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

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Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 mobo won't boot from USB flash drive

I am trying to boot BAMT, a Linux distribution based on Debian via USB on a brand new Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 motherboard. I tried various flash drive and various OS. I never had this problem with ASUS ...
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Copy-proof flash drive

I'm looking for a solution that make it possible to make a flash drive which protects the data from being copied so that the data is data could be "played" only The main aim for the flash drive is to ...
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Pen Drive automatically got Write-Protected

I had given a pen drive of mine to a friend with some data on it. He plugged the pen drive into the Windows 7 powered Acer netbook, didn't eject (unmount) it before pulling it out. When I again ...
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Autorun file on USB drive in OS X

I would like to have my USB flash drive auto-run a file on it when plugged in.
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USB Drive is Very Slow

I recently bought a Patriot Xporter XT Boost 8GB Flash Drive whish is supposed to be one of the faster flash drives but it seems extremelly slow. For isntance Firefox takes several minutes to load. ...
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Making a bootable pendrive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I place a bootable ISO on a USB drive? How can put image (iso) and flat binary on pendrive to make it bootable ? For example I am writing short system in ...
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Can Airport Extremes handle NTFS external drives?

I've got an Airport Extreme and an external USB Hard Drive formatted with NTFS. (And a LAN of Windows XP Machines.) The drive works perfectly when connected directly to a PC. When it's connected to ...
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Ubuntu live CD and installing new applications onto a USB drive

Background: I am a programmer that occasionally has access to other computers when on vacation or something. These are generally the machines of friends or family, so randomly installing Ubuntu on it ...
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Flash drives do not have the memory they're meant to have [duplicate]

Whenever you buy a flash-drive, it always says it has 4GB, but when you plug it into a PC it says it has 3.72 GB, why is that? I don't really care too much for the 200MB, but with my 512GB pen-drive, ...
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USB making tool for Windows detects flash drive as fixed, need to be seen as removable

I downloaded the Windows 8.1 ISO file but my laptop doesn't have an optical drive. The only choice is to install it from USB. I found a Windows 7 USB making tool (the some works for Windows 8 as I ...
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Adding options to USB Flash Drive's autostart menu

When I insert my USB Flash Drive into my computer, I always get this little autostart popup: I was wondering, how to add elements to that list using the autorun.inf file? I know it's possible, ...
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USB 2.0-3.0, how do you tell the difference?

I know obviously speeds would be a key factor, but is there any spot on way to tell if a device is USB 2.0 or 3.0 such as a flash drive.
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No memory on flash drive

Windows (Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit with newest updates installed) keeps showing only 5MB free of my Kingston 8GB flash-drive, but actually there is only ~4.05GB used (some kind of paradox). Here are ...
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Make HDD out of USB flash memory

My old laptop's hard disk is broken so that I can't install OS on it. They told me there is a way to make your PC recognize USB flash memory as HDD? Is it possible? how to do that? thanks
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USB drive is empty in drive management

I've got a USB drive here, that somebody asked to try and fix. When inserting it, it shows up in explorer, but when I double click it I get a message saying "Please insert a disk into drive H:". So I ...
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How to Modify Windows 7 Search to Index Removable Drives

I have over 8GB in my "Code Library" that I maintain on a 64GB "ScanDisk Ultra Backup USB Device". Windows Search 4.0 (installed on Windows XP) can index removable drives, but Windows 7 (which uses ...
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ReadyBoost - How much space needed?

Just a simple question. How much could Windows 7 use effectively? ReadyBoost really helps, at least for me it's really working. I have got a simple Kingston pendrive, which is not bad, but it's not ...
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How to create an “hybrid” usb stick?

I was wondering how to make an hybrid USB stick. That means a USB stick that runs under Mac and Windows and displays specific content. Example: Plug in on Windows: index.html opens. Mac OS X files ...
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Cheap NAS for connecting a USB drive to the network

I am looking for a cheap way of hooking up a USB drive to the LAN. This could be a router with a USB port, or possibly a more regular NAS device with a USB port. I am hoping to find something below ...
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I have a password protected USB drive with hidden partition, how to convert to normal USB drive?

