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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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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Lost Drive Partitions - Where did the little lamb go

Ga-78lmt-usb3 Board with FX-8320 AMD Chip 32G Memory Onboard. 1TB WD Blue SSD as boot drive. PCI USB 3.0 Adapter used to connect to all external drives. Runs solid for a long time. Stablebit Program ...
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USB external drive not visible on an HP Pavilion DV7

I have an HP Pavilion DV7. The USB port seems to work for e.g. a mouse dongle, but an external USB drive is not recognised at all. It's not just that it doesn't access it; it's not visible in the ...
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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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USB storage asking for administrator elevation

I have a Windows 10 laptop. I have replaced its HDD with an SSD and reinstalled Windows 10 in the freshly installed SSD. Then I have taken the HDD and enclosed it in a USB hard-drive case. The USB ...
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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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Does the JMicron USB to M.2 adapter cache vendor and product name?

I bought an external case for a M.2 SSD together with a M.2 SSD module. When connecting the assembly (case+SSD) the first time to Linux, the SSD product reported was different from the product ...
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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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How can I access my PEN that is in my router?

I have the GR241AG router, and i access the USB in my house from my local account 192.168.1.254, but i want to acces over the internet! How can i do it ? thanks for the help!
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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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My USB stick is connected but not showing in cmd/diskpart/list disk? [duplicate]

My USB stick is showing in {This PC} but I can't format it or enter it (It says I/O error) I tried using Command Prompt but the same thing happened It shows that in diskpart the usb stick doesn't ...
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Block access of removeable storage device

Is there any way, I can block access of removeable storage devices with no logs in registry on my computer running windows 7? I tried following methods and with that access can be blocked but log ...
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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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USB 3.1 cable transferring 40MB/s

I have a WD Passport SSD with usb 3.1. With the stock cable I transfer data at 380-420MB/s. (Limited to SATA) I purchased a 10 foot usb C 3.1 gen 2 cable. With this new cable I only transfer data at ...
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New Flash SDD is copying as regular USB flash drive

I bought a new Seagate OneTouch SDD of 500Gb. I tried to pass some information, but it copy at regular speed. I ran a benchmark and the result was the same of my small SanDisk USB Flash of 32Gb, both ...
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How to format a usb flash drive to make it accept files larger 4gb?

What can I do to make a usb flash drive accept files larger 4gb? I noticed that some do not allow storing for single file larger 4gb. Is it about the format of the pendrive? Instead of FAT32 it should ...
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systemd / udisksd ignores /etc/fstab for mounting a Kindle as a mass storage device

For a Debian 10 machine, I have /etc/fstab set up like this for USB mass storage things: /dev/sdc1 /flash auto user,noauto 0 0 /dev/sdd1 /flash2 auto user,noauto 0 ...
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How to set up a RPi to act as a USB slave device?

I want to connect my Pi (or any other inexpensive device, really) to my TV via USB. This connection should have the TV as a master and the Pi as a slave. Network is not an option, as the TV supports ...
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Change what Windows does when a drive is inserted

When you insert a drive--typically a USB thumb drive--Windows asks what you want to happen each time you insert it. But once you've answered the question, you no longer have that choice. Where is ...
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SanDisk Extreme Pro USB 3.1 somewhat does not work

I recently bought a SanDisk Extreme PRO USB 3.1 128GB, model number SDCZ880-128G. Now here is the Problem: When I plug it into a Windows Computer, it prompts me to format it. It has a linux filesystem ...
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Lost USB access to my Samsung GS6 phone

All other devices on my Lubuntu 20.04LTS Desktop system hotplug fine, with a message asking if I want to open the device in my file manager. However, as of yesterday, I have lost this when I plug in ...
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otg for all usb types with usb female to female? [closed]

I need an otg cable for my different mobile devices usb type c, lightning connector and usb micro b. Can I use a usb type A female to usb type A female along with the original phone cables to connect ...
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WD My Books disappear after a random time on Win10

I have 2 WD My Books (2x8TB) attached to my HP Prodesk 440, running Windows 10, USB3.0. Both of the hard drives keeps disappearing after a random amount of time if they are not used, they does not ...
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Did the Kali Linux Persistence just destroy my new usb drive?

Sometimes life just doesn't want you to go into a certain direction. Today I decided to get into Kali Linux, so I actually went to the tech-store to buy a 32GB Intenso USB 3.1 flash drive. Since I ...
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Playing video from USB freezes entire system after hours

I'm trying to have an Intel Compute Stick play a playlist of videos non-stop from a USB stick. Tested with Windows 8 and PowerDVD - runs fine for a week in a row, no problem at all. Exact same ...
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Can I make Windows 10 leave my USB drives alone?

TLDR: please name anything I can modify or disable to minimize access to my USB drives when I am not actively using them I have two USB3.0 drives in a two way mirror storage space. They are also ...
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Cannot install Windows 10 from USB stick - issue with GRUB?

I have followed the instructions here and created a bootable Windows 10 USB stick, but when I try to run the installation the system keeps booting into the GRUB 2.0 bootloader. Unfortunately, I have ...
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How can I fix my Restic backups?

I am receiving a lot of messages from my personal backup/repository: $ restic stats repository 6d9f087d opened successfully, password is correct scanning… walking tree ...
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Deciding how to format a new flash USB drive

I have recently purchased a SanDisk 128GB drive and it came with FAT32. Though, I want exFAT to support large files. Is it enough to perform a Quick Format into exFAT or do I need to perform a full ...
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USB Memory stick won't show on explorer

I have read about all questions similar to mine but none of them is describing my problem. I purchased this 64GB USB memory stick from Fry's electronics about 3-4 months ago. SO the return period is ...
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Can't format USB disk because volume is offline

I have a USB disk that has gotten bollixed up and for the life of me, I can not reformat it and get back to square one. I attempted to create an Acronis Survival Kit using a WD Elements 2TB USB disk....
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Connect one USB storage to two ports for more data load capacity

Hi everyone here is a tricky question... I have two USB 2 ports on my laptop and an ADATA external storage, I wonder is there any way to connect one USB device(my storage) to two USB ports for more ...

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