How to Erase NTFS/Unreadable/Read-only Hard Drive on Mac?

Christina updated on 2020/12/28 to Mac Data Erasure

Normally, if you connect a NTFS hard drive to Mac, you will find the drive is accessible. However, it’s read-only and you cannot do other operations to the drive on the drive. If you want to remove and erase data from NTFS hard drive on Mac, you cannot do it directly in Finder. But you can try some other methods to achieve the goal. Here we will recommend a simple tool that can erase NTFS hard drive on Mac. You can try and use Donemax Data Eraser for Mac to format NTFS drive and erase the data directly on your Mac machine.

As a professional data wiping tool, it can help you format and erase NTFS hard drive on Mac completely. Here we will show you the steps to erase NTFS hard drive with the data erasure tool.

Step 1. Download Donemax Data Eraser for Mac.

Download the software and install it on your Mac. Then you can launch the application to erase data on NTFS hard drive.

Step 2. Format the NTFS hard drive.

Click “Disk Format” under Disk Tools. Select the NTFS hard drive in the right panel. Then click the “Format” button to continue. It will then format the NTFS hard drive and remove all the data on the drive.

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Step 3. Erase NTFS hard drive data permanently.

After formatting NTFS hard drive, the data is not wiped completely. You can then use “Erase Hard Drive” to erase the data from the drive permanently. Just choose the drive and click “Erase Now” to wipe all the data from the drive.

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After erasing the data on NTFS hard drive with this tool, all erased data will be erased permanently and it’s not able to recover the data with any data recovery software. So please ensure you have backed up your drive first if you have important data on the drive.

Donemax Data Eraser for Mac is very simple to erase NTFS hard drive.With only a few steps, you can erase the data on the drive permanently. Also, the software can help you erase APFS, HFS+, ExFAT, FAT32 or any other drive on Mac. If you need to erase data permanently from your drive on Mac, feel free to download and try this data wiping software.


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