Cannot save files from the iMac on external hard drive

Hello. I recently bought an iMac 27 inches 5 k retina and I can't save files to the iMac on my external hard drive, which is a 1 to Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex. I formatted the hard drive before, so I can use it on Mac and PC. It works fine with my Macbook Pro. But not on my iMac. What could be the problem and how can I solve this problem? I don't want the hassle of the backup of my hard drive and reformatting, because there a lot of files already on it. Help, please

Pray tell what is the format?

What happens when you try to copy files?

Mac can read but cannot write to NTFS without special software.

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