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Should a Mac mount an USB external NTFS drive by default?

Should a Mac mount an USB external NTFS drive by default?

I Have an External USB hard disk (Seagate 500Gb) which came formatted as NTFS which I want to use to back up a friend's slightly creaky G4 MacBook. When I plug the drive in however, it does not appear as an icon on the Desktop.

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By default Mac OS X will mount NTFS drives read-only without any additional software. There are instances that they will not mount if the drive requires a file check because of not being properly ejected. NTFS-3G will allow you to force mount it however and allows you to write to the hard drives as well.