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Questions tagged [usb-storage]

Storage drives connected by USB devices known otherwise as flash drive, USB stick, USB key and thumb drive. Also includes larger storage devices such as portable hard drives.

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Pendrive chipsbank cbm2099EA 3.8Gb | no USB Descriptor, no driver, no disc letter [duplicate]

I have windows 10 x64 proffesional editon. So pendrive had one bad sector and when I was repairing him (all sectors) my pc crashed, I saw pendrive is working so I formated him then i chcecked the bad ...
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USB cannot be detected. Possibly encrypted

I have a old USB drive 2.0. When plugged in, it gives an error " You need to format the disk in the drive" I tried various troubleshooting methods online. 1) Uninstalled and reinstalled the usb ...
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If I open a photo or video from a USB drive but do not save it to the computer, can someone access or recover the file’s after I remove the drive? [closed]

I have a USB drive with confidential information(photos and videos) on it and I will need to access file on someone else's computer. The computer runs Windows 10. If I open the photos and videos ...
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Whats H9DA4GH2GJBM chip used for?

I have been investigating counterfeit devices and how they work. I noticed that this one USB device claimed to have 8GB doesnt seem to be telling the truth as it corrupts around 200mb, I opened the ...
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Is it safe to use a micro-USB 2 cable in a USB 3 portable hard drive?

The micro-B USB 3 port seems to be somewhat backwards compatible with the old micro-USB 2 standard. I was able to charge a phone that had the micro-B USB 3 port with a micro-USB 2 cable. However, I ...
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I took ownership of a external USB drive folder using takeown/icacls command (now it shows my computer name inthe owner), how do I revert it?

I used takeown/icacls using post at Can't delete folder, need permission from adminstrator? I now want to revert permissions to the original USB drive ownership. How can I do that?
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Whitelist specific USB keys and block others

Im looking for a solution to implement and easily manage USB white-listing in multiple countries. We have restricted USB storage usage using group policies, as 99% of users don't need to use external ...
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Are USB Mass Storage data compressed when transferred? [closed]

I have found I have unused partition (~1 GB) full of zero bytes. I ran xxd -a on it and it looks transfer is somehow compressed. xxd outputted the first 8 bytes and then it was reading data until ...
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Recovering files from a USB drive that 'disconnects' after current error and becomes hot

When plugging in this USB drive, out of the blue, it fails to auto-mount (like other usb drives would). Below you'll find the dmesg print that repeats 2 tot 3 times. [Nov 3 03:16] usb 3-2: new ...
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Best long term storage solution? [closed]

What's the best device I can store data on for an extremely long time hundreds or thousands of years? Only planning on writing the data on to it once as it's going to be a time capsule kinda basically ...
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SSD falls asleep(?) and causes access to hang

I have an ZTC Thunder usb-to-M.2 SSD enclosure with a 500GB Samsung EVO850-500GB-SSD, which I use for backup and misc storage. From here on I will refer to this combination of hardware as my usb-ssd. ...
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On Windows 10, a directory shows 2x less size than the sum of his content

On Windows 10, I'm using an NTFS formatted external HDD (Toshiba), on which I've copied a directory from an USB flash drive, which is FAT32 formatted. When I read the source directory size on my USB ...
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Files copied to hard drive via USB adapter disappear when booting from the drive

I had a large amount of data on one laptop (A) that needed to be moved to another laptop (B). Both laptops are running Windows 10 x64. I removed the SATA hard drive from Laptop B and connected it to ...
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USB key with trash and invisible files into it : how?

I have an USB key, FAT formatted, used on a Windows configuration, and as far as I know, a Windows Vista one (this is not my own key). On this key, I have 9 photos. I discovered that the trash ...
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Test USB drives using Mac OS

Edited: I use f3 (f3write, f3read, f3probe) to test USB drives in Linux. How do I test them in Mac OS? It would be useful to be able to test the USB drives on my Mac without having to put them on an ...
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Brand new HDD is still processing something after copying huge amount of files onto it?

