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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What does “Synchronize Cache(10) failed: Result: hostbyte=DID_ERROR driverbyte=DRIVER_OK” in dmesg mean?

When I power-off an external USB 3.0 SSD (hard drive enclosing containing a 2,5-inch Samsung SSD, attached via a USB 3.0 cable to a USB-A 2.0 or 3.0 computer port; the partitions have been already ...
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USB 3 works, USB 2/1 doesn't work. The Root Hub reports "HubIs2xCapable: 0 (Is not 2.x capable)"

The USB ports on my laptop only work with USB 3.x devices, but not USB 1/2. I've confirmed with a multimeter that the DATA+/DATA- pins are silent, even when talking to a USB 3.0 drive. What could ...
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What's the most robust data medium for long-term cold (shelf, archival) storage? [duplicate]

I've been looking, for some time, for a class of storage medium that's particularly well-suited to archival storage (also known as 'cold' or 'shelf' storage; ie literally leaving it unconnected from ...
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USB flash drive doesn't work properly after making it bootable

I burned Raspbian buster lite on my USB drive. Now I can only use it as storage. I can see the USB flash drive and I can copy on it, but it doesn't accept any burning tool anymore. What I have tried: ...
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Is it possible for multiple users to access a Samba share concurrently?

So I'm planning on mining Ethereum, and found that the blockchain is about 1 tb! None of my computers have the disk space to store this gargantuan blockchain. However I do have a 2 tb USB hard drive ...
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Windows 10 - Won't recognise USB stick after one is removed

I have an issue with Windows 10, which has only appeared in the last month or so, where I can put a USB memory stick in and Windows 10 will recognise it and allow me to use it, but once I have "...
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How can I safely eject USB disks in Openmediavault?

I have an external hard drive connected by usb to a PC with the Openmediavault Nas system. I'd like to be able to eject the drive out of the way and unplug it from power via a wifi plug when I'm not ...
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UAS USB driver problems with Linux, but not with windows, technical explanation

I'm also getting a lot of these uas_eh_device_reset_handler errors like alread described here https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/441668/debian-usb3-hdd-uas-i-o-errors : Feb 17 01:14:13 ...
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USB disk drive fails after sleep, but only some folders

I have a Seagate Backup Plus Drive connected via USB to my Windows 10 computer. I use it to save my backup files from Macrium home. After my computer has been in sleep mode and then restarted, I find ...
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Reconnecting USB drive

I have a Lenovo ThinkCenter M900 running Win10 Pro, all has been working well until recently. When I boot I can connect to an external USB drive. When I disconnect the drive there a an error in the ...
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Fastest way to clone a 128gb usb stick with over 100k files

I have a 128gb usb 2.0 stick and it has many small files. In total about 100k files and it takes at least 6 hours just to copy all these files onto another usb stick. What is the fastest way to clone ...
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How to restore files from a 2020 Samsung DUO Plus USB-C Flash Drive 256GB that doesn't mount at all

I have a 2020 Samsung DUO Plus USB-C Flash Drive 256GB that doesn't mount. I tried on Windows 10 and Mac OSX Catalina. On OSX Catalina, Disk Utility doesn't detect the drive at all and System ...
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External SSD is recognize only with lsusb

I've an external SSD with an encrypted mx-linux-19-live on it. When i boot on it, it's ok; but when i am on my installed mx-linux system, i can't mount the usb drive. lsusb diplay it : (device 009) ...
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Are usb 2.0 limitations below 150 mbps for hard drive file share

I'm planning on having a Raspberry Pi in my basement with a copuple of usb 3.0 hard drives so it would work kinda like a NAS. The USB drive can only do about 150 mbps which is fine but I'm looking at ...
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GParted USB Allocation Boot Swap Configuration

*I only have access to a Command Line via GParted and some Debian Boot Option, and would really like help or advice to learn how to swap boot configs without loosing the data to initiate the Win 11 ...
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Do modern USB external disks need parking or "safe removal"? What is the recommended way to turn them off?

