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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Need a WIFI device to emulate USB storage [duplicate]

I have a TV satellite receiver that has a USB port to connect an external HDD to it. In another room, I've got an ESXi server with plenty storage in RAID and stuff. I want to have the TV receiver ...
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Mount USB Device in Debian

I'm using a Siduction (a Debian derivative) on a Lenovo x230 laptop which has a built-in SD drive, and I'm trying to mount it to get some pictures of off an SD card. I've also tried connecting the ...
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control mount order of partitions on a USB disk in linux

I have a backup external hard drive in a USB box that is identical to my laptop's boot drive so that I can swap it in if my boot drive fails. When it's connected to the system for normal use (e.g., ...
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Copy files/using apps on HD with no drive letter?

My phone path is Computer\Model-Number\Phone. I wanted to use a util like windirstat on it but it doesn't recognize the path since it doesn't have a drive letter (I assume). I tried copying all my ...
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External HDD unrecognized [duplicate]

I have an external IDE harddrive. I plug the USB to the PC, switch on the power and I hear that the HDD is working(no scratch, no shar noise, just a smooth hdd is what I hear). My problem is, that the ...
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Restoring 1 GB to original 4 GB

I tried installing some Chrome OS on my 4 GB flashdrive and it got formatted and whatnot. Now I formatted it once more with Windows and it is now 1 GB and no longer 4 GB. I read somewhere that I ...
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How to disable execution of shell scripts and executables on USB device?

We have a industrial system(running on linux) with a USB port. We have the USB port only for copying certain data. Other than this we don't want the USB drive to contain any other executables or ...
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How to set an external hard drive to not be bootable?

When I connect my external hard drive to my PC, it tries to boot from it but is unable to do so because there is no OS installed. And rightly so, I only want to use it for dumb storage. How can I set ...
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Bitlocker To Go drive is mounted as Read Only after it's unlocked

A while back I encrypted an external USB drive (NTFS) with Bitlocker To Go on my Windows 7 PC. Now, when I connect the drive to my Windows 8 PC, I enter the Bitlocker password for the drive when ...
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USB Flash drive or USB SSD Drive to use Linux from USB? [closed]

I'm looking for an USB drive which I will use to store my Linux o.s. and run it from there. I have both laptop and PC with a lot of RAM (8/12 GB), so because I don't want to keep those 2 systems ...
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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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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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How to estimate download/enumeration times in large USB trees?

I'm doing a system design in which many flash-memory devices are connected into a USB tree of hubs, and I need to estimate how long it will take for them all to do a download ... which is complicated ...
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Which external USB drives work with Windows 8 Storage Spaces?

First, a bit of background: Microsoft brags about how the new Windows 8 Storage Spaces support any interface (including USB) for attaching drives to add to a Storage Pool: ...
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My USB flash drive cannot be read, the OS asks me if I'm to format it now

I'm using a Sandisk 4 GB flash drive on a Windows XP machine and just found it cannot be read anymore. The OS keeps telling me the disk cannot be read and if I'm to reformat it now. I have ...
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Do I need to install “WD Apps Setup.exe”?

I just bought a My Passport 2TB Western Digital USB 3.0 portable hard drive [link], do I need to install "WD Apps Setup.exe"? MORE: From checking Device Manager, my system does not appear to be USB ...
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How to identify USB-sticks that will appear as non-removable before buying?

For a home lab project, I'm going to install Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 on a USB-stick. The process is described in this guide (for Hyper-V Server 2008 R2, but also works for 2012): Deploying ...
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rsync … blocked for more than 120 seconds

I'm running an rsync between two external USB 2TB drives to make a copy on a CentOS 5.9 server. It appears to have stalled, and it hangs when I cd to the source drive in the copy, while the ...
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How to fix MBR of external hard disk? [duplicate]

I have 320Gb WD hard disk and recently I got some folders corrupted and I tried to use tool called HDD re generator to fix the hard disk and while it repairing it was interrupted now hard disk won't ...
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What is the difference between “drive letter” and “volume label”

I am under the impression that "volume label" is available on linux, too whereas "drive letter" is windows specific. Where can I read that up?
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VirtualBox USB 3.0 Storage Settings

I'm taking a college course where we are using VMs to safely work with the Linux kernel, and as such, we've been told that it would be useful to have our VM stored on a flash drive (if we want to work ...
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Windows 7 BSoD + Restart when plugging and unplugging flash drive

I have a Gumstix Overo Fire COM that I have loaded with a basic linux kernel and mass storage drivers. The device is then connected to a host machine, to which it appears as a common USB storage ...
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Method of Checking Integrity of Data and Managing Data Reliably

II have important data that I would like to store offline with occasional addition. But, when data is stored offline, there is a possibility that the data may become corrupt and I may not even know ...
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Turning off unused hard drives

I have a PC running Ubuntu 12.10 server as my custom home server. There are a number of hard drives connected to it via USB. The server runs 24-7 and I was wondering if there is any way or any ...
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When I connect 4 USB drives to my PC at the same time, does each slot have 480 Mbit/s?

When I connect 4 USB drives to the 4 available slots on a PC at the same time, does each slot have theoretical 480 Mbit/s or will it be quartered and every port will only have 120 Mbit/s? Does this ...
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Freecom portable drive is not working with longer cable

I got a FREECOM 2.5" Mobile Drive XXS 500 gb portable hdd, but on my laptop which stands on a laptop cooler it's coming unhandy for me to plug-it in, because the cooler it's too tall, so my hdd has to ...
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Connecting a Hard Drive, Laptop-desktop What's the Difference [closed]

I was just wondering what's the difference when connecting a desktop and laptop hard drive to a computer, as I know from attempts, you connect them both internally no problem but if you were to use a ...
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USB drive has no errors, but Windows 7 won't recognize it. How do I fix it?

