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Do hard disk drives turn on 512e (512byte emulation of 4k sectors) as-needed depending on host controller?

I have a 4 TB hard disk that has 4k physical sector size (Advanced Format) and I attached it to two SATA host controllers (one internal and one in a USB enclosure). On the (older, about 2010) it comes ...
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Cannot turn off ReadyBoost from USB, disk appears to be read-only

I recently started using ReadyBoody on my Sandisk Cruzer Edge 16GB USB, and when I needed to copy files into the USB, I could simply go right click USB > Properties > ReadyBoost > turn off ReadyBoost. ...
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diskarbitrarationd consumes 100% CPU for 10 minutes after ejecting a USB drive

Recently I've had problems when ejecting a Seagate SRD0SP0 USB 2.0 hard drive from my Macbook. It has two partitions, one is my Time Machine backup, the other an ExFAT partition for media. There is ...
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Verizon USB551L 4G Stick on Linux

I have been trying to get a Verizon USB551L 4G USB Stick working on Debian Linux. I have been able to get it to connect, but it always disconnects after 10 secs to 2.5 minutes, then it cannot connect ...
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How do I repair/recover “RAW” usb drive partition?

Something happened to one of my USB drives. When I connect it my computer, Windows thinks that it's "RAW", and asks me to format it. But it should be FAT32, and chock full of files. I looked in ...
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What is different between XP and Win7 when handling a USB composite device?

I have developed an USB device using a LPC2148 and the LPCUSB USB stack. It works well when I set it as an HID device (a keyboard), but when I set it as a composite device, storage (SD Flash Card) and ...
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Windows Server 2003 hangs when I plug in any external drive. How can I prevent this?

I have to back up a 50 gig file to an external drive weekly. If I plug it into USB, the server hangs (nonresponsive explorer etc). Tried 2 different drives with same result. Googling suggests this is ...
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No power save on external hard drive - How to implement?

I recently bought a new 3.5" USB external hard drive which I thought had a power save feature on it, but it turns out that it doesn't. So whether it's being used or not, it spins, which wouldn't be a ...
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Frontal USB recognized only after reboot

The problem USB devices that are plugged in the frontal pane of my PC are not recognized by Windows unless I reboot. After reboot, USB devices get recognized until the next shutdown. The rear USB ...
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Surface Pro won't boot from usb

I have had a surface pro for a while now and I have decided to try and boot from USB on it. It won't boot from it. I have tried an external hardrive with Windows Vista on, a Windows 98 Microsoft-dos ...
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rasperry pi / debian / directory mount issue

I have trouble regarding to external USB disk write operations I am using Rasperry Pi box with Debian Linux root@raspberrypi:~# umount /dev/sda1 root@raspberrypi:~# mkdir /media/extGrayUSB ...
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Plugging the usb device makes PC go crazy

When I plug in the usb flash drive, Windows 8.1 won't recognize it. Then when I plug out the mouse (so that I can plug in the flash drive instead), this happens: the usb drive is still not ...
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USB headset won't work on newer computer with the same OS

I have an inexpensive USB headset Somic G927. And I didn't have any problems using in my older computer Lenovo 3000 n200 (yes, it's a laptop from 2008 which is still working). Now, I bought a Clevo ...
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USB Keyboard and Mouse slow to activate using docking station for Lenovo T430

I just recently upgraded to a T430. Happy with the laptop but one thing I find annoying is that when I use it through the docking station - it takes several minutes ie 3-5 for the USB keyboard and ...
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Automounting External USB 3.0 HDD on Ubuntu

I have an external 1TB USB 3.0 HDD (NTSF formatted) and a laptop with two USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0. My laptop runs Ubuntu 13.10 with XFCE. For a few weeks, I have used my HDD and it was always ...
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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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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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Slow down or rate-limit USB traffic on Windows

I'm doing maintenance work on an application that communicates with a custom human input device over USB. The application had a bug (now fixed) that caused intermittent issues when data arrived from ...
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Raspbian: USB drive mounted and accessible but doesn't show on df -h

I have an USB drive connected to my Raspberry Pi running Raspbian, the directories on it are accessible using cd, ls etc but the drive doesn't show up when running df. It however does show when I run ...
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ios7 loops on the “trust this computer” dialog

trying to transfer files to the work ipad via my debian7 box. When i plug it on the computer usb port, it shows the dialog about trusting this computer, and the computer shows a gnome alert about the ...
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Mac died with error IOUSB family specific matching fails

I have had this Mac for 6 years or so, always worked perfectly. There has been no new hardware/software for over 3 years. Two days ago while it was playing itunes, it shut down itself and would not ...
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Increase USB time-out for Windows 8?

PREFACE: Sony's web site states clearly that the DRX-840U is a plug-and-play device that Windows should recognize and because of this, there are no downloadable drivers available for the drive. I ...
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Headset Buzzing when laptop power plugged in

I have a Thinkpad Edge E535 Laptop and a Logitech G35 headet. When I use the microphone to record stuff there is a small humming/buzzing sound in the background when the laptop is plugged in to AC. ...
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USB Hub Error -62

I have a 5m usb cable which I want to connect to a usb port on a embedded device (linux debarm; kernel 2.6). The cable has one repeater so it's actually two cables with one hub between. When I plug it ...
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How to connect a PCMCIA card to a laptop with only USB ports?

I have several older PCMCIA cards I use on my desktop for data acquisition (Vector Informatik, in the automotive industry). For some tests in a climate chamber we normally use laptops, but the more ...
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Installing USB Mouse on NF61S Micro AM2 SE?

