Can’t not transfer files (copy) to USB or external Hard drive? New mac users probably face the circumstance that plugged USB or external HDD is mounted for “Read Only” under MacOS Sierra. Do be worried, this can be explained and fixed.
All Mac OS X Version including the Mac OS X 10.12 – Sierra does not support write to NTFS partition by default. Your External Hard Drive or USB must be NTFS File system, you therefore can read only.
Solution to Fix
The easiest way is reformat your USB or External HDD with Fat, Fat32 or any file systems not is NTFS. However, this does not completely solve the problem because you may need to use someone’s flash disks sometimes.
For unlimited access to NTFS volumes in MacOS Sierra, I would Paragon NTFS 14 is the best Professional NTFS driver.
The new Mac OS X 10.12 called MacOS Sierra may not perform well especially your Mac was made before 2009. Look at our following effective solutions to speed up MacOS Sierra and get it right up to speed again like it used to work with El Capitan, Yosemite or any older OS X versions.
The less Data the Mac carries, the faster MacOS Sierra perform
There is a ton of unnecessary datas which can slow down your Mac such as Caches, logs, apps, widgets, language packs, plugins, hidden trashes, and large files are stored constantly into the HDD. You actually can find and clean them up manually, but it takes so much time and you have to repeat the long process frequently that I will give you the specific instruction below soon.
To be wise, I would introduce CleanMyMac 3, the best professional application to clean up and optimize your Mac system.
Actually, the new MacOS Sierra concludes great provision of top class fresh looking user interface. The awesome effects such as transparency and heavy app duty will slow down the Sierra OS. To turn off the “heavy effects”: System Preferences –> Accessibility –> Display
5. Turn Off File Vault encryption
File Vault encrypt data you store on your Mac. It of course uses lots of processor cycles. To turn it off, Preferences > File Vault tab > Unlock the padlock with your admin password > Turn off File Vault
UPGRADE HARDWARE TO SPEED UP MACOS SIERRA COMPREHENSIVELY
Upgrade RAM and attach your Mac computer with an SSD if possible will absolutely speed up your Mac so much.
However, you should follow the guides on Apple support website, and inside of user-upgradeable Macs, the user guide will list the process involved to upgrade the RAM.
Boom! No more sad days, the MacOS Sierra must run faster now.
After upgrade to Macos Sierra 10.12, your Mac may be running slow. Here we figure it out how to fix together.