USB stands for Universal Serial Bus and is a general and universal interface standard for connecting computers and electronic devices.

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Viability of using a USB drive as an extra disk

I'm mainly talking about the speed here. I have a 120GB SSD installed in my laptop and I'm loving it. However, 120GB is really size prohibitive. My other slot is filled with a 1TB HDD so it's not an ...
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Install windows on external disk

I have a laptop (Zenbook UX32LN) with ElementaryOS system on it. I want to install Windows 8.1 on external usb HDD for gaming purposes - is it possible without interference in my linux installation? ...
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My USB mouse is not being recognized

I'm having a problem similar to this guy's (Why is my USB mouse disconnecting and reconnecting randomly and often?) My mouse was working perfectly until yesterday, and now everytime I try to use it, ...
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How to limit the USB bandwidth a device can allocate on Linux

How do you put an cap on the amount of bandwidth a USB device can allocate on Linux? I have a couple of cheap USB webcams that I'm trying to running simeltaneously. Running v4l2-ctl ...
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Mount only specific USB stick

I am trying to configure a Linux (Ubuntu 14.10) so that it will only mount a specific USB stick from one specific USB port. Can someone point me into the right direction on how to do this? Thanks
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Linux bootup only with USB dongle

I am currently trying to figure out if there is a way to make Linux only boot if a specific USB dongle is present in one of the USB ports. I tried to find a solution on the internet but couldn't find ...
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USB flash drive not recognized, but only on one computer - flash drive recognized by other computers and computer recognizes other flash drives [duplicate]

This question is similar to USB flash drive cannot be read only on a specific computer, but I did not do anything (that I know of) to trigger the change. My Cruzer 4GB USB flash drive worked for a ...
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How do I speed up external USB-SATA drive access?

I am able to pull the drive from an older laptop, and connect it with a USB adapter to my current laptop, but loading is slow. This also occurs when I boot with Windows 10, and try to access files on ...
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How to find link between /dev/video and lsusb output

Linux exposes camera interfaces at /dev/video* but that interface doesn't describe the make/model of the camera. Meanwhile, lsusb reports the make/model of all USB devices, including the cameras, but ...
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How to identify USB webcam by serial number from the Linux command line [duplicate]

How do you get a USB webcam’s serial number from the Linux command line? I have multiple USB webcams connected to an Ubuntu machine. They all show up as /dev/video0, /dev/video1, /dev/video2, etc, ...
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Trying to find the UUID of a USB flash drive using diskutil vs system_profiler

I am trying to get the Volume UUID of a USB flash drive using the command line on a Mac. I tried using: system_profiler SPUSBDataType And I get the Volume UUID of two out of the three USB flash ...
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Booting Win7 64bit from USB 3.0 thumb drive - is it possible to use the 3.0 speeds?

As it sits it takes 4-6 minutes to load a web page using my USB 2.0 slot. My Thumb Drive(PSF32GTAB3USB) is 3.0 and I have a port on my laptop (N53SV) that's also USB 3.0. However, if I try booting ...
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Windows 8.1 Tablet settings preventing a USB boot device?

I'm trying to get a device to boot to a Clonezilla bootable USB, but I've tried different software and none of them are allowing a Boot to anything but the primary HDD of the tablet. Here is what I'm ...
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Connection a Usb 2.0 driver to a usb 2.0 port using a 3.0 extension cable

I have a usb 2.0 Audio driver for my headphone and a usb 2.0 mouse, and i have 2 usb 2.0 ports and 2 usb 3.0 ports., I wanted to buy a usb extension for both of them because i need the extra length, I ...
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Hard drive (SATA) making trouble when connecting via USB

I have a hard drive from Western Digital (model: WD2500BEVS-75UST0) that is running without visible problems inside my laptop connected with SATA. However, once I connect it with an external case that ...
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Use internet from the router in an android tablet?

