USB Flash Drives are portable USB drives that rely upon flash storage, also known as pen drives or USB sticks.

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How to install ubuntu from usb?

I have windows 8.1 and ubuntu 12.04. I want to install ubuntu 14.04 on 12.04. I downloaded .iso file and unetbootin. I made a bootable usb using unetbootin. I want to install ubuntu but pc don't ...
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USB 3.0 ports function as USB 2.0 ports on Windows 7 — trying to fix via DeviceMgr & downloads from Intel website [duplicate]

My question is actually a follow-up to the question-and-answer poisted by a fellow at this superuser URL, USB 3.0 ports function as USB 2.0 ports on Windows 7 with an Intel USB 3.0 xHCI Controller As ...
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How to get back my remaining capacity of my 8GB pendrive?

A few weeks ago, I inserted my pendrive into my college's PC to transfer my assignments, but it was not working. It was corrupted and was asking to format. I couldn't even copy files, and was forced ...
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how to Portable Apps permanent file type association?

I have windows 7 64bit. I have many portable apps in my D Drive. PROBLEM: I was able to before, now I cannot associate my files (txt,docx,...any extension) to PortableApps[dot]com portable apps such ...
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USB Copy Protection [duplicate]

I am providing video and pdf content to my buyers/readers. And looking for some solution, where I can protect USB to get copied, means : People should not be able to copy from USB (Copy/SaveAs) ...
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VMware ESXi: best practices for running off USB thumb drive?

I'm running VMware ESXi 5.5 (and 6.0) on my servers off of a SanDisk Cruzer Fit 16GB flash drive. The VMs are stored on a RAID array of internal physical drives on the server. If that flash drive ...
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Windows 7- Unable to format disk

I had a USB drive that I was previously using for a live linux install. It had several previous installs, and there were a lot of unused empty partitions on the disk as a result. I used the DISKPART ...
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“Directory doesn't exist” & “Cannot cd into flash drive” errors: mounting flash drive OpenWRT

What I am trying to do: I have a TP-Link Router running OpenWRT. I have files on my router in the OpenWRT OS that I want to save to a flash drive. Steps to complete the task: 1. I navigated to the ...
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How to fix broken flash drive

I think I just broke my flash drive - the metal tip bent a little, it did not actually break, but now my computer doesn't recognise it. It doesn't look damaged at all at first sight, but it does seem ...
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USB HDD replace by “ubuntu” in boot order

After installing Ubuntu, it seems that USB HDD has been removed from the boot configuration entries. In the GRUB Boot Menu, I only see: ubuntu Windows Boot Manager SATA HDD: SATA CD: USB CD: USB ...
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Toshiba pendrive shows 4 MB instead of 8 GB; what could have happened to it?

I have a Toshiba 8 GB pendrive. All of a sudden, it's showing total space 4 MB. I have tried diskpart and various other software, but no gain. The disk management is also not showing unallocated ...
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How long can I store the data on the flash drive? [duplicate]

how long can I store the data on the flash drive safely, without connecting it to a computer or any other host? Edit I understand that flash pens are absolutely not suitable for backup and storage. ...
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Suitable flash module as OpenMediaVault boot partition

I'm currently planning on buying hardware for a home NAS and I'm planning on using OpenMediaVault (based on debian wheezy) as OS. I want to install OMV on a flash drive but am quite unsure about the ...
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HP pendrive 16 gb used less than a year went blank

i plugged in the pen drive in another system at office which i have never used, the system did not respond to the plug in (Windows XP system) further i removed pen drive and tried in another system ...
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Are microSD cards essentially the same inside the shell as a flash drive?