I am trying to turn the off when I do not use it, as Seagate 3.5-inch USB drives never seem to lower the spinning speed even after I have not accessed the drive for hours. I would like to use the &...
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Hacking an Automated Air Gap backup with USB drives

I am wanting to create an automated air gapped backup onto a couple of USB hard drives. (FWIW, the server these will connect to a Linux server). I'm fairly certain I can build a circuit which will ...
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How much current can an externally powered USB3 hub supply to each port?

Problem Description: I have a WD My Passport 4TB 2.5" USB3 HDD (bus powered). I've been using it as network drive connected to the USB2 port of a Pi3 for 18 months now. Over the last few months ...
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Linux USB mass storage gadget issues with large drives

I'm trying to make a linux device act as a large USB drive with a USB port in OTG/device mode. The g_mass_storage module works well with backing files up to 2Tb of size, but I can't find a way to ...
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Corrupted USB Drive in exFat format

I was backing up some files from my laptop to my 1TB USB Drive in exFat format. During the file transfer, the progress suddenly stopped and I got the message "The Semaphore Timeout Period Has ...
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Whole System Freezes when Externally USB connected HDD’s fails

Our Server Freezes suddenly when one of the external USB Hard disk connected fails during the backup process. The Server stops responding and can be shutdown only if we long press the power button. ...
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Gaming on external hdd

I have a dual boot server, both OSes are optimized for working. But I would like to play once in a while some online games. I found out, that I can install Windows 10 on an external HDD. Do you know, ...
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Bootable USB HD

I have an USB external hard disk with windows DVD files AND my personal files To boot on this HD, all I had to do was change UEFI to Legacy on the BIOS Now, I don't have this option. Also, don't have ...
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How to get rid of empty/phantom drives — like an Empty USB card reader — in Windows?

I had this glitch earlier when connecting a USB-C hub with a Micro SD card and an Anker USB SD card reader with Micro SD card, it was when plugging both in with micro-sd cards, Windows File Explorer ...
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USB hard drive not accessible from Ubuntu VMware guest on Windows 10 host

Hardware configuration USB external hard drive (previously internal); here there are three partitions (i) Ubuntu, (ii) Windows 10, (iii) data; internal SSD; here there is Windows 10 and the virtual ...
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Cannot safely remove device

Am unable to safely remove my hard disk even after ensuring that all the running programs are closed. Am fearing it may damage my disk. How best can I go about it?
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Unable to boot Ubuntu from external USB hard drive, kernel panic

The same system has booted fine in the past. Now, when I try to boot, it fails. In recovery mode, it ends in: Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0) The GRUB ...
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Disable Windows Defender in Windows 10 20H2

I can't safely eject/remove my USB hard drive, because Windows Defender is accessing it all the time: Die Anwendung \Device\HarddiskVolume6\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Platform\4.18.2103.3-...
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is it ok to leave external ssd drive plugged in?

I Usually prefer to keep my USB flash drive plugged in all the time and got no problem with it. But this time I am planning to get a new portable ssd for bigger capacity. This is what it looks like as ...
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Why do some SATA to USB adapters list a maximum supported drive size?

Many SATA to USB adapters list a maximum supported size such as 4TB, 10TB, etc. Why? For example, this adapter lists a 4TB max whereas this other popular adapter lists 12TB as the max supported. Here ...
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Is a USB flash drive basically equivalent to a USB card reader plus an SD card?

