My iMac (standalone desktop running Mojave) which is formatted as APFS is able to read and write to my Seagate external drive (which is formatted as NTFS). Yet my MacBook Pro (which was formatted as APFS encrypted, running High Sierra) cannot. I thought it was the fact that the MBP was in APFS encrypted so I took a lot of time getting it to be reformatted as Mac OS Extended. But when successful, it was still not able to write to the Seagate external drive.
I was searching all over the internet and it seems the only way was to use an 3rd party software or initiate Apple's experimental write support. I did not do any of this to my iMac yet it is able to write to my Seagate drive no problem.
I'm trying to duplicate this with my MBP but cannot. Can any tell me how is my iMac able to do that?