USB stands for Universal Serial Bus and is a general and universal interface standard for connecting computers and electronic devices.

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How to encrypt all—or part—of a USB hard drive that can be accessed by both Linux and Mac OS X?

I bought a new USB Hard Drive that I want to use as a back up for my Linux (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS at the moment) and my Mac Mini (running Mac OS X 10.9). I can do this perfectly at the moment, but I want ...
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Static headset USB connection

%Windows 7, X99-Deluxe, Corsair H1500 I replaced a headset who had static issues (along with bad cables that broke for a 2nd time) and replaced it with a H1500 corsair headset. The sound was REALLY ...
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USB Microphone does not work well on Windows 8/8.1

Environment: Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Microphone: Audio Technica AT2005USB Bose headset microphone Issue: Recording volume very low, even at maximum gain. Google Search: Microsoft Post Like the user in ...
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Win7 set my FAT32 USB key as read-only; can't format it

Today, I backed up some stuff from a Win7 before migrating to Ubuntu. In the middle of copying the files on my FAT32 USB key, Windows set the key as read-only. Now, I need to format the key to put a ...
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Mint not recognizing my USB Lexmark printer

I have a Lexmark X1250 printer, which I'm trying to get working on my box, which is running Linux Mint 17 Qiana itself. Some info: # uname -a Linux grid 3.13.0-24-generic #47-Ubuntu SMP Fri May 2 ...
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booting Fedora from USB taking forever

I am trying to install Fedora 21 workstation from a .iso usb drive and it is taking forever. It allows me to select the live workstation, and then the white diagonal fill line goes up until it is ...
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pen drive not showing full capacity

I'm trying to reformatted in Windows 7 by right clicking on the drive and selecting Format.... But the capacity only shows 144MB. Is there something I can do to get the original size back? Maybe it ...
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Strange Errors with Headset

My new headset (a logitech h340) is failing to work in an extremely bizarre way. My old one (a logitech h540) broke. I'm assuming faulty wiring, as it connects and disconnects when I move it certain ...
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Corsair USB Flash Survivor Stealth USB 3.0 speeds not working in Ubuntu Linux 14.04.1 LTS (Recognizes as a USB 2.0 device)

I'm finding that a Corsair USB Flash Survivor Stealth (USB 3.0 capable drive in Windows 7 with 200 MB/s Read speed) only connects at USB 2.0 speed in Linux (Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS). Watching the ...
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Does Corsair USB Flash Survivor Stealth use MLC or TLC flash?

(This also probably pertains to the "non-Stealth" version as it's just a different housing I believe). I have searched online everywhere I can possibly think of. I find no datasheet designating if ...
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Connecting an Xbox controller to multiple devices

I have an Xbox 360 and a wired USB 2.0 controller. I would like to be able to play a game on the console with the controller whilst a Windows computer registers what my input on the controller is. I ...
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Missing Operating System message while booting

I just erased my whole disk drive and I created a single unpartitioned space to my hard drive using GParted(http://gparted.org) usb stick (which proves that this system can boot from usb). The problem ...
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Can I connect a USB 1.1 hub to a wall outlet and charge devices?

I have an old USB 1.1 hub that I was wondering if could be repurposed to something useful. Would it be possible to connect it to a wall charger with USB outlet and use the hub to get 4 USB charging ...
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How long does it take to transfer 1GB via USB2? [on hold]

Let’s say you are transferring a 1 GB file from your USB storage device to your computer. You connect your USB storage device to a USB 2.0 port, how long does it take to transfer the files?
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Does changing external hdd drive will boost performance boost on xubuntu (virtualbox)? [on hold]

Now I'm using Toshiba external drive (USB 2.0) - http://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-Portable-External-Drive-HDDR250E03X/sim/B0013FSKSA/2 I'm wonder if changing this drive to something new, USB 3.0 (maybe ...
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get the IP address of USB device in Linux

is it possible to get the IP address of a device connected via USB? The device in question is a wireless printer, its connect via USB and WiFi, the printer is assigned an IP address and its displayed ...
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Booting Debian from USB stick fails although Secure Boot is disabled

