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Shorter answer. That claim of damage is more of a legal way for a manufacturer to protect themselves in the off-hand chance something goes wrong. Meaning it is practically nonsense. It’s no different than the obtuse language used in an EULA (End-User License Agreement) in the world of software; the manufacturer is right, you are wrong, our company has ...


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The SuperSpeed transfer mode requires a USB 3.0 cable. Any USB cable will make a data connection at a slower rate. Source 1: USB - Wikipedia SuperSpeed is supported only by USB 3.0 and newer interfaces, and requires a connector and cable with extra pins and wires, usually distinguishable by the blue inserts in connectors. Source 2: USB 3.0 ...


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The USB specification prohibits the use of Y-cables: Use of a 'Y' cable (a cable with two A-plugs) is prohibited on any USB peripheral. If a USB peripheral requires more power than allowed by the USB specification to which it is designed, then it must be self-powered. But the real-world said "to hell with your silly rules" and uses Y-cables all the ...


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A "USB 3.0 connection" requires a USB 3.0 cable. Some USB 3.0 devices can be connected and operated as a USB 2.0 device (at USB 2.0 speeds), using a USB 2.0 cable. However, speed is not the only issue. There are at least three important differences in cable construction between the two standards. Related to speed: The USB 3.0 cable has 9 internal ...


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I believe the technical term is "covering your rear". Its unlikely you will damage your pc, and somewhat unlikely you'll kill your hard drive (though sudden power stops are bad). However, you might cause data loss, if a transfer is in progress. That said, if the drive does die, this gives them grounds to deny a warranty request if you mention doing that, ...


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The 2nd .inf, which doesn't work, appears to have been saved as UTF-8 with a UTF-8 BOM. The UTF-8 BOM means that the file starts with the binary sequence EF BB BF (in hex). But Windows expects autorun.inf files to be plain text, so it won't recognize this one as such. My advice is to choose the plain-text option in your text editor when saving .inf files ...


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As dxiv has said, this is caused by UTF-8 BOM. The file editor you are using, Notepad++, can tell you the encoding of the file. UTF-8 BOM adds header bytes to the file that breaks their compatibility with standard ASCII files, whereas UTF-8 without BOM (or just plain UTF-8) files are fully reverse compatible with standard ASCII file, assuming you do not ...


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Will I get better speeds from my 5400rpm hard drive when it is inside an enclosure providing USB 3.0 connectivity? That depends what you are comparing it with. Speeds over USB (1 or 2 or 3) will be slower than directly in the laptop since you are adding protocol overhead. Or what will the possible speeds be? Assuming that the drive is fast ...


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The Y cable is forbidden by the USB specification for a reason. Connecting the A-plugs of an Y cable into two different host ports (e.g. two different computers, a computer and a hub etc.) can lead to multiple electrical problems: One of the hosts may be unpowered while the other one is powered on. This will result in powered host pushing current to the ...


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MTP is a protocol associated to Windows Media Player but Windows 10 does not include the WMP. The Media Feature Pack for N and KN versions of Windows 10 will install Media Player and related technologies on a computer running Windows 10 N or Windows 10 KN editions. For further information, please see http://support.microsoft.com and query the Knowledge Base ...


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Is it possible to install Windows OS to plug and play storage devices? You can use Windows To Go. Windows To Go is a feature in Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 10 Enterprise, and Windows 10 Education that allows them to boot and run from USB mass storage devices such as USB flash drives and external hard disk drives. It is a fully manageable corporate ...


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Shorter answer. Fairly simple question, do USB 2.0 devices charge quicker if they are plugged into a USB 3.0 port rather than a USB 2.0 one. I’m not asking about a specific device I have, I just mean in general. Yes, no and maybe is the answer. While you are asking this question as a general, non-device specific question, the reality is it’s ...


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USB 3.0 jacks will work with older USB 2.0 cords, but at USB 2.0 speeds. The newer USB 3.0 connectors have more wires to carry the higher data rate.


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You could resolve the error by repeating the steps : Run the installer. Open a shell (ALT + F2). Create the directory cdrom directly on the root of the file system: mkdir /cdrom Note : If you got problems making the directory /cdrom, disable the CD-rom player in BIOS or disconnect the cable Mount the USB as if it is a CD-ROM: mount -t vfat ...