I have an external USB drive that was working just fine, and then the internal SATA drive on my PC crashed. After replacing the internal drive, upgrading the processor, and reinstalling Windows 7, I ...
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Transmission: permission denied on USB disk

I have Raspberry Pi running RaspBMC with a WD MyBook connected using USB. The drive is automatically mounted to /media/My Book. I have created a folder /media/My Book/downloads and I have set ...
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Which direction should I transfer my files? USB 2.0 to 3.0 or vise-versa?

I have a USB 2.0 enclosure and a USB 3.0 enclosure. I want to transfer large files from one to the other very often. Should I put the source drive in the 3.0, or the 2.0? Theoretically, IF each ...
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Recovering data from a broken memory stick

I have a memory stick that isn't being recognized by multiple computers and the light which usually comes on doesn't anymore so I assume it is broken. The problem is that there is some important data ...
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How do I prevent Windows from randomly spinning up a (green) USB harddrive?

Even if the powersaving feature of Windows is set to never shut down my harddrive, my external USB harddrives will still spin themselves down automatically after some period of inactivity. The problem ...
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RAIDing flash drives

The other day I had what I thought was a great idea - I could buy up a bunch of cheap USB 2.0 drives and fill up the spaces in my 7-port USB hub for a super-fast RAID device! But in the light of day ...
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How can I repair my USB drive?

USB drive is in read only state and I can't repair it. First of all I tried erase it using dd: root@yurko-laptop:/home/yurko-laptop# ls -l /dev/disk/by-id | grep usb lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 Дек 18 ...
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Can I connect SATA harddrive to my laptop through USB port

I have 160 GB SATA harddrive in my PC, but my PC is not working. I want to copy my SATA hard drive data to my laptop. Is it possible to connect my pc hard drive to a laptop via USB?
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How can I pin point a USB file transfer bottleneck in Unix?

I'm experiencing very slow data transfer speeds over USB 2.0 on my nix box and was wondering how I can pin-point the cause of the problem. I've looked into iotop and top but the cpu and mem figures ...
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How can I solve my USB port malfunction in my HP DV6 Laptop?

I have currently 4 USB ports in my HP DV6 1337tx Laptop. Everything was fine until before someday when I saw my pendrive is being detected and within 3-4 seconds it is being undetected again. That ...
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USB flash drive unreadable after a few minutes on Windows 8

I recently got a new computer with Windows 8. I a have a number of large backup files I am moving from my old PC to my new one. I was able to successfully copy the files to a couple 16 GB flash ...
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Mistakenly overwritten USB HDD with linux dd command

So I created a linux live cd with the dd command. On the wrong usb drive. My 1TB drive now has a 500MB live usb installation on it. I have ~500GB of files that I'd quite like back. Is there any hope ...
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How do you write a bootloader to the MBR?

I was trying to write a bootloader in the assembly language to a USB drive, to test it on another computer. The bootloader (should) work with intel processors. The computer I'm testing it on (windows ...
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USB Harddisk not working on dual boot windows7/8

Yesterday I installed Windows 8 on a machine that already had Windows 7. They are on dual boot and both systems work fine. The problem is that inserting a USB hard disk in either system does nothing. ...
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Speed constraints of encrypted USB drives - Where are the bottlenecks?

I would like to keep my 1.5TB USB 2.0 external drive that I use for backups encrypted. I'm using TrueCrypt and have created a fully encrypted volume. This took 18 hours. My question is: Does ...
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Can I change the password of Backtrack running on a Live USB?

I am planning to run backtrack in Live USB mode with persistent memory, can I change the password of root, because my friends will certainly mess up with the files if it has default root/toot ...
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Best usb storage for my router, Asus RT-AC66U? [closed]

I have the ASUS RT-AC66U and I want to add a USB storage to it. It has 2x USB, and Im already using one for my printer. So the last one I want to use to attach a USB storage, and I've read some ...
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File security of books/papers on a eReader [closed]

In context with IT security it is suggested to encrypt data on portable devices like USB-sticks, so if they get lost the confidential data does remain secret. But what if they confidential material is ...
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USB mass storage device split to 2 devices

When I connect an Hitachi Deskstar 7K4000 4TB hard drive in a Fantec DB-ALUE2e external SATA enclosure to a Lenovo T400 laptop using the USB 2.0 port, the hard drive gets split to 2 devices: [ ...
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How can I mount an EXT4 USB drive on Windows 8?

I have a USB drive formatted as EXT4. How can I mount it in Windows 8? Ideas on other workarounds are appreciated as well!
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How can I remove all drivers and other files related to a USB Mass Storage device?

I have a flash drive here that does not work on one OS on computer - let's call it the desktop Windows 7. It works fine on another computer - laptop Windows 7. It also works fine on Windows 8 on the ...
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Format USB flash drive as readonly [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Make a USB drive read only Can you make a flashdrive read-only? Is there any way to format a USB partition as readonly? Obviously any operating system could re-format ...
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external HDD encryption with limited user rights on computer

I want to buy a new external hard drive to have work project files handy on the go. Unfortunately the IT department has realised that security of external drives is an issue but they have not provided ...