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon (3rd gen.; 2015) with Windows 8. I used Unetbootin to create a bootable USB stick with Debian Testing (the USB stick is FAT32 formatted). When I plug in the USB ...
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How to password-protect an external hard drive or an external USB drive [closed]

I've got: 1 external 120GB USB hard drive (TrekStor DataStation pocket capa) 2 16GB external USB drives (EMTEC) 2 32GB or 64BG external USB devices (SanDisk, one is USN 2.0 and the other USB 3.0, I ...
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ethernet usb adapter ax88179_178a, ARP captured with 62 bytes

While debugging some l2 protocols on an ethernet usb adapter (chipset ax88179_178a) I noticed 2 bytes from Frame Check Sequence (FCS) are promoted to user data. Dump of the arp frame 60 bytes is now ...
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W7 usb port not working after W10 dual boot

So i got a pc with 3 HDD. Ive got Windows 7 running perfectly on one of them. Some day ago i installed Windows 10 Technical Preview on my second HDD. Windows 10 also work perfectly but when i boot my ...
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USB 3.0 not going past the speed of USB 2.0

I have a WD My Passport Ultra, which I know can reach 100MB/s easily while connected to USB 3.0 port, but I'm getting 40MB/s on 3.0 and 2.0 ports. What may be the problem? I run Fedora 18 (32 bit (on ...
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Restore partitions on USB drive [duplicate]

When creating a bootable iso image on the usb drive, program imageUSB created a partition on the USB. The problem now is that I cannot restore the USB to a single partition. I am using windows 7 and I ...
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Turn pre-paired USB bluetooth dongle into generic bluetooth adapter

I want to have bluetooth capabilities on my PC, but I don't have a bluetooth adapter. I do however, have a bunch of USB bluetooth dongles from wireless mice and keyboards, I understand that these are ...
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How can I use a second USB keyboard for special keys under Linux?

I'd like to use a second USB keyboard connected to my box running Ubuntu to generate special keystrokes. I'd like to map those in Vim to very specific actions. I plug both my main keyboard and the ...
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Windows assigns the same COM port to two identical USB devices

I'm trying to plug-in two identical USB devices to different USB ports on my laptop, but Windows' device manager displays only one assigned COM port for both so I can't distinguish between the two. I ...
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Plugging a Kinect 2 in results in cycling error “USB device not recognized”

I just got a Kinect 2 and am trying to run it in Windows 8.1. I've connected it to a USB 3.0 port and it appears to be connecting, disconnecting, and reconnecting itself every 2-3 seconds with the ...
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ASUS SBC-06D2X-U Blu-ray Drive Not Showing

I am running Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit on a ThinkPad Yoga, which as no built-in optical drive. The ThinkPad's BIOS, drivers, and Windows updates are all the latest available. When I connect my ASUS ...
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Images from usb to pc / emulating usb thumb drive [closed]

I have a device, which can save files to a usb thumb drive. Can I anyhow get these files straight to my pc automaticly? For example can I somehow emulate USB thumb drive with my pc and connect the PC ...
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Connecting two ZTE MF667 modems through USB on Windows 7. Is it possible?

I'm developing an application to manage SIM balance for different operators in my country and I'm deciding to use ZTE MF667 one for each operator (I don't have the devices actually), but I have a ...
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Cannot mount, partition, format brand new USB

I've recently bought a new TDK 4 GB USB stick, but when I try to mount it (I'm runnning Ubuntu 12.04, but neither in Windows 7/8.1 it works) in various ways Gparted, Disk Utility, simply pluggin it ...
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does it mean i have only one usb2 port?

I am planning to buy an external HDD.For this i am trying to find out what type of usb port i have.From control panel i found this following setup .It says in number 5->family usb2 enhanced host ...
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How to repair corrupt pendrive?

