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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how to boot from a system that was cloned from usb HDD? [on hold]

i cloned my 100mb partition and c partition into an usb HDD when i boot from my usb HDD it logs into the original system
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simple udev rule not recognizing my drive by uuid

I am having difficulties having udev recognize a drive by uuid. I'll outline the problem with a simpler version of my problem. If I try this simple rule (in /etc/udev/rules.d/50-backupdrive.rules): ...
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Unable to format a Pendrive (UDF)-TrusCont Protected

I received a Pendrive from my coaching classes loaded with notes and videos. The content in the Pendrive is protected and now the content has expired. I am unable to view the content any more and it's ...
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USB flash drives or SD cards with S.M.A.R.T

Do any mainstream manufacturers incorporate Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T.) into their USB flash drives (aka "USB sticks") or SD cards? If not, why not? It can't be ...
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Detecting new USB devices with bash?

I'm writing a bash script that needs to detect when a usb storage device is inserted and assign it to a variable that would otherwise, typically look something like: usb=/dev/sdb. I have a few ...
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Windows XP - disabling USB storage…for some

I'm looking for advice concerning my current plan of action. The problem: A number of critical and sensitive computers run XP still, and I would like to disable USB storage on them such that admins ...
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USB3 to SATA adapter performance?

Does anyone know how well one of these adapters performs? I want to connect a SATA SSD through a USB3 port but I'm afraid that an adapter will reduce the performance significantly... Also is there a ...
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How to copy playlists to usb mass storage device with playlist enumeration?

I need to copy music via Winamp or Itunes to my usb device. I have my playlists in both winamp and itunes (primarily itunes), and I need to copy via file enumeration in playlist order. Winamp ...
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External Hard Disk or USB stick , keeps data of previously connected PCs?

Do External Hard Disks or USB sticks keeps in some table or so, the data to which computer they were connected? Is it possible from the external HDD or USB stick, retrieve the info (name or ...
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How to make a virtual USB drive?

I have a device which run on Linux and time to time i have to 'feed' it with data on USB. The data is around 20gb and every time need to feed different data. It takes nearly an hour to copy 20gb to ...
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What is the maximum USB capacity that can be used with car stereo? [closed]

What is the maximum USB cap that can be used in a car stereo that is formated with FAT32? Is there any such limitation in terms of a size that can be used? e.g. 32GB, 64GB...
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USB flash stick attaches but mount fails

When I plug-in my 16GB Alcor Micro Corp. Flash Drive into my openSUSE 13.2 (Linux 3.16.7-35-desktop x86_64 GNU/Linux) system, I get the following from journalctl -f: kernel: scsi 25:0:0:0: ...
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OSX (El Capitan) seems to break USB HDD's

Ive been reshuffling my backups and it seems I've broken two disks so far that mac doesn't even recognize them anymore. Today I started to move stuff from my 750 GB HDD to another HDD and the moving ...
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Why are USB flash drives slower than SATA SSD's?

As a broad generalization current generation SSD's have write performance of around 500MB/s. Premium USB flash drives have write performance of circa 170MB/s, looking at Kingston Predator and Patriot ...
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how do i sync files to an external drive in windows 10?

okay, so I have a USB HDD that I use with my TV as a media drive, and I want to know if there is a way to; when I plug it into my laptop, automatically sync a specific folder on the pc to a specific ...
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Faulty external USB3 enclosure (or is it the cable?)

I have an Orico Toolfree external USB3 2.5" enclosure. Basically toolfree means there are no screws, you just slide the cover open. It is quite convenient. And fairly new. However, once every day ...
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External drive does not spin down when unplugged

I have a Captiva USB3-SATA bridge, which contains an asmedia ASM1053 chip. It spins down when it is plugged into the server after 10 minutes idle time, but it spins indefinitely when the server is not ...
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Has anyone successfully used the new usbstor MaximumTransferLength parameter?

