Storage drives connected by USB devices known otherwise as flash drive, USB stick, USB key and thumb drive. Also includes larger storage devices such as portable hard drives.

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Why is there a speed increase when using a USB 2.0 device with a USB 3.0 port?

I know this question, or similar questions, have been asked before, but still I am curious… My laptop has two USB 3.0 ports and—on occasion—I will plug in a Western Digital external hard drive which ...
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Is it possible to prevent a USB storage device from being read by a PC?

I was wondering if a USB storage device like an external hard drive or memory stick could prevent the OS from reading or writing to it? To give an example where this could be used: My portable hard ...
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8GB memory stick only showing 49MB

I have an 8GB Sony USB memory stick and only 49 MB are being detected. I've tried on multiple USB ports and tried formatting it several times. I checked it for errors and it said none are found. I ...
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Windows 7 doesn't recognize USB device [duplicate]

Plug in USB SSD sled and nothing happens. Works on my desktop but not on my HP Elitebook 840
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Mounting USB sticks with Thunar. Wrong user and gruop

I'm using Debian testing with XFCE as Desktop Environment and Thunar as filemanager. I've an issue regarding the mounting of USB mass storages such as USB sticks. When I plug the stick the icon ...
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Global keyboard shortcut to eject external hard drive on Mac OSX Yosemite?

I tried the Automator approach as described in Global keyboard shortcut to eject external hard drive on Mac OSX Lion? - but on 10.10. this gives me no result. In Finder, there's only an error sound, ...
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What is windows 7 secretly putting on formatted USB drives? [duplicate]

Initial actions: I wanted to copy some files that were very close in total size to the USB stick memory size (<8G). So I checked size of all files vs available space. A few more KB were needed for ...
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Attempting to passthru USB disk to XENserver windows guest, reporting wrong size and error

I am attempting to passthru a brand new Seagate USB disk (4TB) to a Windows 2008 virtual guest in XEN 6.2. I connected the device, it is listed properly by fdisk -l (even lists correct size, but says ...
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Are there multiHDD bays that offer multiple usb or esata connections? Is it even possible?

RAID can be used for multiple HDDs that are connected by separate connections. Theoritically, the same should apply to HDD bays. Are there any or is it possible, with them being connected to one usb ...
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How to completely disable USB storage devices on Win 8.1?

I'm looking for a fast and reliable way to completely disable any USB storage device on a selected Win 8.1 machine (I don't aim to use a GPO). I would like to disable it in such a way that users ...
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Opened up a USB stick and it looks a bit odd

We opened up the case of a USB stick (that didn't work before we opened it) and it looks like this: Has the memory been taken out of it or do some USB sticks actually look like this? Note that it ...
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TrueCrypt transfer to Drobo is very slow

Problem I'm getting very slow 2 MB/s transfer speeds. I have a computer with a 5.4k RPM spinning disk drive connected to the motherboard via SATA 1 then through USB 3.0 to a Drobo disk array also ...
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Using PC as a virtual USB flash storage device

I have a Linux server that has an application installed which writes its logs to a connected USB flash drive. I need to have a constant access to these logs which means I cannot unplug the USB flash, ...
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how to edit windows registry so it NEVER looks on a usb drive for its driver (or at least asks first if a driver is found)

I'd forgive them for this "feature" if the usb standard had been created BEFORE viruses had become prevalent.
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cannot see android files on pc in specific folders

When I plug my android phone into my PC and use Windows Explorer to look at the files on the phone there is a certain folder where I can't view the files. If I then go to my phone and cut and paste ...
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How can I copy a file from a usb drive to a directory on the hard drive in windows 7 using command prompt

How can I copy a file from a pen drive to particular directory on the hard drive in windows 7 using command prompt in quickly compare to ordinary copy paste. Scenario 1: need to copy the files from ...
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Hidden files on USB drive [duplicate]

Hello Dear Sirs here, I have such problems on my USB drive: I have a lot necessary files and documents on it and my trouble is that i connect it to another computers and after when i will connect it ...
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Windows 8 / 8.1 USB file transfer consistently freezes whole system

I'm running Windows 8.1 Pro (64 bit) on a Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H (rev 1.0) motherboard with a Samsung 830 SSD and 8GB of RAM. All is normally well in general day to day use. However, when I plug in a ...
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Mkv files random stops playing on my blu-ray player, Why?

I am a holder of LG BD390 Blu-ray player...it has always worked well but lately is giving me problems with reading mkv files from external hard drive. Let me explain... Lately I've noticed that ...
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compare Windows folder with smartphone folder

Is there any tool that allows me to compare a local folder with a folder on my android phone (connected via USB) ? I tried WinMerge and FreeFileSync, but none of those can "see" the connected ...
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Share internal hdd through usb

I would like to make a NAS on my single-board pc with capability to connect my smart TV to this HDD through USB to watch movies. Actually I need this -> internal HDD with usb2sata adapter ---> ...
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How to tell in linux when new USB devices are found?

