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    How do I get the McAfee usb-hdn2-320GBF to work on my mac
    I have a new MacBook Pro with OSX 10.8 and I have a encrypted usb drive non-bio.

    the hd starts and is viewable but when i enter my password i get this error


    Error: SSD_RET_IO_ERROR
    File Name: /Users/buildgates-head/builds/autobuild/MAC_ACCESS/SSD/mac/ssdsdk/macdriver.cpp
    File Date: 12:09:59 Nov 30 2010
    File Line Number: 295
    Call Stack:

    MacDriver::sendCommand
    MXPG2_RawDeviceCom::send
    MXPG2_RawDeviceCom::SendRequest
    DeviceChannel::transact
    FilterChannel::transact
    SecureChannelClient::transact
    MXPG2_DeviceManagement::directComm
    DeviceManagement::execCommand
    MXPG2_UserPassword::Authenticate
    SSD_AuthenticateInternal
    unlockWithPwd
    authenticate
    authenticate



    Is there a fix or workaround for this or do i have to still use my PC do be productive!?

    This is my first apple product and i would like it to be a good experience, like all things i am sure it has its short comings.


    thanks

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    It would appear as though the drive is encrypted with McAfee's own proprietary encryption firmware/software. Your PC likely has a special driver that is designed to allow this access, or the driver is automatically loaded the first time you connect it to a machine. Or (heaven help you) it's a corporate drive and works in tandem with McAfee's craptastic DLP and EPO solutions. Perhaps this post on McAfee's own forums may help you to find a cipher of some sort to decrypt the drive:

    https://community.mcafee.com/thread/47694

    Assuming the drive is not locked by a hardware mechanism, you may want to consider other software-based options.

    TrueCrypt or Mac OS X's own encrypted DMG format may prove more flexible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
    It would appear as though the drive is encrypted with McAfee's own proprietary encryption firmware/software. Your PC likely has a special driver that is designed to allow this access, or the driver is automatically loaded the first time you connect it to a machine. Or (heaven help you) it's a corporate drive and works in tandem with McAfee's craptastic DLP and EPO solutions. Perhaps this post on McAfee's own forums may help you to find a cipher of some sort to decrypt the drive:

    https://community.mcafee.com/thread/47694

    Assuming the drive is not locked by a hardware mechanism, you may want to consider other software-based options.

    TrueCrypt or Mac OS X's own encrypted DMG format may prove more flexible.
    Unfortunately, this was a work provided device the HD that is so i am limited on what i can do with it, which is pretty much everything, I don't even have admin access.

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