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Lock USB pendrives to specific computers

We have pendrives for data operators, they look at sensitive data and the pendrives are for work use in case they need to transfer data between their computers (Their network is isolated and is not ...
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How I can use Iozone to measure USB sticks?

I need to do some benchmarkings with various file systems (ext3, ntfs, ...) on a USB flash driver. I will format the USB stick every time to do the tests. The problem is I don't know how appoint the ...
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1answer
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Share USB-storage between two devices

This question will sound strange so bear with me and let me explain. I have an embedded device, this device works in such a way that when a USB-storage is connected to it, it immediately creates a ...
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1answer
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Are MicroSD card to USB bridges size limited?

I'm looking to buy a MicroSD to USB converter and want to use it with a 32 gig MicroSD card. Some online listings for these devices don't mention any size limits, others (for the same model device) ...
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Android 4.4: access smartphone as USB memory

When connecting my old Android 2.3-based smartphone with a PC, I get a notification to enable it as USB memory. When I try the same with my new Moto G (Android 4.4.2), I don't get such a notification. ...
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“Old” USB hard drive won't work with newer computers

It's the strangest thing — which is my prefatory way of saying I have no idea why this is happening, so hardly know how to search for answers. I apologize if this is something basic or if it has been ...
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0answers
112 views

USB Drive went into Read-only mode and doesn't allow me to write or delete anything

I am using Linux kernel 3.4.56 and I was working with a USB stick but while doing a system upgrade procedure, it went into read-only mode. And now it doesn't allow me to write or delete anything. I ...
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132 views

What causes “All-in-one USB Card Reader” to create 6 drives that always appear in Disk Management? [duplicate]

I installed a "All-in-one USB Card Reader" to read SD cards and other media. It has caused six new drives to appear in Disk Management with six new drive letter assignments. These drives and letters ...
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1answer
505 views

If an external HDD's USB port gets busted, will plugging the HDD's SATA directly to a PC possibly work?

My Western Digital MyBook Essential crashed recently, and I'm unable to access it through Ubuntu nor Windows. My goal is to recover my data, and wondering if it's advisable to connect the HDD ...
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4answers
105 views

How would I exactly duplicate a USB drive?

I have a standard USB flash drive that I have partitioned and formatted and organized and done quite a lot of things to. I was hoping to create another copy of that drive, with partitions and ...
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1answer
49 views

USB drive not regognised in one port

I have a WD Passport USB drive. It works fine in my laptop except for one port. I plug it in, the light comes on the drive, but nothing in explorer or disk management. It even works when I plug it ...
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0answers
1k views

Disable USB mass storage via group policy based on the time of day?

I would like to disable USB mass storage for a group of users during specific hours of the day (lets say, 9AM to 5PM). I know that with Windows Server 2008, there is a group policy that will disable ...
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1answer
628 views

Need a WIFI device to emulate USB storage [duplicate]

I have a TV satellite receiver that has a USB port to connect an external HDD to it. In another room, I've got an ESXi server with plenty storage in RAID and stuff. I want to have the TV receiver ...
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1answer
132 views

Provide multiple thumb-drives via RAID 0 / USB-hub better performance than a single thumb-drive? [duplicate]

Suppose I'd attach N flash-sticks to an USB-hub and configure them using soft-RAID level 0 [striping]. Is this configuration likely to provide better throughput than a single flash-stick?
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1answer
157 views

How to estimate download/enumeration times in large USB trees?

I'm doing a system design in which many flash-memory devices are connected into a USB tree of hubs, and I need to estimate how long it will take for them all to do a download ... which is complicated ...
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0answers
467 views

My USB flash drive cannot be read, the OS asks me if I'm to format it now

I'm using a Sandisk 4 GB flash drive on a Windows XP machine and just found it cannot be read anymore. The OS keeps telling me the disk cannot be read and if I'm to reformat it now. I have ...
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0answers
4k views

Do I need to install “WD Apps Setup.exe”?

