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Do USB *cables* have versions, just like USB *ports* and USB *devices*?

USB cables are manufactured for the port version they represent. Although USB is backwards compatible, and yes, that does mean a slow cable will work on a fast port, the cable is limited in its ...
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Why do some FAT32 / ExFAT formatted USB pen drives only work in Windows?

Pendrive can have MBR or not. File system (exFAT, FATs) can be created at the beginning of the drive, where should be MBR. The difference can make drive not visible in some operating systems. Check ...
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Docking station that connects to laptop via USB-C: can I connect it to a USB-3.0 port, using an adapter?

The short answer is "no". The long answer is that the USB-A dock you remember and a DisplayPort over USB-C dock work very differently. The USB-A dock has a USB graphics solution (think of it ...
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Why do some FAT32 / ExFAT formatted USB pen drives only work in Windows?

Put them into Linux machine (Raspberry Pi is enough) and run dmesg and lsusb to make sure it sees them at all and what it thinks about them. Then, if you find out they aren't recognized as mass ...
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