I am using Windows XP sp3 and Windows 7 on NF61S Micro AM2 SE motherboard with AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4400+, 2.31Ghz, 1.93RAM link for motherboard site; ...
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Kinect Motor Device Not Detected

I'm trying to install a kinect on Ubuntu 12.04. Unfortunately, lsusb shows that the motor device is not detected : Bus 002 Device 009: ID 045e:02c2 Microsoft Corp. Bus 002 Device 010: ID ...
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System does not work anymore after migrating to UEFI

I have recently updated my BIOS to UEFI (big mistake...). When I boot in Windows 7 x64 now, it does not recognize any USB driver (even mouse and keyboard).I tried to use Windows Repair Disc to Restore ...
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Virtual wireless interfaces in different modes on single radio

I'm looking for a USB wireless adapter that will support virtual interfaces running in different wireless modes at the same time. I've found USB wireless adapters that support multiple wireless modes ...
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mounting a multi-drive USB enclosure in linux

I have a OWC Mercury Elite 2-bay USB drive enclosure (OWCMEPT934AL2C). I have it set on "individual" settings for the disks, so the 2 disks show up as two separate drives on my Mac (no raid, or ...
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Linux USB to work as CD ROM in OS X

I am working in driver development in Linux USB modules. I have written a driver for USB and it is working as CD ROM in a Windows machine. I made the first partiton as fat32 modprobe g_hidmass ...
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Accept print jobs from serial port, spool to USB printer

I've got a USB printer (HP LaserJet 1018) connected to my Windows 7 desktop. I also have a USB infrared adapter (Actisys ACT-IR224UN-Li) which presents itself as a raw serial port, currently COM3. ...
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Some USB drives not showing in BIOS

I have a GA-MA790FXT-UD5P motherboard. I have an old USB drive that it will boot from just fine. I have two (identical) newer ones, but they will not boot. I found out that the newer ones aren't even ...
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Keyboards and mouse of my Laptop (HP DV7) behaving weirdly

I have HP Pavilion DV7 laptop.. for last few weeks I am having problem with the key board and the mouse.Few keys gets pressed automatically. Then few keys performs wrongly like "shift" key acts as ...
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Need help in low level table creation on a USB memory stick - software tools

I have been scammed by a rouge Chinese USB stick supplier. It seems to be a popular pastime today for suppliers over there to offer 1, 2, 4. 8 .16. 32 gig USB stick at low prices then sell and ship ...
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Capturing input from a (proprietary, composite) USB HID

I bought a "Genius Wizard Stick" game controller for PC. It's kind of like a Wii remote, but it's 2.4ghz RF (via its own USB receiver). The plan was to use it for desktop and media control, but it ...
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How do I install Intel SSD Firmware from a USB flash drive on a Mac

I've removed my Optical Drive and installed my HDD there instead on my MacBook using OWC's Data Doubler. Furthermore I've installed a Intel 520 180GB SSD in my main drive slot. Now I want to install ...
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High-pitched noise when USB mouse receiver is plugged in and CPU is idle

When my wireless USB mouse receiver is plugged into my laptop, my laptop generates a high-pitched hissing noise that's very irritating -- but only if the CPU is idling. (It goes away when there is CPU ...
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USB-RS232 serial connection stalls

As a fan of gadgets sometimes I get carried away and this time I bought a Neato XV-11 vacuum bot (which by the way works pretty good). Now there seems to be a firmware upgrade for the device that I ...
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Why would attaching a USB hub affected the performance on a Mac?

My brother-in-law bought a 10 port active USB hub and connected it to his iMac(it's couple of years old). Over the course of about a week he noticed that his computer's performance has slowed quite a ...
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USB Hub vs. Dockinstation USB vs. Laptop USB

I recently had thougts about my current setup in my office, especially about the UBS ports distribution. Here's my setup: I have a Lenovo T410 docked to a Lenovo Dockingstation Series 3, that ...
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Are there guidelines for the performance implications of adding multiple usb/firewire drives to a Mac?

I have noticed that I get a significant performance drop on a Mac Pro with more than 5 daisy chained firewire 800 drives. Task switching grinds to a halt, and the machine often beachballs between ...
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How to find which process is using my USB camera

I have a Genius iLook300 webcam running on Windows 7. Skype informs me that I cannot use the webcam because it is being used by another program. Indeed, there is green light that turns on while the ...
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USB Ethernet adapter with VLAN support available?

I'm looking for a USB Ethernet adapter with VLAN support. It has to work on Windows 7 Enterprise, and allow me to select which VLAN to connect to. Apparently I'm not able to find one on Amazon or ...
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Windows 7 USB network dongle: the device cannot start error code 10

I am experiencing problems with an assex network adapter dongle on Windows 7 Service Pack 1 with all latest drivers installed. After every ACPI shutdown or even sometimes on normal shutdowns from ...
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Windows 7 very slow installing new usb devices

I'm find an issue on some machines I administer where, upon plugging in a USB device, Windows takes forever 'searching preconfigured driver folders' for the device driver. This includes USB disks, ...
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Best external USB drive with transparent Raid-1 support

I am in the market for a new NAS/backup system, and came across the interesting TonidoPlug . My last USB external drive (SimpleTech SimpleDrive 1TB) has met its demise, and so I'm trying to figure ...
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How to wipe a USB flash drive without a computer

I have a USB flash drive that's become unreadable in any computer. It has a lot of confidential information on it which I need to wipe before sending it back to the manufacturer for a warranty ...
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sound crackling/popping after wake from suspend

I have a windows 7 PC, with built-in sound card in the motherboard and a USB headphone. After waking from sleep, the sound very often (though not every time) crackles/pops (say, when playing a flash ...
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Is there any way to access an unrecognized usb device?

Recently I purchased an MP3 player. I copied some files in it. But when I plugged it for second time => USB Device Not Recognized. I know there is lots of usb device repair programs available, but ...