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

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Windows 10 - Assigning already used drive letters to new drives

As mentioned in the title, I stepped into an issue on Windows 10, where system is assigning already used drive letters to new usb and sd card drives, which makes the previous drive inaccessible. I ...
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TEAC HDR2500T PVR sync problems, using 1TB USB 2.0 Toshiba, is SSD faster?

All SSDs USB HDs these days get connected to USB 3.0 and are a waste to connect to USB 2.0. But I am asking if I need to buy a SSD for the TEAC with its USB 2.0 port as the Toshiba USB 2.0 HD possibly ...
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How are treated disallowed windows® characters on a fat32 formated usb stick?

I don’t own a mac so I can’t tell about things like?or:in filenames… I’m especially interested in the Dos/Windows® path separator :\. I know in Linux it is a legal character which can be used inside ...
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live boot usb wont boot with grub 2.0 installed on my kali linux sana 2.0

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 running kali linux 2.0 and ive had some issues with it that ive had to fix and ive decided that i want to try and run another linux distro such as arch or back box but when ...
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is it safe to power off SATA HDD?

I have an internal SATA Harddrive connected to USB through simple SATA to USB cable: http://www.dx.com/p/cy-u3-067-sa-161-usb-3-0-to-sata-22pin-cable-sata-to-ssd-adapter-card-black-393409#.VxO-qLOrS00....
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How to avoid interference between USB3 and WiFi

This is somewhat a follow up question to my previous question that turned out to be related to this issue. It seems that for some devices (e.g., the Microsoft Surface Pro 4), connecting a USB3 device ...
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Is there such a thing as a “Live-USB rot”?

I commonly utilize live USBs for either diagnosing issues or to just use an untrusted machine. My live USB setup is generally dd it to a USB drive, so it looks like this: root@localhost:~# lsblk /...
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Mouse freezes briefly after being recognised

I am using an ATEN US224 USB switch to control my Windows and Linux PCs at work, in an attempt to reduce keyboard/mouse clutter on my desk. For security reasons the two PCs operate on separate ...
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Is PCI / PCI-e via USB possible?

Is there a way to interface with PCI/PCI-e hardware, externally; via USB? I want to attach a PCI-e device to my laptop/notebook. FireWire, Thunderbolt, or similar would be equally suitable.
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Routing PC line-in and line-out to USB headphones

I would like to use a single pair of (wireless) headphones at work. Right now I have three(music, Skype, and Cisco). A good pair of USB gaming headphones can solve the first two. What I can't figure ...
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USB flash drives doesn't show up but ports are working

My USB flash drives do not show up when I connect it to my USB ports. The USB ports are working fine because I can connect other USB devices such as mice, printers etc and they are working fine. The ...
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Serial over USB 2.0. Is it really faster than standard serial? [closed]

A member of our scientific collaboration designed a data acquisition box with with 4 channels @ 1 kHz that synchronizes time with GPS. He uses USB 2.0 to have the box communicate with a computer, and ...
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USB file type suddently changed to RAW

So, I have formatted my USB and it worked for 30 minutes or so. Then its file type became RAW. I have tried to use GSmartControl to see the S.M.A.R.T data. It said that it cannot retrieve it. I also ...
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Can I somehow speed up Windows's USB Plug n play function (on a USB Hub/switch)?

I'm using a KVM-switch like setup to share my keyboard and mouse between a Windows machine and a Linux machine. I have a Logitech Mouse and Corsair (K95-RGB) Keyboard (ironically both devices made ...
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Trying to capture from 2 USB cameras with Gstreamer fails, but it works fine with VLC

Please excuse my clunky English. I need to capture video from 2 USB cameras at the same time, for a later use (computer vision related). I tried with the Gstreamer command line tool gst-launch like ...
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IO blocking on USB 3 installed OS?