I put a brand new HDD into an external HDD enclosure. After copying a huge amount of data onto this drive, the disk head is still processing something even two hours later (the copying process has ...
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I have 30 hard drives of which 12 are Linux. How do I give them drive letters? I also have about 3 usb that need drive letters as well

I used to have 2 main workstations. Windows and Linux - Ubuntu for the Linux. Between the two of them, I had more than 30 hard drives in 2 NAS boxes operating on a JBOD basis and each workstation ...
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How to create persistence Kali Linux usb on Mac OS X

it's strange but I couldn't find any full instructions how make persistence usb, I'm experiencing problems with creating partitions on my usb stick https://github.com/rajivkanaujia/alphaworks/wiki/...
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External SSD not working with USB C to A cable

I have a cheap Sabrent SATA III to USB 3.0 SSD enclosure (EC-UASP, 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0 Tool-free External Hard Drive Enclosure) that I often use with an equally cheap SSD for some extra storage. ...
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SSD Drive USB Power Issues (ADATA SU800)

So I recently bought a brand new SSD Drive, ADATA SU800 1TB, and two USB enclosures to go with it. However, my laptop (surface pro 3) couldn't detect it in disk manager or diskpart, so I couldn't ...
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Repairing USB drive

I'm attempting to repair a USB drive that I would like to use for booting Linux on my laptop. The drive was removed from the laptop while it was formatting and is unreadable now. However, if I open ...
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USB Flash drive speed drop down

I have a USB 3.0 32GB, I test it in CrystalDiskMark and I got good writing and reading speed. After that I start formating it in a wrong format that does not exist (I was using linux) and it stucks. ...
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Trigger file copy upon device insertion (without depending on systemd)

I would like to automatically have some files form a storage device copied upon its insertion. I am looking to use one and the same method on both systems which use systemd and systems using init ...
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Files on USB flash drive inaccessible

I have a USB flash drive that became inaccessible, with weird file names. I scanned it with different antivirus programs, it's clean but nothing opens. How can I recover my data back?
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External Hard Drive Broken - Fixable?

I have a Seagate 4TB external usb hard drive that I believe has fallen (it was attached to a laptop). Now, when I plug it into my laptop, the white light on the drive turns on, but it is not ...
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Are there any common standard for USB Pen drive size? [duplicate]

I hope it is okay if I mention the brand and type in here. I have to backup my data. So first I bought Corsair Flash Voyager GS 128GB. The real size that I found is 127GB. Just, to make sure I want to ...
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Why is my USB 3.1 gen 2 adapter (USB C Female to USB A Male) causing bottlenecking?

I recently picked up an SSD and enclosure with a built in USB Cable. CrystalDiskMark shows a >500MB/s read speed and >400MB/s write speed with a direct USB C connection to a USB 3.1 gen 2 port, so all ...
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How to make USB read-only? [duplicate]

I'm on a project where i need to make USB only read-only format. a person should not be able to copy into USB or copy data from USB to any other device. I have no idea how to do it. any help would be ...
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USB 3.1 not appearing in Device Manager on Z370M board

I've got the Gigabyte Z370M D3H Rev 1.0 Board with USB 3.1 Gen 1 support. I have a USB 3.1 Docking Station (Mediasonic ProRaid USB 3.1 10Gbps Docking station) connected to it with WD Purple Drive. I ...
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RAM as RAM Disk [closed]

Is there anything or any way to use old RAM chips as a temporary USB drive? I know how to make a RAM disk on my laptop, which allocates RAM as a drive for temporarily storing files for quick use, but ...
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How do computers know the capacities of drives connected to them?

Plugging my 32GB USB drive into my computer, how does the computer know that it is a 32GB drive? Where is that information stored, and how is it retrieved?
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Best filesystem for (slow) usb key

I made a home video player with Kodi on a RaspberryPI. I plugged in a 128GB USB key to store movies on it but found it to be dead slow. I formatted it with FAT and other than the file size limit it's ...
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USB drive not detected & not showing up win10

Laptop : Asus x541u OS : windows 10 Hey guys,I've been struggling with this issue for a while ! My usb ports are not working I ran the usb troubleshoot but no results "usb controller is in a failed ...
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How to disable boot from USB?

