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 access files on a USB stick after booting from that USB stick?

I booted computer from a USB stick using UNetBootin and Damn Small Linux. Now I want to include some files on the stick such that they'll be available to me once the computer is booted up in Linux. I ...
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How can I low level format a USB drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best way to completely reformat an USB stick? How can I low level format a 16GB USB drive? I've already confirmed it has bad sectors, so I reckon a low ...
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How to sync large, disconnected file sets with a small USB flash drive?

I want to keep a large file set (700 GB) synchronized between two computers at two different locations (A and B). The computers are not networked in any way. The file sets will be synchronized ...
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Cloned Linux does not recognize the new flash drive's space?

I installed CentOS 6 into my 4GB flash drive, and everything worked fine until I needed more space. I have another flash drive with 8GB of space (which is all I really need) and so I formatted it with ...
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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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Are server backups to flash drives feasible?

If I were to use a flash storage device on a server, a portable one specifically, and backups written to it periodically every 5 hours or so, would there be much wear to the flash drive to the point ...
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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 ...
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What is the “Circle With A Vertical Line” icon appearing on removable disk icons?

In Windows 7, a removable disk's icon sometimes has a smaller icon in its corner similar to the 0/1 icons resembling power on/off. Look: I don't remember the small thing appearing there before. It ...
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What's up with this 64GB USB thumb drive appearing as two disks?

I recently purchased a 64gb usb thumb drive, but for some reason it appears as two disks on every system I've insert it in. I've tried to repartition it in Linux, Windows, and MacOS to no avail. ...
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Which would be more reliable for data archival - SD card or a generic USB thumbdrive? [closed]

I've been thinking lately what should I preferably use for data storage and archival. I will say in advance that I do not use flash memory as the only storage media - I also keep my data on the hard ...
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Execute a program when a USB stick is removed

The title says it all. Basically, I want to unmount a TrueCrypt volume when the USB stick with the keyfile on it is removed (and, ideally, shut down the computer as well). There used to be a program ...
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Does flash-memory integrity depend on system resources while reading/writing (like CDs/DVDs)?

Question I’m really concerned that flash-memory is just not reliable as a storage for irreplaceable files. Does anybody know if the integrity (corruptibility) of flash-memory (flash-drives, ...
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8GB stick thinks it's a 4GB one

I have a "SanDisk Cruzer USB Device" which is labelled for 8GB and always was 8GB. I didn't use it for a while and now it lists 3.49GB on my PC. I think I've done something to it a while ago, but ...
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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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Dual Boot USB Drive

I can install Windows 7 from USB. I can also install a Linux distro from USB. Is there a way of doing both? Like, plugging in the USB drive and choosing Windows and installing Windows, or choosing ...
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are there any low profile USB 3.0 flash drives? [closed]

I've searched for a USB 3.0 low-profile flash drive, and only found drives that are either USB 3.0 or low profile. For instance, Sandisk has only one USB 3.0 drive at the time I'm writing this, and ...
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How to turn a folder into USB drive / mass storage?

I have a plasma TV with USB input (can play divx and etc) but what I would like to do is use a software to turn a folder in my notebook HD (windows 7) into a USB Mass Storage device, so that I can ...
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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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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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Flash drive shows in My Computer but can't be accessed

I have a flash drive. When I plug it into my (Dell, Windows XP) computer it appears in My Computer as an empty drive - not a disk with no files on, a drive with no disk in! Double-clicking drive J: ...
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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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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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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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How I can create a multiplatform portable pendrive of Ubuntu?

The goal is to carry a pendrive with your personal files and Ubuntu. Just plug in a computer and boot it. Is this possible? Across Mac/Windows/Linux?
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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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San Disk Cruzer 16G USB detected as local disk

I have a SanDisk 16G pen drive. It is not being detected as Removable drive but as a Local disk. I have tried formatting it with FAT32 but it didn't work. How do I change it back so that it is ...
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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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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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What downsides are there to running an OS off of a flash drive instead of a hard drive (USB 3.0 and 2.0) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does a hard drive compare to Flash memory working as a hard drive in terms of speed? I recently purchased a 16GB USB 3.0 flash drive, and I'm considering using it as ...
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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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Missing space on Flash drive (USB) - Can't reformat it also

I have a flash drive which is given as a freebie. I don't know who manufactured it. It got infected by a virus. I am trying to reformat it but I am always receiving a "Windows was unable to complete ...
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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 ...