I use a 64 GB Class 10+ microSD card with the computers' built-in card reader (sometimes requires a microSD to SD adapter), in place of a pen drive. This allows me to connect the card to devices ...
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Create EXE that mounts virtual CD-ROM or floppy disk when run

I was looking through my old USB drives and I found a flash drive that had a file called "SecretDrive.exe." When I ran it, it mounted a virtual floppy disk that contained stoke other files. There ...
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USB drive not getting recognized as scsi device in custom linux kernel

I am facing a slow write speed problem with a USB drive in my custom linux kernel. I suspected to be a hardware problem but with the same hardware and Opensuse 12.1 OS, write speed of my USB drive is ...
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Using ready boost on a partition than USB drive [duplicate]

Is it possible to use ready boost on a partition of my HDD(I have only one) instead of a USB drive. I want to so this because sata write speed is faster than USB. Thanks
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USB “condom” for USB-storage

There is plenty of evidence that you should not let other people connect their USB devices to your computer. But I would really like to allow untrusted people to attach a USB-storage device to my ...
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Is there any way to make a bootable version of windows 7 from a flash drive or external HD? [duplicate]

I have tried installing Windows 7 on an external drive, but the setup says windows 7 cannot be installed onto usb devices. Can I, in fact, put Windows on a external drive, and if so, how?
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USB flash drive disconnecting and reconnecting continuously [closed]

I have almost the exact same issue as described here with my flash drive, but on Windows 7. My flash drive disconnects and reconnects continuously every few seconds, on the USB 2.0 ports, BUT on my ...
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dd writing on USB flash drive causes massive reads

I am currently restoring a usb stick with a dd image, I have previously created. However is noticed very poor write speed around ~7 MB/s although the stick is usually much faster. After looking ...
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See a USB storage device in Windows Disk Management, even if it contains non-Windows partitions

When I insert a USB-stick or a SD card containing only Linux partitions, Windows doesn't see these partitions, and doesn't assign a letter (D:, E:, ...) to them. This is normal, I don't want Windows ...
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How can I copy protect an executable file on a USB flash drive? [duplicate]

So I went through coding a python application, which I will put on a flash drive (maybe a few of them) and give it to a person, I'll probably use py2exe to convert it to an executable file as a way to ...
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Shared usb-mount is read-only when accessed from another computer

On my Windows 7 machine, I have shared a usb drive to my Macbook Pro, over the network. I've shared it by right clicking the drive and sharing it in properties. However, I can't seem to write to the ...
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Is it a sign of trouble when Windows mis-recognizes the brand/model of my thumbdrive?

I have an assortment of USB thumbdrives, which I use often on a few different Windows 7 machines. Occasionally, when I insert one or the other of them, Windows will completely mis-identify it--I'll ...
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Audio player corrupts USB stick: workaround?

Consumer radios, CD players, and car stereos often have a USB port, to play mp3's from a FAT32-formatted USB stick. However, some models don't just read files, they also corrupt files. How can such ...
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USB device not detected in Ubuntu 12.10

I have Ubuntu12.10 installed. But none of my USB ports detects any USB device. But the same USB is detected in Windows OS . How to detect USB device in my Ubuntu system ? Output of lspci : 00:00.0 ...
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How does BIOS read from flash storage without installing driver first?

Whenever we plug in a new thumb drive, we get a pop-up saying Installing Device Driver and then after sometime the autorun dialog pops-up. So when installing another OS from bootable flash drive - ...
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What's the technical difference between a flash drive and an SSD?

I was just reading this question on backups with flash drives, but I was not quite sure why SSDs would be better than flash drives for backups. To me, solid-state drives look like larger versions of ...
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Can a USB flash drive be used reliably as a (manual) backup drive? [closed]

I am considering using several large USB drives as my backup media, with redundancy for important files. I am curious if this is a viable alternative to an external HDD. Everything I've been able to ...
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Can a rfid / contactless reader damage a USB flash drive?

