I have a "new" 2gb Seagate external hdd. I used it to copy files off of my old Macbook pro, circa 2014, which worked fine.
I just plugged in the drive into my new Macbook pro, circa 2018. I can read files off the external drive. However, I can't copy files onto the drive from the new Macbook. I grabbed my friend's Macbook (circa 2014 so same model as my old laptop) and same issue, I can read files from the external drive but I can't copy files onto the drive. I don't have my old laptop anymore so I can't try to copy things to it.
I plugged the hdd into a Windows 7 laptop, and I'm able to copy files onto the drive, create a new folder, etc.
I found several links that said I need to reformat the hdd to make it usable with my Macbook but it makes no sense since my old Macbook was able to read/write to the drive without being reformatted but now with any other Macbook, it doesn't allow me to write, only read.
What happened? How come I can only read files from the hdd from any new Macbooks but a Windows laptop I can read and write? Why does it seem like the drive is married to my old Macbook? If it is married to it, how to I break this bond so I can use it with my new Macbook?