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How to Wipe NTFS Drive on Mac?

by Shirly Chen, 2019-10-25

NTFS is incompatible file system on Mac. A NTFS drive will become read-only when you connect it with your Mac. When you want to wipe all data on a NTFS hard drive by using DoYourData Super Eraser for Mac, you can follow the steps below.

Step 1: Download and install DoYourData Super Eraser for Mac.

First of all, just download and install DoYourData Super Eraser for Mac on your Mac computer, then run it from Launchpad.

Step 2: Connect your NTFS drive to your Mac.

Mostly, the NTFS drive is an external hard drive or USB flash drive. Just connect the NTFS drive to your Mac via USB cable or network.

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Step 3: Format the NTFS drive to Mac-compatible file system.

Disk Utility can help you format the NTFS drive to a new file system hard drive which is compatible with Mac OS (here is a guide: format NTFS drive for Mac with Disk Utility). Here, we also recommend you to use DoYourData Super Eraser for Mac to format the NTFS drive to new file system.

Run DoYourData Super Eraser for Mac on your Mac, choose tool "Disk Manager", then choose the NTFS drive and click on "Format" button. The NTFS drive will be automatically formatted to new file system which is compatible with Mac OS. The read-only limitation will be removed.

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The NTFS drive has been formatted to new file system.

wipe NTFS drive on Mac

Step 3: Wipe all data from the NTFS drive permanently.

After formatting, just choose data erasure mode "Wipe Hard Drive", choose the NTFS drive and click on "Wipe Now" button. Then all the data on the NTFS drive will be permanently erased, leaving no chance for data recovery.

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Wipe the hard drive now...

wipe NTFS drive on Mac

With these steps, you are able to securely wipe a NTFS hard drive on Mac. Please note that all data on the NTFS drive will be permanently erased. So, please make a backup before you wipe it with DoYourData Super Eraser for Mac.

But, if you have a PC, every thing becomes easier. DoYourData Super Eraser for Windows is able to directly shred files or wipe data on NTFS drive under Windows OS.

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