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

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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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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 ...
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Strange Errors with Headset

My new headset (a logitech h340) is failing to work in an extremely bizarre way. My old one (a logitech h540) broke. I'm assuming faulty wiring, as it connects and disconnects when I move it certain ...
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Corsair USB Flash Survivor Stealth USB 3.0 speeds not working in Ubuntu Linux 14.04.1 LTS (Recognizes as a USB 2.0 device)

I'm finding that a Corsair USB Flash Survivor Stealth (USB 3.0 capable drive in Windows 7 with 200 MB/s Read speed) only connects at USB 2.0 speed in Linux (Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS). Watching the ...
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Does Corsair USB Flash Survivor Stealth use MLC or TLC flash?

(This also probably pertains to the "non-Stealth" version as it's just a different housing I believe). I have searched online everywhere I can possibly think of. I find no datasheet designating if ...
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Connecting an Xbox controller to multiple devices

I have an Xbox 360 and a wired USB 2.0 controller. I would like to be able to play a game on the console with the controller whilst a Windows computer registers what my input on the controller is. I ...
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Missing Operating System message while booting

I just erased my whole disk drive and I created a single unpartitioned space to my hard drive using GParted(http://gparted.org) usb stick (which proves that this system can boot from usb). The problem ...
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Can I connect a USB 1.1 hub to a wall outlet and charge devices?

I have an old USB 1.1 hub that I was wondering if could be repurposed to something useful. Would it be possible to connect it to a wall charger with USB outlet and use the hub to get 4 USB charging ...
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How long does it take to transfer 1GB via USB2? [closed]

Let’s say you are transferring a 1 GB file from your USB storage device to your computer. You connect your USB storage device to a USB 2.0 port, how long does it take to transfer the files?
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Does changing external hdd drive will boost performance boost on xubuntu (virtualbox)? [closed]

Now I'm using Toshiba external drive (USB 2.0) - http://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-Portable-External-Drive-HDDR250E03X/sim/B0013FSKSA/2 I'm wonder if changing this drive to something new, USB 3.0 (maybe ...
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get the IP address of USB device in Linux

is it possible to get the IP address of a device connected via USB? The device in question is a wireless printer, its connect via USB and WiFi, the printer is assigned an IP address and its displayed ...
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Booting Debian from USB stick fails although Secure Boot is disabled

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon (3rd gen.; 2015) with Windows 8. I used Unetbootin to create a bootable USB stick with Debian Testing (the USB stick is FAT32 formatted). When I plug in the USB ...
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How to password-protect an external hard drive or an external USB drive [closed]

I've got: 1 external 120GB USB hard drive (TrekStor DataStation pocket capa) 2 16GB external USB drives (EMTEC) 2 32GB or 64BG external USB devices (SanDisk, one is USN 2.0 and the other USB 3.0, I ...
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ethernet usb adapter ax88179_178a, ARP captured with 62 bytes

While debugging some l2 protocols on an ethernet usb adapter (chipset ax88179_178a) I noticed 2 bytes from Frame Check Sequence (FCS) are promoted to user data. Dump of the arp frame 60 bytes is now ...
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W7 usb port not working after W10 dual boot

So i got a pc with 3 HDD. Ive got Windows 7 running perfectly on one of them. Some day ago i installed Windows 10 Technical Preview on my second HDD. Windows 10 also work perfectly but when i boot my ...
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USB 3.0 not going past the speed of USB 2.0

I have a WD My Passport Ultra, which I know can reach 100MB/s easily while connected to USB 3.0 port, but I'm getting 40MB/s on 3.0 and 2.0 ports. What may be the problem? I run Fedora 18 (32 bit (on ...
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Restore partitions on USB drive [duplicate]

When creating a bootable iso image on the usb drive, program imageUSB created a partition on the USB. The problem now is that I cannot restore the USB to a single partition. I am using windows 7 and I ...