I have a generic USB drive which has password protection, and I want to stop this password protection mechanism and to use it as a normal 8GB USB drive. I received this USB drive as a gift in Hong ...
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Run a program when USB mass storage device connected [duplicate]

I want to run a program, say a batch file, when any USB mass storage device is connected. I also want to pass the drive letter as a parameter to this batch file. This can perhaps be achieved using ...
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Extremely slow USB transfer speed

I am using Windows 7 32-bit, and have a Transcend 8 GB USB 2.0 flash drive. I have formatted the drive to NTFS using the Windows format tool. The problem is that when moving or copying files to and ...
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Is there a DOS prompt (cmd.exe from Win7) command to eject a thumb drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remove USB device from command line Win7 laptop is in recovery mode where only DOS prompt is available for issuing commands. Is there a cmd.exe command that does the ...
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Mount USB drive on Ubuntu: “Not Authorized”

I'm having some problems with my Ubuntu 11.10 installation on a Toshiba A300-16l laptop, of which the primary problem appears to be allowing permissions escalation. I want to backup my home directory ...
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Checking that a USB key can be made bootable? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I identify which of my usb drives can be made bootable I don't know if this is the best place to ask hardware-related questions. If not and you know of a better ...
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I'm running Ubuntu notebook on a USB drive with 1GB persistence. Where are my XAMPP files?

I just began running Ubuntu Notebook on my 2GB USB stick, with 1GB persistence. After I installed XAMPP, I rebooted to make sure the persistence was working. It worked! My XAMPP installation worked, ...
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Unable to view USB stick/drive contents

I plug-in my USB stick, copy a file from the hard drive to the USB stick, and safely remove the USB stick. I then plug out the USB stick. When I plug the USB stick back into the computer again, the ...
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make drive show up as fixed rather than “removable”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows XP, USB-Stick and multiple Partitions Is there a way to make a usb drive show up as a fixed drive and not a removable drive?
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Wiki on a pendrive - should work with any OS

I want to have an "extended memory" and want to accomplish that with an wiki on an pendrive. I already decided to use PmWiki, but if another wiki solves my problem that would be fine. The issue is: ...
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USB trouble - 2.0 storage device often connects as 1.0

I have been facing some problems with the USB ports for a while. The problems happen mostly with the front USB ports, not as much the back ones. Connecting a USB 2.0 storage device sometimes gives ...
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Partitioning a bootable Flash drive

Is it possible to have a 2 partition Flash drive that looks like the following: A partition that is bootable to OS X (this will require a GUID partition table) A second partition formatted either ...
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Create bootable USB drive for Windows 8 clean install on UEFI

How do you burn a Windows 8.x ISO image to a USB drive such that it can be clean installed on a PC with UEFI enabled? I tried using the Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool, but the target PC didn't see ...
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Recommended Settings To Format USB Sticks

I have always formatted USB sticks (aka flash or jump drives) to the default settings that Windows suggests. Do these settings provide the best performance? Under what situations should they be ...
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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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Copying iTunes playlists to external USB flash drive

On my Macbook Pro running OSX 10.6.8, is there a way to have my playlists synchronize to a USB flash drive for my car stereo? The flash drive is formatted as FAT32, and I know you can do it in Windows ...
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Mac made a flash drive “read only” in Windows?

I use a 128GB flash drive to move my work between several PCs (all win XP sp3) and a Mac with OSX 10.6. The drive is formatted as NTFS, the Mac uses the Paragon NTFS driver for read/write access. ...
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Unusable “Geek Squad” Flash drive

I have this brand new flash drive "geek squad" brand that is unusable, I've tried to format it on windows and mac without luck (I just cannot do it neither using the terminal nor via GUI) so I was ...
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Repair Flash Disk

i have a flash disk, which i somehow **ed doing some formatings and all... now it doesnot work... it is loaded but i cannot copy any files to it and inside there is a large 3.85 GB file with no ...
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Is it possible/practical to install and run Linux on a USB flash drive?

I'm going to replace my old 2004 vintage desktop PC soon and I have an idea of what I want to do, I'm just not sure if it's possible or realistic. In the time since I built the old PC it has slowly ...
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Ubuntu Netbook Remix on USB?

I'm going to install Netbook remix on my 4GB flash drive. Will 4 GBs be enough? How much space will be left for data?
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Can Windows 7 recovery iso be used to create a bootable recovery USB?

Can Windows 7 recovery iso be used to create a bootable recovery USB? If yes, how? I did try using unetbootin but it didn't work.
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Install Windows 7 on USB hard drive and run from it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I install Windows OS (Windows 7) on a removable USB hard drive? I know it's imilar to ...
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Why can't I see my Hardrive for my compaq mini 110c from A windows Xp installation on usb stick?

I have windows xp installation files on a USB drive using wintoflash. I've downloaded mass storage driverpack and slipstreamed them into the install. when the bootup begins I press f6 at the ...
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Completely formatting a USB flash drive

I have a Verbatim Store 'n' Go drive which by default comes with software in a partition which password protects the drive. I want to erase this partition, as it only works on Windows (I'm having to ...
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load USB drive as CD drive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Make a USB Stick act like a CD After reading the comments below, it seems that Windows 7 only supports the label and icon entries. I followed the link they commented and ...