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It's possible for it to be good. I have micro size USB flash drives where everything is inside the silver connector portion. The ribbon would only be for the LED.


This is what it actually looks like. We managed to get a hold of another USB stick (same type, same brand - owned by somebody else). Opened it up and it looked the exact same as the one shown in the pictures above.


Well the pictures aren't 100% clear but it could be that all the electronics fit inside the USB plug. If the drive works ok in your computer this is the case. If you are adventurous you could try to open the metal casing of the USB plug. Warning this could destroy your drive (so backup data first).


One would actually have to check both halves of the caseing, but just from looking at the picture this half of the case does not appear to be designed to hold more than it currently does. As such it at least appears unlikely that something has been taken out. If the person had their work on it it is probably a real USB.


Dependent on the external drive manufacturer, you may be able to find some sort of software they supply on which there is a control for spin down. I believe my Seagate drives have a program and when I go into the program, there is a setting for how long to wait until the drives go to power savings mode.


This is probably related if the HDD goes idle for sometime. Looks like the sleep can be suspended by doing some registry modification using the Hardware ID of the USB HDD. Note down the Hardware ID of your drive. Go to device manager > expand the Disk Drives and note down the disk name > now, go to USB Mass Storage Device > right click on the USB Disk > ...


I have just faced the same challenge with Dell Inspiron 530. All you need to do is to find PS/2 keyboards and PS/2 to USB adapter. This combination worked for me.


I would say that there is not the best choice of USBCreator to make bootable USB-flash drive (sounds strange isn't it?). Much more better way through command line: sudo dd if='ubuntu-14.10-desktop-amd64.iso' of=/dev/sdb bs=16M Where if is input file. of is destination file. bs - read up to BYTES bytes at a time. Note: Be careful while specifying path ...


This indeed sounds very much like a problem with noise or (not certain about the correct English term here) erroneous voltage on the different shield wires around the computer. The usual debugging sequence for something like this is as follows (assuming you are in an area with separate Ground and Neutral wiring and have a general clue about working on ...


This issue would occur with two major reasons One is because of adapter. please change the adapter and check the drive Other reason is the drive may get corrupted due to virus. You can use recovery tool to get recover your data and then you can format your drive. Hope this helps!

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