Is there some way of telling when a change in hardware has been found in linux besides repeatedly polling for all the hardware and checking for changes? For instance, I wrote a script to mount my ...
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WD My Passport read error

I cannot access my WD passport. It keeps bleeping and the white light continually flashes. The PC immediately reports that E drive cannot be accessed due to I/O error. I have tried all the basic ...
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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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Wake on lan fails when a specific usb device (seagate freeagent go) is plugged in

I have a bit of a conundrum on my hands. I've successfully setup wake on lan on my computer, however, I've run into an issue that prevents the computer from waking on lan. I have multiple external ...
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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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Data Recovery: Override kernel / usb-storage / sg idea of disk geometry

I have two Western Digital Caviar 68AA (6,8GB) drives pulled from an old server, one of them spun up and worked fine, and I retrieved the data using a USB-IDE converter. The other drive did not spin, ...
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Can I repair a physically broken USB drive?

My friend just wrote to me, all in panic, that he had broken his USB with his math homework for tomorrow. (Yes, no other backups, just that.) It looks like this now: Is there any way that I could ...
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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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USB 3.0 hard drive in usb 3 port only recognized as usb 2

Today, I bought a Sabrent CP-4PTU USB 3.0 PCI Express Controller. I installed the latest software from the website, and after a reboot, I plugged in a USB 3.0 hard drive into the controller, and the ...
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Pen-drive / USB-Drive not working after installing ubuntu in it

I put in ubuntu in pendrive and made pendrive bootable by unetbootin. Now the pendrive doesn't work anymore due to that, it is not opening, when I put in windows OS, it doesn't show its total space ...
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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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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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Can I sync contents of external harddisk with Megasync?

I just added a new sync and the local folder is located on a USB external hard disk. What will happen when I disconnect the hard disk from the computer? Will Mega keep the files in the cloud?
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Debian - Problems Unmounting External Hard Drives

I recently installed Debian Testing on a new laptop and I just noticed that I am having some issues with unmounting external hard drives. I am using Mate Desktop 1.8.1. With the 1st drive, if I right ...
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Can I connect external USB storage to Wi-Fi repeater

My home network router does not support connecting external USB storage. I must use it (it's used for phone and cables, as well), but I'd really like to have shared storage. In general, I ...
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Eject USB storage on Windows 8.1: 2 different brand drives appear as sub-options under same option

I have a HGST Touro 500Gb USB3 drive and a Samsung 1Tb USB3 drive attached to my Windows 8.1 Pro machine and a few other drives as well. When I go to safely disconnect one of these drives, in the ...
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Sharing MTP media on Windows LAN?

I've read a few articles and gather that Android MTP devices (Kitkat tablet without separate SD card) technically is incapable of working in USB Mass Storage Mode at a firmware/OS level (wrong ...
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Does a router USB port means it supports NAS?

My ISP will be sending me a SmartRG SR505n modem/router and I see from the specs that it has a USB 2.0 port. Does this mean that it supports adding a NAS (my extrenal HDD for example?). I checked the ...
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Removing Junk Software/Partition That Comes On USB Stick

Okay so I bought a EMTEC 8GB thumb drive today to load a LIVE bodhi(ubuntu) on in order to repair my system. Right now, I am currently booted on a debian live CD (Elive) I'm trying to install Bodhi ...
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Folder on new HDD keeps getting corrupted

I have a Sans Digital JBOD TR4U+B HDD enclosure, I've had 2x 3TB HDD's running in it for a year with no problems. I recently added a 4TB HDD to it and I put some folders on it. I'm running Windows 8. ...
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hd0 out of disk, grub rescue> when botting up off a USB drive ONLY with HP EliteBook

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on a bootable USB drive. It works well with 2 laptops (meaning, laptops boot successfully off the USB drive). However, when I connect the USB drive to a HP EliteBook ...
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How to properly use USB sticks on Linux and Windows machines?

I've been a Linux user for about a year (Fedora 20) and have had a persistent problem with USB sticks (USB from now on for short) since then. I use my USB in both Linux and Windows machines, and my ...
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Win7 x64 large copy File creation error - The semaphore timeout period has expired

I have spent all day trying to copy a 680GB file from an NTFS USB3.0 drive (Disk #2 below) to an NTFS USB2.0 drive (Disk #3 below) with plenty of free, unfragmented space. I have tried it in both ...
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Access storage attached to a PLC via internet

In the company I work for, there is a PLC which logs events to a generic USB flash disk connected to it. The company which provided and programmed the PLC has closed - so there is no support. Every ...
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Linux kernel doesn't load removable device with system on it

I'm having issue with booting into my Fedora 19. First of all I have to mention that I "extracted" that system from virtual disk (simply DD the content of root and boot partition on physical disk), so ...
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Newly installed kernel, “unable to mount” USB device

So I recently built and installed a custom Linux Kernel from the v3.8.8 source code. I had to reinstall the wifi driver and got that working but when I plug in my DiskGo Edge external hard drive I get ...
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USB drive data transfer control?

I want to allow only authorized USB drives to transfer data from my computers. How can this be achieved? My computers have win 8/win 7 installed.
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Ubuntu unable to detect external USB hard drive

I tried mounting external usb hard drive.But it does'nt detect. Here is dmesg log: [ 3025.963395] usb 2-1.2: USB disconnect, address 3 [ 3194.935661] usb 2-1.2: new high speed USB device using ...