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Thunderbolt SSD or USB 3 SSD - Need an external SSD drive

I'm planing to get an SSD(500GB) probably Samsung EVO or Corsair(LS,LX,GT) & seagate thunderbolt adapter for my macbook pros' 2011 and 2013 Retina. ⌘ - I've already upgraded my 2011 MBP with ...
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Cardbus USB 64bit drivers

Are there any Cardbus expresscards with USB 2.0 or 3.0 ports (one or more) that is compatible with the current Mac OS X (Mavericks 10.9.4)? This most likely mean the card has 64bit kernel drivers. ...
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iPad Air Not Charging on Left USB of Retina MBP '15

I am trying to charge my iPad Air via the USB ports on my '15 Retina Macbook Pro. When I plug it into the port on the right side of the device, it charges fine, but when I plug it into the left-side ...
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USB keyboard no longer works in one USB port on a MacBook

I recently got a Apple USB keyboard, and have been using it on my late 2013 MacBook Pro 13". It worked fine in either the left or right USB ports. However, yesterday it stopped working in the left ...
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Why aren't Thunderbolt to USB 3.0 cables/adapters available?

I have the Late 2013 Macbook Pro, which has two USB 3.0 ports and two Thunderbolt 2 ports. I currently use both USB 3.0 ports and one TB2 port. I want to connect a third USB 3.0 device to the machine, ...
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1answer
650 views

No bootable device found ( Install windows on Mac )

I'm owning a macbook pro 13 inch mid 2009 and a USB thumb drive Kingston DataTraveler 100G3 16 GB. I successfully installed Windows 7 on my Mac using Bootcamp ( with a little trick to enable "Creat a ...
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1answer
51 views

Create a LAN between Mac Mini and two MacBooks without internet

I have a Mac Mini (with USB 3.0 ports, one Thunderbolt port, and one Ethernet port) and two MacBooks (both with Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 but no Ethernet ports). I want to use the Mac Mini as a central ...
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How do I get my mac to re-scan for devices? -> Keyboard stops working after usb hub/dock with keyboard/mouse connected

I have a Dock at home and work. They both use versions of the pluggable usb 3.0 chipset. Each dock has a keyboard and trackball attached. When I move from one dock to another the keyboard and ...
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1answer
30 views

Disk not readable message when using

If I try to use either of the two usb ports on my macbook pro, I get the following message "The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer." and I don't have a disk inserted anywhere... I ...
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How may an Apple's USB port be used to control simple electronic devices e.g. LED(s)?

How may an Apple's USB port be used to control simple electronic devices e.g. LED(s) ? I'm happy for any workable answer, but hopefully someone may know of a link to a supplier of a cheap USB ...
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USB port not working properly

I have a late 2011 mac book pro. I have tried everything: PRAM reset SMC reset (Which caused my laptops internal hardrive to die. So be careful) Update the software from 10.8 to 10.9 And nothing ...
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0answers
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Macbook often won't shutdown if external not manually unmounted first

If I don't have my external hard drive plugged in, or if I eject it first, the computer shuts down very fast thanks to my SSD. But if I don't eject it first, it either takes much longer to shut down ...
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31 views

Lacie Porsche not working on MBP 15"

I've bought a Lacie Porsche usb key two weeks ago and it used to work well but now I can't mount it on my MBP, it's not even detected by the system profiler... But it works well on a friend MBA or ...
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1answer
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Extremely slow write speed to encrypted external drive on Mavericks

Writing to a fully encrypted USB flash drive on Mavericks is extremely slow. The drive model I used for testing was a Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 (64 GB). I tested transfer speeds by ...
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2answers
286 views

SDXC Card or USB 3 pen drive - which one should I buy, and which one is better

I have MacBook Air (13", Mid 2013) and my father has MacBook Pro (13", Mid 2012). Both MacBooks have SDXC card slot, and both support/ has USB 3 ports. We are thinking of moving iPhoto library to ...
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44 views

How to make a small storage in my macbook to act as a USB stick?

I want to partition 128Mb out of my macbook hard drive and use it as an external usb; mainly for scanners that they can stick a usb stick into. This way I won't need to install drivers for every ...
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0answers
37 views

Which Mac models use more than 1 PCIe lane for USB 3 busses?