I have an HP pendrive of 16GB. One day my little brother tried to make a bootable Hackintosh using that pendrive and we had a power cut when the write process was going on (my brother was using Mac OS ...
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Should a new 64GB USB Flash drive have 64,000,000,000 bytes available and does it slowly decrease this number over time? (internal maintenance, etc)

First regular Hard Drives (spinning disks): When looking details of a brand new hard drives, I've noticed that the available space usually ends with xxx,000,000,000 For example, a 750 GB drive is ...
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Why some cables charge my phone while the others do not? [closed]

This is the question—with an answer—that has been bugging so many of us now that we have phones that require more juice than previous generation of phones. My core question: My wife has iPhone 5S ...
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Why 45MB Unallocated space at the beginning of a Silicon Power Marvel M70 64GB Flash Drive AND Why Drastically different sector counts?

I have a brand new Silicon Power Marvel M70 64GB USB flash drive has 45MB of unallocated space preceding the 58.89GB of available space. I don’t care about having less than 64GB since I know it’s due ...
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After removing custom driver, Windows no longer detects USB dongle

I have a DVB-T dongle, which I want to use to capture air traffic and to feed data to Flightradar24 (details). For this purpose, I have to stop Windows from trying to install default drivers and use a ...
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Why was the USB-A connector not designed to be reversible in the first place? [closed]

Usually a USB-A plug can only be inserted into an USB-A receptacle in one direction. This can be quite frustrating, especially when you need to insert an USB plug blindly. I recently stumbled upon a ...
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Why and when does a quick format to FAT32 write different structures to sector 0 on a USB flash drive?

Introduction: For a research project I am trying to write a bootloader to a USB flash drive. After some experimenting, I succeeded to do this. I would like to know how I can reproduce this. What I ...
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How to disable USB charging entirely on Windows?

I have a desktop running Windows 7 where I want to forbid people from connecting USB and charge through. I did set the registry value of ...
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Cannot acces in centos 7.0 in virtualbox any pendrive

System is up to date, I did everything as answered here How to access USB pendrive on using VirtualBox? and have not any results. What could cause such behavior?
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Recommended way to create a bootable USB including the software used [duplicate]

I have an USB from which I install my OS. Once that's done, I install VS, Notepad++, Paint.NET, SQL Studio and a lot of other stuff that's nice to have. All the stuff, I install manually after the OS ...
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Windows 7 is not detecting logitech USB mouse

Yesterday, my old Microsoft IntelliMouse died. I bought a new Logitech USB mouse with a cable (no wireless) and connected it to my PC. Unfortunately, Windows 7 does not detect it. I have tried to ...
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What will happen powerwise if you plug a USB-C device to another USB-C device?

If you have a USB-C phone or tablet and you plug it into a laptop with USB-C, which device gets charged? Or no charging will occur? People charge their phones through their laptops all the time, how ...
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Arch Linux UEFI bootable usb installation media

I want to install Arch Linux in UEFI mode, but I fail at booting the installation media in UEFI mode. What I have done so far is: Create msdos partition table on usb key OR create gpt partition ...
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WD Black drive mounts fine with USB enclosure but with SATA

I am working on a Linux system that a brand new WD Black 1TB drive has been bought for (for use as a secondary/storage drive.) I set the drive up by first connecting to a spare BYTECC Smart Drive USB ...
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USB Wifi Adapter

I keep getting kicked off my wifi when using my usb adapter. It seems like it is only when using the adapter while connected to the 5G. But it kicks the whole router down, so that everybody loses ...
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Do the usb ports (type c) of the new macbook or chromebook have direct PCIe access? Or do we not know yet?

The usb type c standard supports PCIe signals as an alt-mode. Do we know if the type c ports on the latest macbook and chromebook have PCIe access. If they don't or we don't know yet, then what is ...
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3.5" FDD to SATA / USB

Motherboards these days don't tend to have floppy cable/bus pins. It's a bit "old hat" I suppose. I have such a motherboard, but would like to connect an internal floppy drive to it. It's the sort of ...
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How do I fix crackling in my audio seemingly caused by my USB Logitech trackball mouse?

My USB mouse—an unknown trackball model made by Logitech—has, as of a recent system rebuild (I used Windows 8’s “refresh your computer” feature), begun making my audio crackle. I did some research and ...
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Does using zfs with (mirrored) usb drives have any drawbacks except speed?

I'm interested in using zfs with usb drives for storage on a linux desktop machine. I already have a lot of large external drives so this will be cheaper than buying new internal drives. I might have ...