My fried has an android tablet with an option in "Wireless&Networks" for "Ethernet", he would like to connect the tab to the router to use internet in the tab, because the router doesn't have ...
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How to disable windows auto driver install

I plugged in my BarMouse Slim ergonomic roller mouse (I have been unable to find a live manufacturer site but believe they were produced for a Swedish company) into a machine with Windows 8.1 Pro ...
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USB 3.0 Ethernet Gigabit Adapter Showing Slow Network Speeds

I have an NIC card that was working perfectly fine using Windows 7 and I was getting 50-60Mbps on speedtest.net. I upgraded to 8.1 and for some reason I keep getting an error: This device cannot find ...
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how to upgrade pc from usb 1.1 to usb 3.0

Is this possible? There is a good chance I do not have USB 2.0 This is a HPXW8400 Workstation Do I just install a PCIE usb 3.0 card - and download drivers?
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USB Flash Drive on vmware workstation 10 doesn't appear in removable devices list

As stated in the question, when I connect my USB flash storage devices, the removable devices list won't even show the device in the list. While it does show other USB devices like the USB internet ...
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Does my PC have USB 2.0 or 1.0?

I would post an image from my device manager, but I need more rep points. The things it says under USB are - Generic USB Hub USB Mass Storage Device USB Root Hub Intel chipset USB Universal Host ...
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Occasional failure of USB device

Laptop is a ThinkPad T520, desktop is a ThinkCentre M series. Both use C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller. The failing device uses a Silicon Labs C8051F342 chip. I am testing a ...
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Adware has changed File Extensions for MemTest86+

First of all, I have checked the " Adware changed file type of extensionless file " question, but the best answer was not able to fix my problem. My problem is that, some of the files used in the ...
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USB Plug & Play Icon shows Ghost Plug Ins?

I have a desktop running WIN XP Pro that after bootup, the plug & play icon shows all five USB ports are active and there are no devices plugged into them. How can I stop this so the icon displays ...
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Will cutting the ground cable of my desktop's front panel USB conector fix heaphone noise w/o adverse effect?

The headphone port (3.55mm jack) in my desktop's front panel produces static noise when the USB 2.0 port next to it is connected to the motherboard. According to this answer, you can solve this by ...
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Laptop only boots from USB

I'm using a samsung 9 series laptop with windows 8.1 and was trying to run the Gparted ISO from USB on it. In order to change the boot settings I was trying to get into the BIOS, but for some reason ...
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how to see NeuG/Fraucheky True Random Number Generator?

I recently purchased an FST-01 from the Free Software Foundation with NeuG and Fraucheky pre-installed: http://shop.fsf.org/product/usb/ I am running Debian Jessie and even when I plugged it in, the ...
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Why did front usb port not connecting to internet

My D-Link usb modem is not connecting to internet with front usb port. But it is working with the ports from rear side of the pc. And this front usb ports are perfect with pendrives and usb mouse. I ...
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How to install Windows 8.1 on MacBook Pro from USB?

I'm on a 2011 MacBook Pro trying to install Windows 8.1 from a USB. I tried creating bootable FAT32 and NTFS USBs from my Windows ISO with Rufus, but still I don't see anything in Startup Disk in ...
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Does plugging in a non-storage device to a usb 2.0 or 3.0 port make any difference? [closed]

I know storage device will benefit from faster transfer rates but what about when i plug in a usb keyboard or mouse? what's the difference?
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USB device prevents system POST

I've experienced this with multiple machines and multiple pieces of hardware. The system never beeps, there's no screen display from the POST. Sometimes removing the offending device lets the system ...
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Linux command to identify the USB connected to a server

Imagine you have two identical USB-stick connected to your server. You are connected with ssh. When you type lsusb you can see the two USB drives. My question is: If you want mount this stick "Bus ...
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Intermittent game controller .