I just bought a My Passport 2TB Western Digital USB 3.0 portable hard drive [link], do I need to install "WD Apps Setup.exe"? MORE: From checking Device Manager, my system does not appear to be USB ...
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1answer
470 views

Windows 7 BSoD + Restart when plugging and unplugging flash drive

I have a Gumstix Overo Fire COM that I have loaded with a basic linux kernel and mass storage drivers. The device is then connected to a host machine, to which it appears as a common USB storage ...
4
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2answers
468 views

When I connect 4 USB drives to my PC at the same time, does each slot have 480 Mbit/s?

When I connect 4 USB drives to the 4 available slots on a PC at the same time, does each slot have theoretical 480 Mbit/s or will it be quartered and every port will only have 120 Mbit/s? Does this ...
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1answer
354 views

Recovering data from a broken memory stick

I have a memory stick that isn't being recognized by multiple computers and the light which usually comes on doesn't anymore so I assume it is broken. The problem is that there is some important data ...
2
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1answer
4k views

How can I repair my USB drive?

USB drive is in read only state and I can't repair it. First of all I tried erase it using dd: root@yurko-laptop:/home/yurko-laptop# ls -l /dev/disk/by-id | grep usb lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 Дек 18 ...
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1answer
149 views

How can I pin point a USB file transfer bottleneck in Unix?

I'm experiencing very slow data transfer speeds over USB 2.0 on my nix box and was wondering how I can pin-point the cause of the problem. I've looked into iotop and top but the cpu and mem figures ...
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0answers
949 views

All items in my pen drive had been renamed automatically and cannot open it [duplicate]

All the items (both files and folders) inside my pen drive had been renamed to some characters like :]h.¡>?.A╕╗ and when I try to open any folder Windows gives this message. The filename,directory ...
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1answer
750 views

My Portable Hard Drive with USB3 didn't work when connected to My Laptop, but it working with USB2 properly

I have Western Digital My Passport Essential Portable Hard Drive with USB3 and Model:WDBACY5000ABK-EESN. Until about two or three months ago when I connected that to My Laptop USB3 port, that worked ...
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2answers
496 views

Best way to authorize a USB device in an organisation?

I am developing a project where I need to restrict usage of accessing non white-listed USB devices in the organization's network. I am using it by checking the VID and PID of that USB devices. Now, ...
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2answers
2k views

USB 3.0 hard disk not detected on a particular host controller?

I have a USB 3.0 hard disk which has always been working on my desktop with an XHCI. Now I just bought a notebook with an XHCI (something with Intel's Ivy Bridge setup). The first time I plug the ...
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1answer
350 views

Does this memory stck have a virus? It is showing only 541kb but the original size is 4 gb

My friend has a USB memory stick which is supposed to be 4 gb. Suddenly it has changed its size after they actually tried new software for locking usb drives. As a result the memory sticks size is ...
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1answer
109 views

Data Integrity with Desktop External HDD connected to daisy chained Dell Monitor USB hub

I have two Dell U2412M monitors, both of which have USB hubs built into them. I have one of those hubs connected to my MacBook Pro directly, and that hub has a webcam plugged into it. I want to ...
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1answer
6k views

How to share a folder as an USB mass storage device (from a raspberry pi)

I'd like to do something quite simple ... in my mind. I've got an "old" photo frame with an usb port and SD card slot (but without networking) that I would like to keep in sync with my NAS "Photo ...
2
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1answer
2k views

How to determine whether a pen-drive is being used for the first time in a system?

Kindly give a detailed answer. Suppose I have a laptop and a pen-drive, and I insert the pen-drive into the laptop, how do I determine whether the particular pndrive is being used in the system for ...
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2answers
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Is it worth to buy an external USB SSD drive for my laptop to increase performance?

I'm a programmer, and I use Eclipse for Java development. Recently I've installed an internal (SATA) SSD drive on my home machine, transferred Eclipse installation and project to it and noticed a ...
3
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1answer
3k views

USB transfer speed “logarithmically” decreases. Why and can it be improved?

I have an external hard drive. Just today I tried to copy a bigger file (it was film of ~230 MB) and at first it rushed up until ~70%. There is started decreasing. At first it started at around 56 ...
3
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2answers
2k views

How to stop Windows from needlessly requesting to format external hard drive?