I'm working with an HP Stream 13 that has a set storage size of 32GB. I purchased a fast 128GB Samsung USB 3 low profile drive to eliminate the storage issue. Upon installing various Linux distros ...
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Windows 8 doesn't recognize USB on startup

When using windows 8, I keep my USB plugged in. When my computer first turns on, it doesn't recognize that anything is plugged into this USB 3.0 port - however my mouse and keyboards which are plugged ...
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When attempting to format USB drive, capacity shows as 3.69MB of 8GB stick

I am attempting to format a USB stick in Windows 10 using the standard format command (right click on drive => select 'format'). However, the format dialogue shows 3.69MB as the maximum capacity. Does ...
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Recovering data from dead Sandisk Ultrafit

So- that "always back up everything lesson"? I thought I learned it years ago, turns out I didnt. I was storing my compsci midterm project (which is due tomorrow) on a thumdrive to take it to and ...
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USB Drive Only Detected If Connected At Boot

I'm running Elementary OS, a Linux distro based on Ubuntu. My computer would only detect a USB device (including USB flash drives, portable hard drives, graphic tablets, etc.) if it is connected ...
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Does usb 2.0 port differs from usb 3.0 port on pc case [duplicate]

My main board has only usb 3.0 ports. If I connect those ports to USB 2.0 ports on pc case will they work as USB 3.0 port (with full speed) or will they work as USB 2.0 ports (with lower bandwith). In ...
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Can't boot from USB Stick on USB hub anymore

So a while ago I've created a bootable USB stick with Kali Linux (with encrypted persistence) on it. Since I wanted to use it with a mouse on my Surface Book 3 I have bought a USB hub (Kali Linux has ...
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Serial connection over `usbip` freezes client on connection close

I have a setup here where I share a (WIFI) connection from an Ubuntu Computer (Kernel version: 3.19) via NetworkManager to a BananaPi. An Arduino is attached to the BananaPi (Kernel version: 3.4). The ...
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How to Make MicroUSB head last longer?

The MicroUSB head breaks easily when you are for instance charging your phone in your pocket. I lose on average one USB micro cable per month. In the end, the cable is unstable to connect and does ...
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USB to Aux with headphones

I recently bought this USB to Aux connector, hoping it could be used with my headphones (the aux port on computer is broken): Link However, Windows will not recognize it, and I cannot find anything ...
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usb sound card not loading arch linux

I have the following /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf: alias char-major-116 snd alias snd-card-2 snd-usb-audio alias snd-card-1 snd-hda-intel alias snd-card-0 snd hda-intel options snd cards_limit=3 ...
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You do not have permission to access this device : Samsung Galaxy Mega USB connection with Windows 7 laptop

I have connected my Samsung Galaxy Mega phone to Windows 7 laptop. I could see my phone icon in 'My computer' window. When I click on the phone icon, it displays "You do not have permission to access ...
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Pendrive shows up, but no data is accessible

I have lots of private data on my ADATA S107/32GB USB 3.0 pendrive, that recently stopped working. On linux, the pendrive does not show up in file manager, as well as programs like gparted or testdisk,...
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Install a Windows on Dell laptop

I've bought a Dell laptop with some branded crap preinstalled in its Windows 10 OEM. It's Inspiron 7559 and I wanted to get a real Windows 10 Pro system, since Arch (the system I hoped to use on daily ...
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Generic USB Hub propagates Vendor/Product ID of 0000 to Win XP?

I am trying to use a Apacer portable USB HDD, which is USB 3.0, with Windows XP, and have some trouble on this machine. First, when I connect the USB HDD directly to XP, it gets recognized as a ...
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If I open a document from a USB flash drive but do not save it to the computer,how can i access the file’s contents after I remove the drive?

If I open a document from a USB flash drive but do not save it to the computer, how can i access the file’s contents after I remove the drive?
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Linux USB Mass Storage Emulation

My purpose is to emulate an USB device locally in a Linux environment. I mean that I want to “mount” a local backing storage file (made with dd) as an USB device inside the root user workspace. ...
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Is there a way to create 1 usb stick which can install multiple versions of windows and linux? [duplicate]

Well the question is clear. The reason behind it is, that I think it would be handyt to have 1 64 GB USB stick on my keychain to repair or reinstall computers with. I was thinking of some kind of on ...
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certain sound stops untill i replug usb headphones

i have steelseries siberia v2 illuminated usb headphones and recently i noticed sound stopping until i replug, and sometimes its only specific sound eg: when i'm playing league of legends and on a ...
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USB HUB reboots when external power is applied - normal or abnormal?

