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

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Would data transfer between USB3 drives connected to a USB3 hub be faster even if the host computer is only USB2

I know transfer to the computer will be slower but but how about just moving the data between two drives when on the same 3.0 hub? I would like to know for the hopeful speed increase on transferring ...
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Sharing multiple peripherals between two PC's (desktop & laptop, both running XP Pro) [duplicate]

Have two older PC's (laptop and desktop, both Dells, both running XP Pro) and various peripherals, none of which I plan to replace in the near future. The two machines currently share an older HP ...
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external USB hard drive will only format to 41 gigs although it used to format to 700 gigs/Windows 7

I have an external hard drive, attached to a USB port, that used to format to about 700 gigs. I use Acronis to make nightly backups of my C: drive, my system drive. Suddenly my log file showed that ...
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Connect Mobile phone/ GSM modem to a VPS or hosting dedicated server

I have a Nokia E71 phone that I am using for as a GSM modem to send out SMS (text message) through the web application I wrote. Everything is working fine on my local machine and now I am looking to ...
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Create Bootable .iso with Windows 7 [duplicate]

I had a .iso with the installation to Windows 7. I unzipped it and stored the files in a folder on my computer. I use these files, copied onto a USB, to install Windows on my devices. However, now I ...
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Bluetooth On/Off toggle not showing in Windows 8.1 PC Settings

I have recently purchased a cheap Bluetooth USB dongle from a local shop and plugged it in into my freshly installed Windows 8.1 Pro laptop, as it did not come with a Bluetooth adapter installed. All ...
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Automatically disable and enable wireless adapter when connection is lost

A Compact Wireless-G USB Adapter (USB Wireless receiver) tends to disconnect after 3 hour or so from the internet, when that happens the router is no longer detected, and with a simple disable/enable ...
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Ext HDD recognised in Device Manager but not accessible

I've got an external HDD connected using a dock and USB2 to a WIN 7 laptop. The docked HDD was previously used on Mac systems without an issue, and I can only assume it was formatted suitably. I ...
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How to use USB Speakers with 3.5mm Aux Speakers at the same time? [duplicate]

I have the Bose Companion 5, and recently got a Bose SoundLink mini bluetooth speaker as a gift and I want to be able to use them both at the same time, preferably having the mini speaker as the ...
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What is this icon?

On my new computer there are two USB ports with USB symbols containing an extra ball on the ball side of symbol. They are right next to the Ethernet port. The ports are not blue and do not have ss by ...
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How to connect monitor USB to computer wirelessly

I have a Dell U2713hm which comes with USB 3.0 ports. My desktop box is around 15 meters away from the monitor. I managed to connect the two via very log DisplayPort cable, but I cannot find a USB 3.0 ...
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Installing a USB device manually on Win 8.1

I have been the not-so-proud owner of a Nokia Lumia 920 for over 2 weeks now. I am also in possession of two PCs, both running Windows 8.1. I am unable to connect my phone to either PC in any way. ...
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USB device not detected by Windows 8

I have a recording device, a yamaha Pocketrak w24 with built-in storage. On my old laptop (Windows 7 64 bit) I had no problem hooking it up to the computer and downloading all files. On my new windows ...
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External hard drive not playing nice with usb hub

I have just purchased a new USB hub and am having issues getting it to work with my external hard drive. When I first plugged in the external hard drive, I received an error message stating it needed ...
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Can’t access USB flash drive anymore

I have a 32 GB Lacie Cookey USB flash disk that doesn't show in the Computer window but it's visible as a device. cmd > diskpart DISKPART> list disk Disk ### Status Size -------- ...
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SSD Perfomance - Internal vs External?

I got a SSD for Christmas and it came with the option to have it installed internally or externally. I'm wondering if I have it setup as an external hard drive, will there be any major performance ...
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How to boot from USB on ASUS X551CA?

This laptop - Asus X551CA, does not have any optical drive, and I am trying to boot it from USB, so I could install an OS to it, because its newly bought and has no OS in it. My USB is perfectly ...
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Low Connectivity on Wireless Xbox 360 Controller for Windows 7

I bought a wireless Xbox 360 controller for my laptop. It seems to work fine when turning it on. However, it will only stay connected within 3 feet range of the receiver. I have a bluetooth USB ...
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Windows 8.1- How to get Dual-Band Wireless-N Adapter to work?

the built-in wireless card for my Lenovo Ideapad Y410 machine is pretty weak and outdated, so I wanted to purchase a usb wireless adapter for online gaming and HD video steaming wirelessly. I was ...
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Disconnect specific USB port in Windows 7

I would like to disable the USB port located at Port_#0001.Hub_#0004 on my laptop running Windows 7. I believe a USB port became faulty when I spilled a cup of juice on my computer, but I'm not sure ...
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USB keyboard randomly stops working (can't reset device error: -32)

Once in a while (extremely rarely, maybe once every few months), my keyboard stops accepting input, seemingly randomly. The mouse is dragged down at the same time. What I tried initially: ...
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How to shutdown the computer when a USB is attached? [duplicate]

I want to perform one security mechanism, but I don't know whether it is possible. I want to Shutdown/Turn Off PC/System when any USB device attach to it.
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Connecting USB Devices into Computer via Bluetooth?