The 2013 Mac Pro uses only a single PCIe lane for all four USB 3 ports. That means aggregate bandwidth is limited to 500MBps each direction, or 1/4 of the USB 3 potential. source: Anand Tech The ...
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2answers
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MacBook Pro not booting off OS X Mavericks USB Drive

I'm trying to do a clean install of OS X Mavericks 10.9.1 from a USB drive on my new MacBook Pro 15" Retina (late 2013 model). Here are my steps: Turn off the Mac Hold Option Turn on the Mac Select ...
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Internal keyboard and trackpad stop working after plugging in USB device

I got a new MacBook Pro with OS X Mavericks. When connecting my phone via USB, the internal keyboard and the trackpad immediately stop working -- not always but in most cases. The bluetooth mouse and ...
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146 views

Mac USB Linux boot disk

I have a 13" MacBook Pro early 2011 model. It will not boot from any Linux USB boot disks I have created. I know these disks are working on later models as I have tried with 2012 Retina 15" booting ...
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2answers
2k views

Is it possible to make a bootable USB stick for a Macbook Pro to do firmware update?

I know there are some possible duplicates. But the questions are not solved. Such as: Copy Crucial SSD Firmware Update ISO to Bootable USB I am trying to upgrade the firmware of my SSD (crucial m500) ...
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2answers
425 views

Can I charge my Samsung Omnia W with MacBook Pro USB port?

Currently, I am using a Samsung Omnia W and mostly I am using my MacBook Pro's USB port for charging it. Is it fine for charging the battery in the mobile phone? Sometimes, I have received a 'high ...
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2answers
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Finder can't recognize USB drive

When I put in a USB drive, VMWare asked me if I want to connect it to Mac or Windows, and the USB drive shows up in Disk Utility, so I can confirm that the USB is not broken and USB port is also ...
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1answer
496 views

Flash drive not recognised - Unknown device: “Voyager Mini 3.0”

I have a Retina Macbook Pro and have just received 6 x Voyager Mini USB 3.0 64GB drives (as gifts for colleagues). I've tried 3 of the drives and while they work in Windows 7 and Linux (Ubuntu ...
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Macbook Pro boots successfully when using hard drive in USB enclosure but doesn't boot when connected internally

Apologies for the long question. I will keep it as simple as I can. Last week my Macbook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010) started to act strange. It started when I tried to open Skype and received an error ...
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1answer
143 views

USB Pluggable speakers for Macbook Pro 13" Late 2011?

What are some good USB plugged-in/pluggable speakers for Macbook Pro 13" Late 2011? My MacBook Pro late 2011 has its headphone jackets broken due to a stuck headphone jack, and my warranty's out. ...
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1answer
75 views

using MacBook Pro as keyboad

I was wanting to know if i could use my laptop as a keyboard, i am wanting to plug a device into my laptop's USB port and send keystrokes from the keyboard out of the USB port, the connected device ...
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70 views

Wireless USB adaptors for Macs

We've just got a new projector at work which sports fancy Wireless VGA connectivity. We have a Wireless USB adaptor to connect to it, but there are no drivers for Macs and OS X available for it. I've ...
2
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1answer
340 views

No power through USB for Roland A-49

I just plugged my Roland A-49 to my MacBook Pro (Early 2011 2.3 GHz). The MIDI keyboard would have its power supplied via USB, but it has no power. The specification says it needs 98 mA current, which ...
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1answer
2k views

Momentary freeze in Mac OS X on USB device atachment

This seems to have only started recently, but every time I attach a USB device or removable media (SD Card) to my Mac Book Pro running OS X 10.8.3 there is a freeze in the mouse cursor for a few ...
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2answers
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USB Port of Macbook frequently stop working

One of the two USB ports of my Macbook Pro stop working frequently. Once I reboot the computer, then two USB ports work well. But one of them (always the same one makes the problem) stops working. I ...
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1answer
3k views

WD Passport External USB Drive - Really slow on Macbook

I just got a Western Digital 2 TB "My Passport" USB drive and connected it to my macbook pro (it says it supports USB 3). But when I tried to copy my photo library it said it would take 40 hours? ...
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1answer
456 views

Clean install of Mountain Lion on MBP early 2011 failed

I want to install a fresh version of mountain lion via usb stick on my macbookpro (early 2011) + new Samsung 840 SSD. (NVRAM cleared, HDD Empty) 1.) I created a usb installer as described here: ...
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Multiple monitors get mixed up

I am on OSX Lion, with a MacBook Pro. I am using the DisplayPort for an external monitor and two USB Diamond BVU195 for two extra monitors. Each time when I turn my computer on, the two monitors get ...
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2answers
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USB 2.0 hard disk does not show up

I have a 15-inch Macbook Pro with Retina Display that doesn't work with my USB 2 hard disk. It doesn't mount, doesn't show up in Disk Utility, and doesn't even show up in System Information in the ...
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5answers
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Which Macbook Pro USB port should I use to charge an iPad?