Some time ago, Microsoft added support for specifying the maximum transfer size to the usbstor driver (see KB2581464 at https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2581464). I have been unable to actually ...
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Disabling USB storage devices on OS X El Capitan (10.11)

How can I disable USB Ports (storage devices only) on OS X El Capitan (10.11), without using profile manager? I already tried to use the kextunload command (sudo kextunload ...
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USB 3.0 port transfer speed on HP Laptop not exceeding 40 MBPS

I tested the internal HDD with CrystalDiskMark and was able to get 109 MBPS both on sequential read and write tests. Then, when I tested my 1 TB WD My Passport USB 3.0 External HDD with ...
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Launch Windows program when external drive connected

In Windows 10, is there any way to launch an existing program (EXE) when a specific USB external disk is connected? The EXE need not be on the external disk but will need to access files on it.
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Data recovery on flash drive showing incorrect size

I have a Kingston 32gb USB 3.0 flash drive that I need to recover data from. The problem is that the drive is now showing as 32.5kb of raw storage in Ubuntu (using gparted) and Windows is not ...
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Is my USB dead or just really hard to get into?

Using my sandisk cruzer glide (8GB), I was putting windows 7 onto the usb to install onto another PC. When halfway through, it said "This drive is read-only". I got confused, but then I went to ...
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Is there a way to make a USB drive to work like internal storage?

So I have this USB thumb drive of 16GB, which when inserted into my laptop gets assigned a drive letter (eg. E:/ or F:/), whereas when I connect my smartphone to my laptop usb, it just shows internal ...
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USB Drive Partition: Assign Letters, 2nd Recognize by DOS

Okay so first let me explain then list my Objective. I didn't like Windows 10 or 8.1, my Laptop can go and went as far as Windows 7. What I am trying to create is a Boot-able USB that can storage (My ...
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Manual GRUB installation on USB: Filesystem is unknown

I'm trying to manually install GRUB on my USB pendrive. I do the following steps: I check whether the partition table is correct: sudo fdisk -l I get the following output: ... Disk /dev/sdb: 2 ...
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flash-drive is not getting detected in windows 7 ,earlier versions than windows 7 and Ubuntu

I have 16GB Transcend pen drive. Recently I formatted that flash-drive at my Windows 8.0 computer. pen-drive is perfectly working with Windows 8.0 computers and Windows 8.1 computers . But Once I ...
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Windows 10 USB Drive Not Sleep Stays On, i.e the Red Data Light and Stays Spooled Up

I have a Masscool brand USB drive, affectionately called the 8-track, that I swap 4TB HDDs periodically for overnight daily backups. Power options are set to power off HDDs after 10 minutes. The task ...
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How many times have I written to my USB drive?

It is possible to determine how many times I've written to my USB 2.0 thumb drive? Are there any third party tools I could use to determine this?
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USB flash drive not functioning after interrupted file transfer

I have a 16GB Toshiba USB flash drive that stopped functioning correctly after an interrupted file transfer (took it out while it was transferring files on a Windows machine). Windows recognizes the ...
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Volume label on 2TB Seagate Backup Plus Slim external hard drive does not appear in Windows Explorer (but is visible in Disk Management)

I've been experiencing some weird things with my Seagate drives. I think this happened when I tried to "vaccinate" the drives with Panda Free Anti-Virus. My WD 2TB and my internal hard drives worked ...
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USB mass-storage corrupt on portable Linux device – fixing it using Windows CHKDSK?

Due to some circumstances I forcefully shut down my Kindle DX (in fact, a Linux machine), holding the power switch for 15 seconds. I believe no processing or obvious file transfers were in progress ...
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Usb ports to be closed to prevent infected storages from infect my network

I have 6 pcs connected together with maping network some users use infected mass storage and if one pc get infection all others will be so How can i close usb ports in Windows xp and seven to prevent ...
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USB drive is not found in devices and in disk utility [duplicate]

I have a transcend USB drive. I copied data and unmounted USB. But after removing it, it was not found again in my Mac as well as in windows. In windows, it shows "No Media". Any idea how to repair ...
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Is it possible to emulate a flash drive via a USB “A to A” Cable?