I have some wireless usb mouse and keyboards and I want to connect them to a computer without usb ports via bluetooth. I can't find any usb to bluetooth converters, all I cann find are dongles. Are ...
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I'm having trouble installing USB 3 drivers on Windows 7

I recently acquired a toshiba laptop which came with Windows 8. I downgraded to Windows 7 and installed the necessary drivers which I obtained here: ...
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Short Circuiting USB Device gives spark

I have a bluetooth adaptor that is not working very well. This is because its range is about 30cm, as the antenna is broken (I have checked with my phone and the bluetooth speaker). As I have had it ...
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USB Host controller not working

My usb ports were acting very weird and I found some guides on internet, so obviously I followed the guides. I've found 5 guides telling me to uninstall the host controllers, then the host ...
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I/0 error on external hard drive (owncloud server)

I have an owncloud server setup on a raspberry pi with debian. As a mass storage I use a Intenso 500 GB USB drive which is plugged into a LogiLink USB hub because the Raspberry pi can't power the USB ...
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“This device can perform faster.” Appears Even Though I Inserted External HDD to USB 3.0 Port

I have a 1TB WD My Passport external HDD. It supports USB 3.0 and has an USB 3.0 cable. Whenever I connect it to my laptop, the message "This device can perform faster. This USB mass storage device ...
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USB flash drive empty folders

I have a USB drive that holds a lot of folders and documents I took from another computer. The folders are there but the problem is that all of them appear empty. I tried showing hidden folders and ...
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Laptop usb not working?

I think there is something wrong with my laptop usb ports, but I am not 100% sure. I have tried to connect multiple mouses to my laptop but they are working like 50/50. Sometimes it works, and ...
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Syncing files automatically on usb insert

So basically I have an encrypted usb stick that I use as my "main" storage to all my files and stuff. But I also work on numerous machines including my home computer so every now and then I make ...
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Are USB audio-adapters any good? [closed]

I’m running Windows XP SP3 and have an AMD CPU and on-board audio. I don’t know what went wrong, but my sound is no longer working. I checked the volume and Control Panel settings, but everything is ...
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USB Ports Not Working

None of the USB ports work anymore on my HP EliteBook 2540p laptop which is running Windows 7 Pro SP1. By "not working," I mean if I try plugging in a thumbdrive or external HDD it does nothing ...
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Ethernet to USB adapter vs USB Ethernet card?

I would like to connect two computers so that one is connected on physicall via the "standard ethernet jack" (got lost in the naming, i believe it's 8P8C) and the other will be connected to a USB ...
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How to detect cdma modem connected to USB in linux

I am writing device driver and i am completely new to this concept. My Driver functionality is when i connect modem to usb my driver should detect Connected modem and get display the signal strength. ...
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XfBurner doesn't recognize USB stick

I want to make my USB stick bootable so I can install Ununtu but the USB stick doesn't appear in the drop down box in the "burn image" window of XfBurner. The stick is visible in Thunar file manager. ...
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WinPE 5 - How can I change the USB/CDROM drive letter?

If i boot up my custom WinPE 5 x64 image from an USB stick the following drive letters are assigned: C: ==> USB Stick X: ==> RAM Disk This seems to be a problem for our SCCM 2012 staging process ...
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Troubleshooting usb connected drives in VirtualBox with Win7 and Win8

I installed vbox 4.2 (went back from 4.3 after it became unstable) with a win7 sp1 guest and win8.1 host. USB 2 connectivity does not work. It complains that "USB device is busy with a previous ...
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What is the power output of a USB port?

As the title says, what's the power output of a USB port? Is it a standard value, or it may change depending on manufacturer/model, and so on? If that value is not standard, how can one determine ...
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Setting Windows 8 to disable USB-wake by default for all devices - powercfg pipes?

I'm trying to keep all mice/keyboard/USB devices from waking a Windows 8.1 desktop without having to go back to device manager every time a device is plugged back in. UEFI dual bios (Gigabyte ...
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Installing Windows XP (SP3) from USB stick on a Netbook with only FreeDOS

Recently I bought an Asus X201E-KX179D netbook and it has no Windows installed on it, only the BIOS. No DVD Drive, no OS installed. When I start my netbook, I get three options: Load FreeDOS with ...
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How to format/repair a write-protected USB drive with I/O errors?

I ordered a bunch of 1GB usb drives from a semi-shady Chinese company. Most of them work just fine, but a couple of them won't let me format them because they are "write-protected." There is no write ...
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Can as device that runs of USB be powered from a charger?

I have a Dreamgear PS3 Elite Gaming Headset that needs to be plugged into a USB port to power it, it cannot be used as just a "normal" set of headphones though it has a standard 3.5" plug as well ...
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Adding a boot partition to my external hard drive

I'm working in Windows 7 and trying to create a bootable Windows 7 partition. I'm working with a computer with no optical drive and the only USB device I have is a 2TB external HDD with a bunch of ...
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Windows 8.1 - Intel C220 chipset USB drivers

I'm having trouble finding a way to get Intel's drivers working for my USB 3 XHCI. I've got a device that won't connect and I cannot for the life of me find a way to get Windows to agree to install ...
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USB keyboards keep disconnecting and reconnecting

Issue: USB keyboard keeps disconnecting and reconnecting. It has disconnected 6 times as I've typed this post. It generally reconnects after about 3 seconds. OS: Win 7 Pro 64 bit MB: Gigabyte ...
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Is it possible to have preloaded usb drivers for device

I have a KMV switch on my desktop that I only use to switch keyboard and mouse from one pc to the next. Whenever I press the button to switch computer the first computer plays the sound indicating ...
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USB Headset disables my mouse on Linux

I have a strange issue: I cannot use my mouse and my headset at once. Linux sheep 3.12.3-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed Dec 4 21:45:42 CET 2013 x86_64 GNU/Linux 1.) I plug in my Logitech Mouseman ...
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USB extension cord: can give power but modem can't be read

Problem. 5m usb extension cord can power up a modem but the modem can't be read by the computer. How can we possibly solve this?
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How do I disable a bluetooth adapter and install a new one in ubuntu?

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 on a Macbook Pro (8.2). I have a faulty bluetooth antenna that I am not interested in paying to fix. In windows I have a usb bluetooth dongle and I just keep the built in ...