My computer always tries to boot from external USB HDD. I have tried removing all other options from the boot priorities list, but it still boots to my external HDD. I have an Asus M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3. ...
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Can copying a file be tracked on Windows 10? [duplicate]

Can someone track if I copy a file from one USB drive to another with Windows 10?
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Linux not recognizing seagate usb drive

I have a new 4TB Seagate Expansion drive. I have tried this in both the USB3.0 and USB2.0 ports and get similar results. dmesg shows the drive getting noticed: [ 235.370616] usb 9-2: new ...
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Combine Debian netinst with a regular partition - USB

I wonder if it is possible to have a bootable Debian netinst USB drive while also retaining the ability to store regular files on that same drive. What I would like to have in the end is USB drive ...
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How to protect an external volume with UWF on Windows 10?

I'm trying to use Unified Write Filter (UWF) to protect the memory of our embedded device that runs Windows 10. The problem is that it doesn't have any internal volume, and UWF won't work with USB ...
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Decrease flashdrive capacity?

I have a media player device that can read a USB portable device. I bought a SanDisk Cruzer Blade 64 GB USB drive before I realized that the media player can only read up to 16 GB. I have tried a 16 ...
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Read-only USB flash drive [duplicate]

Today i installed ISO on my USB through Rufus. At the end of unpacking progress it gave me a crash and now my USB is in read-only mode. I tried all ways on Windows and even something on live Ubuntu. ...
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HDDs on USB-3.1c

I am planning to buy a new PC that has a 12 TB hard drive for "random" data and files, no programs. Now I also want a similar HDD to backup my files from time to time. The extrenal disk is usually at ...
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Is zfs suitable for this?

I have a little J1900 CPU server running debian linux with 8GB of ram and a 64GB SSD. I am using it to run a few very lightly loaded kvm virtual machines. It's not a very powerful server but demands ...
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Internal 2.5" HDD of old laptop connected via external USB SATA enclosure but no letter assigned, no way to access it

I open disk management in windows 7 and it is listed as a basic drive online with 75GB RAW (It is actually FAT), 243MB Active Primary partition and the bulk in a separate partition. If I right click ...
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Can't see file directory of USB drive

I have a new Dell XPS 13 laptop with Win 10. I have a USB hard drive that was plugged in to a Macbook Pro. I've now plugged it into the Dell. I cannot see the file directory. Win10 recognizes it (WD ...
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How can I upload files to Windows 10 from Samsung Galaxy S5?

I installed Android USB Driver on my Windows 10 laptop as well as Samsung Smart Switch on both a) Windows 10 laptop b) Samsung Galaxy S5 I tried to connect Windows laptop with Samsung phone via ...
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Connecting a USB type A drive with USB type C port on a computer

I have a hard drive with a USB 3.0 type A port that I want to connect to my computer's USB 3.1 type C port. Unfortunately when I connect it with a cable, the hard drive does not even power on. I have ...
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Terramaster D5-300 Linux support

I've bought a Terramaster D5-300 storage array from Amazon to build a simple but resilient storage array. The instructions are usable but not brilliant and the provided software is for Windows or Mac. ...
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4TB Seagate USB drive (ntfs) - Missing NTFS signature / corrupt Superblock

I have a serious problem with my main data drive. Yesterday I've moved large chunks of data out of an encrypted container when the power connection was interrupted and the disk rendered unusable. It ...
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Powershell Script To Start Process on USB Event Not Working Due To Device Having Multiple Partitions

I used this guide to set up a PowerShell Script that should execute my backup software when I plug a device with a certain label, however this doesn't seem to work in my case due to my external drive ...
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Transfer shortcuts to new computer

I was wondering if there is any way to transfer a shortcut to an application from one computer to another (by usb) while keeping the path intact. This is assuming the path does not change: (c:\user\...