I have a modified Nintendo Wii that can run backup game files (via external media, IE; flash drive, sd card, external HD) and an always on PC that sits right beside it with tons of storage. I'd like ...
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Have a mounted or unmounted VHD drive detect/ appear as a USB drive?

There are certain programs / apps that only use or detect USB drives to act on them / deploy stuff on them. I'd rather use a VHD drive right now for this as I don't have and wish to get the ...
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USB drive for FreeDOS boot in industrial application - will all drive types work?

I have a small form-factor Intel Atom-based PC to replace a PC in an industrial panel. I have it running the original application on FreeDOS, booting and running from a USB memory stick, and all is ...
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Can an internal SSD be used as a removable storage device?

I have a Sandisk SSD drive that I bought for about $70 but decided to not install it in my PC. So I guess my question is, can I use it essentially as a thumb drive?
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Forwarding host OS USB drives to guest as hard drive in Oracle VirtualBox

I have DOS 6.22 running in Oracle VirtualBox. Now to the question; is it possible to forward USB drives on the host OS to the guest OS (DOS) as a hard drive? So instead of using a disk image, you ...
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How to calculate Over-Provisioning on an SSD - Which Method do you use?

QUESTION SUMMARY: Is overprovisioning based on a percentage of the original user accessible physical space availble (METHOD #1) OR is it based on unallocated space divided by allocated space ...
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Dual simultaneous USB flash drive between a PC and an embedded system?

I couldn’t decide which site to post this on, but figured this was the best fit. I’m trying to set up a testing environment for an embedded system running ChibiOS. This embedded system expects a USB ...
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What are “chkdisk” options for Windows 7?

Such as -f and other options. Back story for the curios: While using my my USB harddrive (NTFS) on Linux it gave me a warning that I should scan this disk drive under Windows and make sure it ...
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Cannot reconnect USB disk after exceeding power

Due to a slightly defect cable Windows sometimes gives me a warning that the device is taking too much power (pop up in notification tray). It then gets disconected. Unfortunately, I cannot safely ...
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Banana Pi as mass storage device

Is it possible to let a Banana Pi act as USB Slave so others can access to it as if it would be a mass storage device (like a USB flash drive)? The idea behind that is that I have a TV which only ...
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USB media that can be safely unplugged while being written to

I did several tests with unplugging USB media while they are being written to. Host system is Linux Mint 17.1 on a Laptop with USB 2.0. For USB hard disks, it appears that after calling 'sync', data ...
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How can I give more power to usb devices connected to my laptop?

I am getting a USB audio interface with mic preamplifier and I am worried if my laptop will be enough to power it (or if it won't get damaged by by the device).Is there a thing I could connect between ...
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How to share an encrypted storage on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux in a secure way

I got a 2 TB drive that I have to use with both Windows 8.1 / Windows 10 and Yosemite to OS X / OS X El Capitan and maybe even on Linux. I need to encrypt the volume. Or rather, I want to create two ...
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How Can I Make Two (Or More) Usb Ports Act LIke One? [closed]

From what I understand, usb 3.0 storage devices have a higher data transfer rate (though it also depends on other factors), and that they're backwards-compatible with usb 2.0. However, when used in a ...
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Windows does not allow lower case letterns in drive names [duplicate]

I have been facing this weired problem for some time. When I try to rename a removable disk, if there is any lowercase letters, windows will convert them to upper case. My attemp in vain: Why is ...
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recover invisible folders caused by mac osx disk eject

I have 2TB Adata USB 3.0 hdd. I connected it to mac book pro and due to wire issue the hdd got disconnected. After the incident the hdd's ntfs partition shows space full but not showing all folders. ...