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Cipherwave 2.5 external hdd

Bought the hdd today. cannot install driver on my mac - can someone assist

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MAC can't read NTFS. Most items are made for PC, will this work with a MAC as stated on the box?
Most external drives are usually formatted just for MAC use.
PC's and MACs don't like playing together.

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