Equipment: I have a StartTech.com 7-port USB 3.0 HUB plugged into a PC. There are seven devices plugged into the hub, and I'm running the 12VDC external power to the HUB as well. The HUB is plugged ...
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Hard Disk failure, cant boot from my USB backup

I noticed a few weeks ago that my HD was making worrying noises so, expecting imminent failure, I bought a USB HD and used the windows 10 feature to do a system backup. Sure enough, the HD did fail, ...
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PC hangs during post when webcam is plugged in

My PC keeps hanging during POST, just before identifying the amount of RAM, anytime I have my webcam plugged in. If I unplug the webcam, it will unhang and continue to boot up just fine. It also ...
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Disk Unusable and Unavailable - Sony Media USB Device

After I opened the flash disk and tried to open a file or folder I got the following error: "Please insert a disk into Removable Disk (H:)" Clean or format doesn't work. I checked it [again] in ...
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How to unlock an ATA password-locked HDD with an upper-case password if the BIOS accepts only lower-case?

I accidentally locked an HDD with an ATA password, trying to issue a secure erase command. It was on Linux, I entered this command : # hdparm --security-erase PWD /dev/sda So the password is PWD (...
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My mouse gets unresponsive when my system runs CPU intensive jobs. How can I find out if it's the mouse or some other component's fault?

I have a Asus Laptop (UX501J) running Windows 10. When my system runs CPU intensive jobs such as compiling code, my mouse gets unresponsive rather often. During these CPU-heavy tasks, my mouse gets ...
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EXTREMELY slow transfer speed

I'm getting VERY slow transfer speeds with 3 different usb flash drives on different computers. This are the aspects I consider relevant: USB 3.0 driver is installed USB 3.0 is enabled from BIOS ...
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Can't control volume for bluetooth headset on Windows

Problem If I start my computer I can hear sound with my bluetooth headset and I can control the volume/mute the sound. But often, if I reconnect the bluetooth headset without restarting computer, I ...
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Make fixed USB drives dynamic disk

So at the moment I'm trying to RAID0 a pair of USB sticks I have. They show up in Disk Manager as Fixed Disks because of some driver filtering and it allows me to create a new striped volume, but at ...
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Why is USB extension distance so limited? [duplicate]

The known acceptable range for (for example) an ethernet networking cable before any kind of noticable drop in speed or latency appears is a whole 100 meters for standard class cat5e, cat6 and cat6e ...
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Device does not have enough capacity to power a USB external HDD

I'm trying to connect my USB 3.0 External HDD to Raspberry Pi. However the HDD spins for a few seconds and stop. I think the Pi does not have enough capacity to power the HDD. What are my options?
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did my USB just die? Can it be fixed? [duplicate]

I bought a 64bg Sandisk Extreme two weeks ago and today it decided to just quit on me. When I plug it into my computer I can hear that Windows sees it but not in Windows Explorer. I can view the ...
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windows does not mount usb ntfs superfloppy

I have a Transcend Storejet external USB hard disk. This is not an SSD, but a mechanical disk with rotating plates. I have formatted the whole disk, without partitioning, as NTFS. I have used 'mkntfs' ...
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Kinect USB 2.0 cable not working with USB 3.0 port (MBP 2015)

Scenario: Kinect Adapter w Kinect attached 2015 MBP w USB 3.0 All cables and devices work on the following: Raspberry Pi 2B HP Laptop 2015 MBP when connected to USB 2 hub I have one knock-off ...
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What is the purpose of the Enum\USB\ROOT_HUB Registry key and why do system processes access it

One of our Domain Controllers is throwing the following event message twice almost everyday for a couple of weeks now: PROCESS NAME : C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe SESSION ID : -1 DOMAIN NAME : ...
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No connection in USB. NC port is confusing me a lot

I have a USB problem. The USB will not work at all even if I plug it in and restart it. I need help because the NC connector will be off and i dont know what to do with it