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5 Gbit/s raw serial rate, 4 Gbit/s after accounting for the overhead of the 8b/10b line code. I am not sure where the 4.8 Gbit/s figure is coming from. Apparently 3.2 Gbit/s is a reasonable real-world performance figure as per Wikipedia, though I am not sure exactly what assumptions were made for this figure. See: USB 3.0, Data encoding ...


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No, it wouldn't. Parts of the file may be cached in memory, but extracting those parts and sorting out which parts are missing will be either incredibly difficult or impossible.


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It doesn't make sense to dd a Windows ISO to a USB drive. It's simply not supposed to be bootable this way. For the PC to boot a USB drive, the drive needs to have either a MBR with proper boot code for hard disks, but not ISO9660/UDF, for BIOS/CSM, or a proper FAT-formatted ESP for UEFI. The simplest way to make a bootable Windows installation USB for ...


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Its called a Slim (Slimline) ATAPI Source They make adapters that go to IDE, I have one. There may be other adapter types. Addonics are high quality adapters. But these are for internal mounting in a desktop. . The white connector is the old floppy drive power cable, this is how it gets power for the drive


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AC/DC power adapter or Wall power supply are the most common. I suggest you contact the manufacturer for an exact replacement. If not you can possibly match a generic replacement. 4 things that need to match or damage will result. DC voltage DC amps equal or higher Male plug polarity, center pin is either + or - Male plug size measured in Milimeters ...


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Windows 10 (along with versions of 8 and 8.1) has a feature called Windows to Go. This feature is specific to the Enterprise and Education versions of the OS and allows them to be installed onto a USB drive as a portable Windows Environment. However, you can do this without needing an Enterprise edition of Windows. You'll need a few things to start: A ...


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Regarding the problem of allowing other people to attach their storage devices to your machine, it may be easier to simply separate your computer from the USB devices. Why not use a minimal PC/Raspberry etc. with Linux to provide USB ports and share the storage contents over the wireless network. The number of attack vectors should be reduced and you can ...


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If you know the name of your device, find the USB Bus and Device numbers: $ lsusb ... Bus 002 Device 005: ID xxxx:yyyy MyDeviceManufacturer ... Then look at the USB tree and find your device (mine was Bus 2, Dev 5): $ lsusb -t ... /: Bus 02.Port 1: Dev 1, Class=root_hub, Driver=xhci_hcd/6p, 5000M |__ Port 2: Dev 5, If 0, Class=Mass Storage, ...


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Do all USB 3.0 micro cables use that weird double connector on the small end? Yes. USB 3.0 also introduced a new Micro-B cable plug, which consists of a standard USB 1.x/2.0 Micro-B cable plug, with additional 5-pin plug "stacked" on side of it. That way, USB 3.0 Micro-A host connector preserved its backward compatibility with the USB ...


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The file size limit for FAT is 4 GB. Reference: Wikipedia Max. file size 4,294,967,295 bytes (4 GB - 1) with FAT16B and FAT32


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You booted from the flashdrive to start the install process. From the perspective of the installer (which is a program running on a "live-in-the-sense-of-live-CD" version of Windows called Windows PE), the C: drive probably is the removable (flash) drive (the message even mentions that it's a removable drive). It is odd that it would still be called C: at ...


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The usual problem with trying to use two DC power supplies in parallel is that one will supply much more current than the other due to slight differences in voltage. This isn't usually a problem with USB as the ports have a maximum rated current draw after which they will not supply any more current. So, while one port may produce the bulk of the current ...


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No, the serial number will be stored in the firmware of the drive, which is likely read-only and set in the factory when manufactured. It certainly wouldn't be affected by formatting the drive.


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Is there any difference between USB-C and USB 3.1? The new USB type C specification is version 1.0. USB C replaces multiple type-B and type-A connectors and cables. The USB 3.1 standard is backward compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0. The USB Type-C Specification 1.0 defines a new small reversible-plug connector for USB 3.1 devices. The type-C ...


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The answer is a definite maybe. I'll explain. USB Type-C is a special beast. It's a "smart" cable, with requirements beyond a standard USB cable. The specifications do not provide for a power-only cable, so the answer is really to the questions of how long can a compliant Type-C cable be, and can you have a longer non-compliant cable? Standard USB 3.0 ...


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If you are in a hurry to do this, skip into the numbered steps below.(But keep in mind that I recommend you to read these facts before locking your computer with a usb drive) Extracted only required details from the seven forums site SysKey (SAM Lock Tool) is an in-built Windows utility that can help you secure the Security Accounts Management or SAM ...



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