I use a Logitech Extreme 3D Pro joystick (wired USB) to play TrackMania and recently bought two new ones (for two locations) but since connecting them I have noticed that when using button 0 (main ...
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Archer T4U adapter cannot Enable

I cannot enable my Archer T4U USB Adapter in my control panel. It will go to enabling then say its enabled, after that I can't even use it, it just say's its disabled. However, when I go into the ...
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UEFI not recognizing USB 3.0 drive

I would like to run Windows To Go on an external USB 3.0 drive and whenever it is plugged into my laptop, Windows should run instead of Ubuntu 14.04. I successfully installed and configured Windows ...
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Unable to mount corrupted (?) ext4 filesystem on usb hard drive (Ubuntu 14.04)

I have a 1 TB external USB hard drive from which I deleted the original NTFS partition and created an ext4 partition through gparted. I then started copying a 500 GB file onto the new partition, but ...
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usb memory won't mount (not manually either) and is not in fdisk. Why?

Please forgive yet another "I can't mount a USB drive", but the output doesn't match what previous threads seem to assume. the device: USB mp3-player of the simplest type. Just a USB stick with ...
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USB Dualshock 3 controller on Windows 8.1 (Code 43)

I have a Sony Dualshock 3 controller that I used to use a lot on Windows 7. Windows 8.1 seems to be having some trouble with it. I get 'error code 43.' I use the driver by Scarlet.Crush: ...
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Connect a computer to the same printer via a direct USB connection and a network connection simultaneously?

Can I connect a computer to the same printer via a direct USB connection and a network connection simultaneously? The idea behind is that while I work from home and am connected to my work via VPN, I ...
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Need clarification on what IDE hard drive size—2.5 inch versus 3.5 inch—actually means

I have some older IDE (parallel ATA) hard drives I want to check for files before tossing them out. I have found SATA/IDE to USB Adapters to use, but they specify 2.5" and 3.5" hard drive connections. ...
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Computer always restarts itself after plugging in Xbox 360 controller

I purchased a used Xbox 360 wired controller today to use with my PC. I decided to test it out on a NES emulator first. I started my PC up, clicked the program and watched it work fine. I plugged in ...
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Iomega Prestige 1TB portable USB 2.0 hard drive keeps getting randomly disconnected in Windows 8

I have an Iomega Prestige 1TB USB 2.0 portable hard drive with its own external power source that worked fine for several years on my old 2003 Dell desktop running Windows XP. I bought a new Dell ...
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udev rule to rename usb network interface don't work on startup

I have an embedded system that has a smsc9512 (USB 2 port hub with Ethernet converter) running a distribution generated with poky and kernel 3.0.20. I need to have a fixed name for the interface and ...
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How to encrypt all—or part—of a USB hard drive that can be accessed by both Linux and Mac OS X?

I bought a new USB Hard Drive that I want to use as a back up for my Linux (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS at the moment) and my Mac Mini (running Mac OS X 10.9). I can do this perfectly at the moment, but I want ...
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Static headset USB connection

%Windows 7, X99-Deluxe, Corsair H1500 I replaced a headset who had static issues (along with bad cables that broke for a 2nd time) and replaced it with a H1500 corsair headset. The sound was REALLY ...
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USB Microphone does not work well on Windows 8/8.1

Environment: Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Microphone: Audio Technica AT2005USB Bose headset microphone Issue: Recording volume very low, even at maximum gain. Google Search: Microsoft Post Like the user in ...
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Win7 set my FAT32 USB key as read-only; can't format it

Today, I backed up some stuff from a Win7 before migrating to Ubuntu. In the middle of copying the files on my FAT32 USB key, Windows set the key as read-only. Now, I need to format the key to put a ...
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Mint not recognizing my USB Lexmark printer

I have a Lexmark X1250 printer, which I'm trying to get working on my box, which is running Linux Mint 17 Qiana itself. Some info: # uname -a Linux grid 3.13.0-24-generic #47-Ubuntu SMP Fri May 2 ...
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booting Fedora from USB taking forever

I am trying to install Fedora 21 workstation from a .iso usb drive and it is taking forever. It allows me to select the live workstation, and then the white diagonal fill line goes up until it is ...
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pen drive not showing full capacity

I'm trying to reformatted in Windows 7 by right clicking on the drive and selecting Format.... But the capacity only shows 144MB. Is there something I can do to get the original size back? Maybe it ...