I have Windows 7. My Freegate external hard drive runs via a Belkin 4-way USB hub shared with my Epson printer/copier. When printing, I am continually asked to format the drive. It contains 30 days ...
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2answers
8k views

Is there a way to power down a USB device using software?

Is there a way that I can power off a (specific) USB device completely using software from a Linux machine? I want to use this to power off (so that the LED is off) a (single) USB stick. Do you know ...
6
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1answer
2k views

What is and how to increase the maximum number of usb devices?

I'm wondering what is the maximum number of USB devices the Linux kernel can manage? Does this depend on the root-Hub or something else, too? Is there a way to increase this maximum number? I need ...
3
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3answers
75 views

Is there any way to determine what program or service is using a device when I try to eject it?

I keep getting a message like this. How might I debug / troubleshoot why this is being thrown?
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1answer
7k views

How to access USB pendrive on using VirtualBox?

I'm using Macbook pro and I have installed VirtualBox for using windows xp. I can't access USB pen drive When i connect. The external drive is not showing in the workspace. How i can access USB pen ...
2
votes
2answers
5k views

How to Autorun a .html file from USB drive?

How to Autorun a .html file from USB drive? File should be run on Mac and Windows Both. I'm using this but it's not working [AutoRun] shellexecute=loading-intro.html
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0answers
735 views

Files copied from USB drive to any directory on OSX Lion disappear on complete

So, using Finder, I can locate a backed up file on an external USB drive, copy it or drag and drop it to a folder such as Documents or Downloads on OSX Lion and the progress bar will tick along till ...
3
votes
4answers
10k views

Why doesn't DD-WRT mount my external usb drive?

I'm running DD-WRT on a consumer router that has a usb port. An external drive that I've connected isn't being mounted for some reason. I have confirmed that the external drive works by connecting it ...
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1answer
495 views

what is the best (and free) tool to disable/enable USB ports [closed]

I want to disable USB ports (for everything except mouse and mobile phone) on my family computer. It runs on the Windows 7 home basic. The idea is that the guests should not be able to plug in their ...
2
votes
2answers
188 views

USB 2 Hub for running USB External Drives

I am experiencing an odd problem with using 2 different USB 2.0 Hubs to run a Seagate FreeAgent USB harddrive on. I'm getting an 'unknown inpage error' (or similar). When i plug in directly to the ...
3
votes
1answer
8k views

Mount USB devices in Arch Linux

I recently installed Arch on my computer and now I would like to read data from USB devices (i.e. flash drives, SD cards, etc.) but I don't know how to. I know that using Gnome or KDE will do this for ...
3
votes
1answer
428 views

liveusb multiboot ubuntu (x86 & x86_64) and freebsd 7

Is it possible to create a bootable usb (liveusb) with multiboot. I want to have a ubuntu 32-bit and freebsd 7 as live bootable. If it possible I want third os: ubuntu 64-bit Live. How much space ...
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1answer
182 views

USB key not recognized anymore - tested on several computers

I recently wanted to use my 8GB USB drive again. After plugging it in, the following happened: What's caused this and how can I get the drive working?
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2answers
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Motorola EX115 USB driver not installing in Windows 7

I am using a Moto EX115 mobile phone from Motorola. I need to use my mobile's internet connection on the PC. But when I plug in the USB data cable it says USB driver is not installed properly My ...
4
votes
2answers
3k views

Mount external USB drive in Debian Linux to a mount point based on the volume name

How do I configure my Debian installation to mount external USB drives to mount points based on the volume names of the drives? For instance, if I have a thumb drive with the volume name of ...
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0answers
261 views

Spoof USB vendor id / product id [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: change USB vendor id / product id I have a USB device that I need to spoof a copy of in windows. I was hoping you guys could point me to a program that would allow me to ...
0
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2answers
129 views

Not able to boot from USB

I have a Kingston pendrive that i have formatted 20 times. Whenever I try to make a bootable USB for installing Linux, I am not able to boot from it. I tried the same thing with another pendrive and ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

Fetch videos from sony handycam to linux

I've got a Sony Handycam DCR-DVD101. When I plug connect the USB cable to my laptop (Ubuntu 10) it doesn't mount any storage device. If I run usb-devices, I see: T: Bus=02 Lev=02 Prnt=02 Port=00 ...