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

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Trouble making bootable usb for solaris 11.2

I am trying to dual boot my system with Windows 8.1 and solaris 11.2.I am using flash drive for making bootable solaris 11.2..But i am not able to create bootable flash drive. I tried both .usb and ...
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Where do I get a recovery media for WHS 2011?

Where do I get a recovery disk for the client to restore from a WHS 2011 backup? Current Solution: Now I've found my recovery disk (CD). I made the following observations: My CD drive seems to be ...
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Split a USB into partitions [duplicate]

Not sure if this is even possible but... Is it possible to partition a USB drive so I can have a partition for a Live install of Linux and then a partition for storing files on?
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Unable to run program from flash drive on Windows 8.1 Enterprise

I was able to run portable apps(*.exe). 2 day ago (Sep. 9) Windows installed some updates. When I run app from flash drive I receive error: "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. ...
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How can I keep Windows 8 from mounting flash drives as local disks?

New flash drives that are Windows 8 compatible will mount the devices as local disks when inserted. I need for them to be seen as "removable". My older USB sticks work fine but I need bigger sizes ...
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RS232-> convert to usb format and store to jump drive or other usb connected memory

I work with older (pre1997) machine tools. They use a RS232 port to transfer data to and from the machine. I would like to convert these serial signals into a USB format and store them on a jump ...
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Optimal Environment for Secondary Storage

What's the best temperature/light/humidity exposure for secondary storage (USB/Flash Drives/SSDs), to mitigate the probability of data loss over time? I'm using SD cards to backup data and would ...
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How to boot encrypted drive

i have a laptop installed with endpoint security disk encryption. I create a live usb to boot linux, but it doesn't work. Is there a way to boot a usb thumb drive from an encrypted disk? do i need to ...
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Dual Bootable OS in single Flash drive?

I want to use Ubuntu as well as Windows using 1 flash drive. (32GB) Is it possible? I mean it should show both Ubuntu as well as Windows.
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GPT Protective Partition

I’ve moved my 3TB hard drive to another USB enclosure, and it no longer works. Disk manager says “2794.52 GB Healthy (GPT Protective Partition)”. How to fix that? I don’t want to reformat, I need ...
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My thumb drive became corrupted and reads RAW now can I recover info

Inserting a thumbdrive i have been using for the past year - I get an alert that the drive is not formatted and is requesting to format the thumb drive. I did a recovery run and it showed up as RAW. i ...
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Architecture of a USB project - Layout and Encryption

USB ARCHITECTURE – PROJECT This is a planned project I am currently working on. I am just curious about the layout and if this is even possible. Any help would be greatly appreciated; I am fairly new ...
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Netbook won't start after startup with USB attached

I started my Toshiba Netbook up with a USB attached - as you might guess it messed up the startup process. As soon as a realized my mistake, I stopped the process (I think I just turned it off), took ...
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Bootable USB Drive between home and school

I have a stationary computer at home. I have stationary computers at school. Often times I do work on the computers in school, the only problem is: I don't have my files and downloading from dropbox ...
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Transcend USB flash drive not recognized

My USB flash drive is not recognized by my computer. I have tried it on an Ubuntu and Mac machine. In Ubuntu, I did the lsusb command but it does not show up. I was in the process of fixing ...
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Why can't I suspend Ubuntu 14.04 (running from USB3) anymore?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on an USB3.0 stick (Sandisk Extreme 64gb, both /root and /home are on it) as my portable development environment, mostly on an Asus N56VZ laptop. Recently, Ubuntu fails to ...
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Accessing Thumbdrive firmware

I have a few questions about USB drive firmware: How can I access a thumbdrive's firmware? Is it possible to avoid running a thumbdrive's firmware when plugging it in, and instead strip a full iso ...
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USB drive stopped working

My USB pen drive (A-data UE700 64GB) suddenly stopped working. I tested it on few PCs (every one with Linux) and it doesn't work on any of them. The device isn't even mounted. It used to work alright ...
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USB Flash Drive does not work on startup

I have a brand new Corsair LS 128GB usb drive. If I keep it plugged into the computer and turn the computer on, it never shows up under Computer. I heard the audible tone to say a USB drive has been ...
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Flash drive not detectable

I have a 4 GB flash drive, and one day it works, but then all of a sudden, nothing will recognize it. I tried my laptop, my PC, my schools computers, even my stereo system. None of them detect it. And ...
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Restore deleted Windows 8.1 recovery partition

I selected the option to create a recovery drive in Windows and then deleted the recovery partition using the option provided (see screenshot). Now I want to restore the partition exactly as it was ...
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Choose native linux filesystem for usb stick [closed]

I happy to have only linux hosts in my surroundings. So I may choose other filesystems than vfat for usb sticks. I'd like to use something that is more native to linux. I tried ext4 but get ...
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USB stick transfer at 335KB/s

I know, I know. This kind of question "Help me, my USB stick is slow!" has been asked before. But for some reason, I've been high and low and I've not found a solution to my problem. Let me introduce ...
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windows won't expell USB flash drive

Sometimes, even if I closed all the opened files, I can't remove my usb flash drive because Windows (both 7 and 8.1) complains that it is used by "another program", but never bothers to tell which ...
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Shadow copy of flash drive in Windows

Hello everybody who has the same problem, trying to help or just reading! I'm trying to write a script for everyday backup of important info on my PC to NAS. Some of it is on the flash drive ...
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How to inteprete these Flashbench results for a SanDisk SDCZ48-064G?