I heard that one of the two USB ports provides more power, decreasing the charging time. Still, I forgot which one is the powerful one. I would be nice to give a hint that's easy to rememeber ;) It ...
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2answers
169 views

Best macbook batteries strategies to watch a movie stored on an external USB hard drive

Which is the best strategy to save the batteries of your macbook pro, to watch a movie that is stored on an usb hard drive (powered by the macbook) ? 1) Plug the usb hard drive and watch the movie ...
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MacBook Pro with Mountain Lion freezes frequently (full screen Flash in Chrome, Messages, HTC on USB)

Problems following an upgrade to Mountain Lion on a 13-inch, Early 2011 MacBook Pro (MacBookPro8,1 with Intel HD Graphics 3000). With Google Chrome, I was watching YouTube video fullscreen – Flash ...
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2answers
7k views

Why might one USB port be problematic on a MacBook Pro?

Background I sometimes find that the frontmost of three ports on a 2009 MacBookPro5,2 is less capable than the other ports. This frontmost port with an independent bus seems: good enough to ...
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3answers
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Install Windows 7 on MacBook Pro via USB?

I've read many posts here and on other forums about installing Windows 7 from a USB stick, and I really don't want to start messing about with the VM Ware Fusion or Parallels options. Last resort ...
2
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1answer
222 views

MacBook Pro 13" SATA controller

Does anyone know from a trusted source if the new MacBook Pro 13" (2012) has SATA III? On Google, some places said SATA II and couldn't find any info on Apple's site. I also have one more question: ...
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Frontmost USB port stopped working properly on a MacBook Pro 13" Late 2011

I bought my Macbook Pro new this year in Jan 2012; it is the 13" Core i5 SKU. The USB port furthest from the screen on the left does not work with storage devices, though I have tested it with a USB ...
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3answers
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Macbook Pro (Late 2011) Bootcamp and USB boot questions

I have a Macbook Pro with an OWC DataDoubler drive caddy replacing the Superdrive (installed at an Apple premium reseller, when I bought it, so I can still have my warranty). The main drive slot has ...
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1answer
1k views

AppleUSBCDC weirdness after strange incident

I use my MBP propped on one of those laptop stands, ergo my external USB mouse and USB keyboard (both generic cheap-ass Logitechs) are always connected through a powered Belkin USB hub. Yesterday I ...
2
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1answer
7k views

Can I use regular mouse with my MacBook Pro 2011 using Mac OS Lion?

I saw one of my friends using a regular A4Tech OP-620D USB mouse with a MacBook Pro 2010 and Mac OS 10.6.7. I tried to use a local brand USB mouse on my machine but it didn't work. It showed ...
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1answer
2k views

Make external optical drive appear identical to internal SuperDrive?

Is there a way to make a external optical drive appear to applications as though it were an internal SuperDrive? I am using the optical drive bay in my MacBook Pro for a secondary hard drive, and I ...
2
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3answers
740 views

Why doesn't anything happen when I connect my Nexus S to a MacBook Pro 2010 using a USB cable?

I've tried to connect a Nexus S to a MBP 2010 via USB. After connection, the Mac does not respond. Anybody know why? I have tried it with a powered USB hub and get the same result: No responses for ...
2
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5answers
10k views

Are any of the USB ports on a Macbook Pro “always on”

Always on USB ports will provide power to a device even when the laptop is shut down. Obviously this can be problematic for battery issues, but sometimes a user wants this capability all things ...
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6answers
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MacBook Pro USB Ports Not working

I have a MacBook Pro mid 2009 computer. Connecting my usb flash stick doesn't do anything, I tried both ports but not working. I tried connecting an iPad, the iPad charges but it doesn't open show in ...
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3answers
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Why doesn't my headset microphone work?

I got a SteelSeries headset for Christmas and I plugged it into my MacBook Pro. The audio output works fine, but I am having issues with the audio input. I saw this post which talked about some power ...