HASP HL flash USB drive won't mount on Mac

June 8, 2012 at 12:33:51
Specs: Macintosh
I have a small HASP HL flash card that plugs into the USB on my Mac. It came with the EFI Express software package for my Epson printer. When I plug it in the light turns on, but it won't mount on my Mac OS 5.8 Mac Pro. I tried it in my wife's PC Dell laptop and it asks for some Wizard info.

Is there any way to erase this so it can mount/run on my Mac Pro?

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June 8, 2012 at 14:01:14
Obviously, look on the manufacturer's web site for info about what you want to be able to do.

Sentinel HASP HL

User Guide - Flash Partitioning Utility

Most of us who answer regularly on this web site know very little about MAC computers, including myself.

I do know this....

If your MAC OS version is 5.8 rather than Mac OS X v10.5.8

You've got an OLD MAC OS version.

Newer MAC OS versions can read FAT, FAT32, and NTFS (software file system organized) partitions that come on the flash drives, pre-packaged external hard drives, and memory cards when you buy them, the same as Windows 2000 and up can.
(Win 95 OSR2 and up for FAT and FAT32 partitions.)

If you manage to prepare the flash drive so that your OLD MAC OS can use it, it may NOT be possible for other computers to read it unless they also have a MAC OS version, or possibly unless they have an OLD MAC OS version.

Windows versions previous to Win ME (officially released late in 1999) have NO built in support for recognizing USB flash drives. For Win 98, and 98SE (officially released in mid 1999) only, you can sometimes install flash drive brand name specific drivers, or in any case, generic drivers, for that.
That may also apply to your OLD MAC OS. 0

If your version is Mac OS X v10.5.8, or in any case,

USB devices may not be detected correctly when they're not plugged into USB ports built into the computer, and in some cases they may not be detected correctly when they're plugged into USB ports on the front of a desktop case.

Troubleshooting USB device problems including for flash drives, external drives, external memory card readers.
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June 8, 2012 at 17:01:47
Thanks for your info and time to reply. Will research as directed.
And yes...it is Mac OS 10.5.8...that was a brain fart on my part.

Much appreciated!

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June 8, 2012 at 17:16:47
Just ascertained the meaning of this flash drive. It's a dongle that came with the software as a security measure and must be used for licensing management of the software, in this case the EFI RIP for the Epson 3880 printer.
I guess it does help to thoroughly read ALL of the directions. Stupid me.

sorry for wasting your time...and putting up with newbies.


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June 9, 2012 at 07:13:50
Thanks for the thanks.

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