to date: Subscribe & Help us to Grow:) Subscribe. This entry was posted in Technology and tagged brew, el capitan, Homebrew, iMac, Mac, nfs-3g, NTFS, OS X, os x 10.11, osxfuse. Bookmark the permalink. ← Mac OS X (up to Yosemite)- Install free NTFS. El Capitan is out and we have a fresh, fully compatible Tuxera NTFS for Mac ready for you. Grab it for seamless read & write compatibility with NTFS drives.
You can upgrade to OS X El Capitan from OS X Snow Leopard or later on any of the following Mac models. Your Mac also needs at least 2GB of memory and 8.8GB of available storage space.
MacBook introduced in 2009 or later, plus MacBook (13-inch, Aluminum, Late 2008)
MacBook Air introduced in late 2008 or later
MacBook Pro introduced in mid 2007 or later
Mac mini introduced in early 2009 or later
iMac introduced in mid 2007 or later
Mac Pro introduced in early 2008 or later
Xserve models introduced in early 2009
To find your Mac model, memory, storage space, and macOS version, choose About This Mac from the Apple menu . If your Mac isn't compatible with OS X El Capitan, the installer will let you know.
Make a backup
Before installing any upgrade, it’s a good idea to back up your Mac. Time Machine makes it simple, and other backup methods are also available. Learn how to back up your Mac.
It takes time to download and install OS X, so make sure that you have a reliable Internet connection. If you're using a Mac notebook computer, plug it into AC power.
Download OS X El Capitan
For the strongest security and latest features, find out whether you can upgrade to macOS Catalina, the latest version of macOS.
If you still need OS X El Capitan, use this link: Download OS X El Capitan. A file named InstallMacOSX.dmg will download to your Mac.
Install the macOS installer
Double-click the downloaded file to open a window showing its contents. Then double-click the file within, named InstallMacOSX.pkg.
Follow the onscreen instructions, which will guide you through the steps necessary to install.
After installation of the installer is complete, open the Applications folder on your Mac, then double-click the file named Install OS X El Capitan.
Click Continue and follow the onscreen instructions. You might find it easiest to begin installation in the evening so that it can complete overnight, if needed.
Allow installation to complete
Please allow installation to complete without putting your Mac to sleep or closing its lid. Your Mac might restart, show a progress bar, or show a blank screen several times as it installs both OS X and related updates to your Mac firmware.
- OS X El Capitan won't install on top of a later version of macOS, but you can erase your disk first or install on another disk.
- You can use macOS Recovery to reinstall macOS.
If you have Windows PC and as well a MAC and you often rely on external hard disks to store or transfer large files, then it could be a real pain for you. As most of the regular external hard disks by default comes with NT File System (NTFS), which is the default file system of Windows. So, there is no issue on your Windows PC in accessing the external hard disk and performing read and write operations. But on you MAC, you will only able to read (open/copy) the contents of NTFS file systems, you will not able to perform any write operations like cut/delete.
By default MAC OS X supports below file systems:
A. HFS,HFS+, HFSX, ISO-9660, Apple UFS (UNIX File System), FAT/FAT32, UDF -> Read & Write
B. NTFS, ZFS ( Since Mac OS X 10.5) -> Read Only
So you can always format the external hard disk to FAT-32 if you intend to use the drive with your MAC and Windows PC as FAT32 is readable and writable on both Windows and OS X systems.
But it’s always good to have more options. Previously on MAC OS X, you could have enabled write permission by simply adding below lines to /etc/fstab
LABEL=DRIVE_NAME none ntfs rw,auto,nobrowse
After editing it, if you browse to /Volumes, you would able to see the NTFS drive which allows read/write operations.
But on Yosemite it does not work any more. Fortunately there is a software, Tuxera NTFS for Mac which serves the purpose. It not only allows you to write to NTFS with the highest speed but also allows you to turn ON/OFF system caching for the NTFS drive, mounting unclear NTFS volumes, Debug logging etc. You can download the .dmg file from Tuxera’s Official Website.
Ntfs For Mac Catalina
It comes with 15 days of trial period. After the trial there is one time charge of 25.00 EUR to use this software. You can also use the pre-release version of Tuxera NTFS for Mac with support for OS X El Capitan.