Is a USB flash drive basically equivalent to a USB card reader plus an SD card (or microSD card)? Or are they really two different beasts? Related: Performance difference between SD and MicroSD cards?...
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Hard drive not detected after replacing board

I have a 4TB WD “Elements” (WD Blue inside of the casing) Model: WD40NMZW-11GX681 portable drive that I use for my Xbox One. The drive has stopped working. When I plug it in nothing happens, it doesn’...
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Backup from an external USB-storage plugged in a FritzBox

I'm using an external USB-disk connected to a Fritz!Box for storing data. The data is accessible to all computers in the LAN by a share - this works fine! But now I want to backup the data from this ...
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USB drive gets hot/warm even when computer is turned off (but power supply is plugged in)

I noticed something weird today. I left my USB drive (SANDISK) on my desktop computer. When I unplug the USB after a few days, I noticed that the USB drive is warm. (I didn't turn the computer on at ...
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Storage devices fillled up but file still written to it

I created a bootable thumb drive for my windows installation and Ubuntu live CD, it also contains some windows exe (applications). IMO in order to prevent against virus I came to the idea that I had ...
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In Win10 can anyone identify a security package that forces me to register all USB storage devices with a business network?

I'm trying to repurpose a Win10 business laptop from a large organization. A friend was gifted it when she was layed off but it was as is. I removed it from their network, unraveled their security ...
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External USB drive does not appear in Windows Explorer when connected to the front panel of the PC

External drive does not appear in Windows Explorer. The problem arose unexpectedly with the USB ports on the front panel of PC. All specified USB ports are version 2.0 and initially everything worked ...
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How to trick a computer into thinking the hardware plugged into the USB has been taken out and reinserted?

I'm in a bit of a pickle, and I can't go and manually fix the issue because of covid restrictions. I have some older data collection equipment that I had left offloading data via a USB port to a ...
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How do scammers fake the amount of storage on USB sticks?

I've seen a lot of ads recently regarding usb sticks and SSD's with insane storage amounts relative to their price ($10 for 2TB etc.) Now, this is obviously a scam, but after watching a few youtube ...
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How do I transfer user (documents, music, etc) files from a replaced windows 10 harddisk

I have replaced the system disk in a laptop with a new SSD and put a clean install of Windows 10 on the laptop. I have the old harddisk connected ver a converter to a USB port and can see the User ...
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USB storage devices only work in one port

On a newly-built Win10 x64 Pro machine, only one of the front-panel USB ports works with storage media -- any type, I've tried known-good thumb drives, SD card readers, a DVD burner, and external HDDs,...
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Problems with the WD passport

I have a wd passport. Every month or so; I backup the contents of all my PCs i.e. PC; tablet and laptop. There is a lot of stuff I don't want to lose e.g. correspondence letters; software ...
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What is USB Flash Drive Read Speed?

I know that copying data from a USB Flash Drive to another drive refers to Read Speed. But when I googled for it now, I've come across many websites that say the Read Speed is how long it takes to &...
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Determine which protocol is being used over USB?

How can I see which protocol is being used over USB? I would like to verify that NVMe is being used over Thunderbolt 3/USB 3. It behaves as the NVMe enclosure advertised–I could probably boot off this ...
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How to force encryption when transferring a file to a removable storage device in Linux

I am trying to force encryption when transferring a file to a removable storage, but I could not figure how. The scenario is that a user plugs in a USB memory stick which may already contain some ...
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How to encrypt a usb drive which already has data on it

There is an external hard drive of almost 1Tb which has about 650Gb of data on it, the external HD is connected to computers via USB interface. As far as I'm aware, this external HD is for all intents ...
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How USB automount works internally in ubuntu 18.04?

I just want to understand how USB automount works in Ubuntu especially in 18.04. When an USB drive is connected to USB port what all things happen and what utilities or scripts or udev rules(probably) ...
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Partitions on external backup drive - are they useful?

I have PC with Windows 7 and two drives: SSD 256 GB (system, 1 partition), HDD 3 TB (data, 3 partitions - 1 TB each). I have also second HDD 3 TB in external HDD case which is using USB port to ...
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USB ports only works with mouse and keyboard

So i joined this company and they had a specialist before that disabled all the usb ports to prevent people from using external devices such as external hard drives, phones CDs... Only 2 ports work ...
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USB Drive not recognized by Win7 but Win10 Ok

I have a WD 1TB Passport USB drive. On my Win10 machine, it opens just file and shows up under as a drive under "Computer". On Win7 it doesnt: when I plug it in, I only see "WD Unlocker&...
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