I own a very small usb flash drive I like to carry in my wallet but recently I started using contactless cards (bank, transport) and I'm worried the induction power readers emit might damage / corrupt ...
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Nuke thumbdrive and set GPT+Partition

After using my 16GB USB2.0 thumbdrive as an ESXi boot stick I am now unable to format it. Windows Explorer would just say: The drive could not be formatted (or something likewise) Diskpart is ...
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I have sandisk cruzer force 16Gb thumb drive for booting linux

I have a sandisk cruzer force 16Gb thumb drive that i want to use as a 'usb boot device' for an old laptop with no hard drive or windows recovery disk (IF it is possible). I have seen mention of ...
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All my pen-drive content appear inside a single shortcut [duplicate]

I have been noticing this problem in a few pen-drives for quite a lot of time, and now this has occurred to mine. When I double click on the pen-drive icon, I find a pen-drive short-cut icon to ...
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How to repair USB flash drive?

I have some kind of 8 Gb Feiya Technology Corp. Flash Drive, which is stopped working - it is seen by the system, but I can not write any info there. I tried to use some of Transcend recovery tool and ...
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External Drive Detected but not Recognized

I have a 32 GB Kingston USB 3.0 pendrive which had write permission problems. After searching around and trying a USB Low Formatting Tool which never managed to get past 30%, I used the command line ...
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Windows detects all flash drive file systems as RAW

My computer that's running Windows 7 detects all flash drive file systems as RAW, and thus shows an error message to format them as soon as they're plugged in. I tested all the flash drives in other ...
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Boot of the Ubuntu not recognize pendrive

I'm using Ubuntu 4.14 on my notebook Samsung NP270E4E, I gave permission for 0777 "etc" folder (which I should not have done), then want to re-install ubuntu 14:04 in my notebook, the problem is that ...
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Filesystem fails when trying to boot Arch from USB pendrive

Lately I was trying to make bootable pendrive with Linux Arch. Following "Begginers guide" from wiki.archlinux.org, I made it, using syslinux as my bootloader, however, it doesn't work properly. ...
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How to rename a flash drive (not just a partition)

How do I rename a flash drive on a Mac? I know how to rename a partition, but how do I rename the actual drive? I highlighted what I want to rename in the image below:
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How to convert iso file to USB (don't even know how to mount)

I'm a total total noob who is trying to download Linux Mint on a Mac OS X using a (8 GB) USB flash drive. I know there is some way to go into terminal and convert the iso file, but I don't know how. ...
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Way to recover my corrupted php file in my thumb drive?

My files are there but when I open the file it gives my weird looking letters. http://i.stack.imgur.com/nqPXz.png http://i.stack.imgur.com/xFWtK.png My res folder is now a file for some reason. So ...
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How to remove undeletable USB drive partition

I received a free 2 GB USB from my school and was wondering if I can remove the small partition of 6 MB that they reserved to store a html file that will take me to a website link for information ...
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Rufus says my USB drive has bad blocks, how do I fix it?

My USB drive have 256 bad blocks according to Rufus, and yes it does contain bad blocks since it always give corrupted error message when I try it to install Windows, but running chkdsk on this USB ...
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USB Drive not working with Windows 7. Works on Linux and Windows 8/8.1

I have a USB thumb drive (PNY 128GB) that works fine with Windows 8/8.1 and with Linux, but does not work on Windows 7. Doesn't show up at all. I have tried formatting it in both Win8 and Linux ...
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Cannot create bootable usb

My problem is that I'm always getting some problem with the cdrom. Firstly I think the ISO is fine because I can install the OS on vmware. However when I moved it in usb flash (I used 4 different ...
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Linux Mint doesn't boot properly

I created USB flash drive Linux Mint 17.1 using Linux Live Usb (Lili - link) with persistence storage. When I boot my laptop with my USB flash drive, it shows the page that says "Try Mint Linux live" ...
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Sandisk Extreme USB 3.0 64GB Write speed drops

The problem started about a week ago. My Sandisk USB drive normally writes at 150-200MB/s (SSD to USB drive) but all of a sudden the write speed dropped to 5-10MB/s. The problem keeps occurring: it ...
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Changing drive names in windows 7 won't stick

Tried the Admin Tools route, tried right-click "Rename" over the drive icon and also tried this method, which as far as I can tell, does not really rename the drive but the usb port where it is ...