I have experimented with the flashbench tool from linaro and am stuck guessing where my earse block size might be. It would be very nice to have some input on how to inteprete my results. My USB ...
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Copy iTunes playlists to pen drive for car

I want to transfer my iPhone playlists from a MacBook Pro to a flash drive for use in the car. However, when I select "export" it just exports a "txt" file. How can I export the playlist properly ...
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Has my flash drive failed? (no media)

Flash drive model: Kingston DataTraveler SE9 64GB I was restoring the back-up I had made on my flash drive after re-formatting and reinstalling Windows 8.1 Pro, and it started behaving weirdly. ...
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Windows 8 usb boot install never works

I have two usbs, one with win 7 on it and another I have been putting win 8 installs on The win 7 stick works in all systems but the win 8 won't work with only one The evil PC is a gigabyte amd ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - can't find usb flash stick

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 with gnome shell (I think this information may be useful) and laptop mode tools installed. I can't mount just one usb stick (OCZ ATV 8GB) "lsusb" command: Bus 002 Device 003: ...
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My 8GB Toshiba USB drive became 4mb in size how can i restore it? [duplicate]

My 8gb USB drive just became 4mb. I already tried the diskpart method, bootice, HP USB Storage Format. But still the capacity still the same. Is there other way?
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Create Windows USB Stick from DVD

I have a Win7 PC with a Windows 8.1 DVD in the drive and an ISO I made from that DVD on the hd. an empty pen drive of 8G an Ultrabook, on which to install Win 8.1 a 56k Modem connection no USB DVD ...
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USB acting as USB and Disk drive

I have a flash drive that has some old install software on it that I want to format and use for personal use as a storage device instead. However, when I formatted it, it simply formatted a flash ...
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Windows XP and 2000 format differences

I am using a system with old flashdisks, and I need them flashed as FAT drives in order for my product to interact with them. When the disks are formatted through Windows 2000 it works. However, when ...
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Is it possible to read sensitive data from a stick that was removed from the PC?

I have sensitive data on my personal pen drive, but the pen drive is read from a shared computer. Could anyone read my sensitive data on the drive after it's been removed from the computer? Are there ...
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USB Flash Drive Firmware

So I have been opening up my flash drive's device file and I have two questions. First, what is everything contained in the file? I know that the first 512 bytes are the boot manager, and that ...
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Unix BIOS/Boot Record on USB Flash Drive

I have been trying to learn a bit more about USB drives, and am curious about their MBRs. Essentially, I open up the device file of the USB drive and give a hex dump of the first 496 bytes of the ...
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Writing an image to a flash size resulted in loss of size

After i wrote Linux Mint LiveCD image to my 16GB flash, the drive's partition shrunk to 14.9GB. Formatting doesn't help and although Disk management shows that partition doesn't take the whole space ...
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Flash drive problems

I bought a what was supposed to be a 64 gb flash drive and I checked it out and I found out it was a 90 something gigabyte removable drive and it also has some weird files that can't be ...
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cannot boot kali usb

I downloaded - from http://www.kali.org/downloads/ - Kali Linux 32 bit ISO and then sha1sum-ed. blkid shows my usb on /dev/sdc1 then dd if=<path-to-kali.iso> of=/dev/sdc (I have also ...
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USB mouse and keyboard stopped working after plugging in a flash drive

My friend needed to print something so I gave him my flash drive to transfer the files to me so that I could print them. As soon as he plugged the flash drive into his computer, his USB mouse and USB ...
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My USB pendrive always goes read-only, what can I do?

I have a transcend 16 Gb usb pendrive. I save my daily works to it. I wrote a bash script to copy the contents of my working directories to the pendrive. The bash script contains only "cp" and "mkdir" ...
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USB Drive Format for Reading/Writing 4GB+ Files on OSX and Windows

I am trying to settle on a drive file format which is compatible with OSX and Windows for reading/writing 4GB+ files. Linux support would be a bonus. Using FAT is a no go since it does not support ...
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Booting OS X from flash-drive. Possible to install OS X on that flash-drive only?

I created an OS X flash drive. When booting from the flash-drive on my mac, it is the installation process. Can I install OS X on that flash drive (16GB) or does it have to install on my mac? I don't ...
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How do I make a bootable USB flash disk of Windows setup on my Kali Linux system?

I have Kali Linux currently running on my laptop. I want to install Windows 7. I don't have CD ROM ,how do I make bootable USB having Windows ISO? Which software will help me? Or just how to make ...
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Reclaiming an infected pen drive

My pen drive might be infected with virus/malware. I'm running Windows 7. I never stick it into an unsafe computer but this time I had to (because of some urgent work). I haven't inserted it into my ...
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An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data

I have the Windows 7 installation media on a USB drive. I get the error "An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data" when I boot to it on an older computer. The drive ...
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How Do I Enable Developer Mode on Chromium OS Build Running from a USB Stick?

I've been interested in Chromebooks and Chrome OS for a while. Upon learning about the existence of openly available PC-compatible builds of the OS via ArnoldTheBat, I'd figure I'd get a first-hand ...
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Booting from UDF formatted USB flash drive

I would like to know if a UDF formatted USB flash drive can boot properly on any computer. Will it also work well under UEFI?
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Where is target folder on USB booted Debian?

I need to fix some stuff on my debian sitting on my hard disk. So I booted from an USB, as it has its own ash shell. The file system is mounted to /target (so it says), but there is no folder called ...