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Devices that use the Universal Serial Bus data interface

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Do I need to zero out a new disk after formatting it?

Does anyone know if I should 'zero out' the new disk I bought? It was NTFS formatted so, unable to use it like that. I did a repartition to HFS+ in seconds, and then decided it might be better to ...
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How to keep data from an old Mac to restore later

I have a new Mac, and I want to selectively move files over from an old Mac. I've sold the old Mac and need to ship it today, so what I really want to do is simply take a complete copy of the HD in ...
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Odd hangs where monitor sleeps and sshd is still active post 10.9.3 update?

I am seeing an odd issue that I started to see during the 10.9.3 seeds and then it has carried on for the last two weeks or so. Oddly enough it also, for me, coincided with adding an Inateck KT7001 ...
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Way to bypass USB lockdown from the ProfileManager via command line?

As I manage a few MacBooks in a company we enforce security policies by Profile Manager. One of those policies is blocking USB ports. We have a group of people that we allow to use USB. It works well, ...
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Problem with bootable usb drives

So I have just created a windows 8 bootable drive using the tutorial at http://bleeptobleep.blogspot.fr/2013/02/mac-install-windows-7-or-8-on-external.html?m=1 But when I held down the option key at ...
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osx Captive Portal with USB to Ethernet adapter

I am trying to get the Captive Portal working on Mac osx. When using wifi to connect to my server, I get the expected wispr request to http://www.apple.com/library/test/success.html - however, using ...
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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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How to create a USB installer for Multiple OS on an OSX system?

I would like to be able to create a disk image (that I can transfer via Disk Utility.app to a large USB storage thumb drive) which is a multiboot installer for provisioning various operating systems ...
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Apple Lightning to Micro USB

I am in the process of wiring up some iPad carts but they bought keyboards for the iPads that need to be charged by Micro USB. The cart is already wired for Apple's Lightning and was wondering, is ...
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Install windows (bootcamp) without CD or USB Flash Drive

I'm currently trying to install windows on my macbook (13in, 2011), but without any success. My CD drive is dead (as a matter of facts its ruining any cds I put in it), and I simply cant boot via USB. ...
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Didn't Apple use to provide USB stick with OS X on it?

I'm quite new to the Apple Mac world, and I've been told that some of the older macs used to include a USB stick to boot the OSX Mountain Lion. I have a Macbook Pro with Mavericks, and there was no ...
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OS X Mavericks doesn't recognize my Nexus 5 when plugged in via USB

When I plug in my Nexus 5 into my Mid 2013 MacBook Air 11" nothing happens. It doesn't show up in the finder / on the desktop and when I enable USB tethering, it doesn't show up in my network ...
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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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WLAN USB adapter and 802.1X

I've recently bought a WLAN USB adapter for my Mac: EDUP EP-N8508 with chipset Realtek RTL8188CUS. It works perfectly with WEP and WPA/WPA2 hotspots, but I can't make it work with 802.1X. That ...
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Using old MacBook battery as an USB charger. Known adapters/cases?

I have an old MacBook with an OK battery. When I go out sailing or traveling I have a lead battery with me to be able to charge USB-things. iPhone, portable speakers, etc. The old MacBooks battery ...
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External drives won't mount on restart

One of my staff just got a new Mac mini with the USB 3 ports and Mavericks. It has 2 Seagate GoFlex 3TB hard drives connected: 1 for Time Machine, the other for Dropbox files. When the computer is ...
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Measuring activity of a serial device

I have a hardware RNG that appears as a serial device (/dev/tty.usbmodem1421) on my MBP. I have it continuously feeding /dev/random. However, if it were to ever stop, I wouldn't know it. Is there a ...
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USB Boot iMac 4,1

I have a Fat32 USB that I would like to boot on my iMac 4,1. The Mac does not recognize the device from the boot menu (option key on boot) and I have tried the Plop disk but it freezes when it says ...
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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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Mouse Power Issue

When I plug in a third party mouse into my iMac it does not get any power. I've tried the USB port on the keyboards and directly on the machine. I've tried two mice and one of them used to work (I ...
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Does the iPad draw more current when charging?

I seem to be able to charge my iPhone 5 on a variety of USB chargers (car ones included). My iPad retina (iPad 4) seems to be very fussy about which chargers it will actually charge up on. (The ...
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Apple A1277 USB ethernet adapter not working on MacBook Air

I've bought a USB ethernet adapter (A1277) and tried to make it work on my MacBook Air MD231 (mid 2012) and may OS is OS X Mavericks, but It's not working. I tried adding USB ethernet connection in ...
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Software-only way to disconnect and reconnect a USB device?

I have a DisplayLink 3rd monitor on a Mac Mini. Half the time I wake the computer up, the DisplayLink syncs but the graphics onscreen are garbled. Reaching behind the computer and ...
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Copy/Paste creates a hidden files

I have a copied music files to USD drive, but after copy/paste, the files are hidden. For example, in Finder: Console: And in hidden file there are a many attributes. Example: ...
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iPad lighting adapter for hdmi and USB

I've seen a few third party lightning adapters that have an hdmi port and a USB host port. Does anyone have experience using one and can guarantee that a particular model lets me mirror my iPads ...
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Can a mac do a bitwise copy of a USB disk with proprietary disk format?

I have a USB disk with a propietary format that I want to bitwise clone to a new identical drive. I have CCC but the disk doesn't show up in Finder. It does appear in Disk Utility. I tried ...
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Trying to set up a USB 2.0 with Tails and Virtual Box

So i want to set up a usb to have Virtual Box on it so that I can run tails in a VM in VB from the USB. I saw a similar post here:Can a VirtualBox Windows 7 virtual machine be installed on a USB hard ...
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Reconnect an external HDD after proper ejection [duplicate]

After I "properly eject" an external HDD or USB stick, can I "reconnect" it without physically unplugging it?
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Remount drive without physically disconnecting?

So I have unmounted a usb external hard drive but I went to re-mount it. Is there a command that I can use to remount the drive? Only way I know to re-mount a drive is to disconnect the usb cable ...
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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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USB external SuperDrive

I'm working off an older system, 10.5.8 and want to upgrade,but it won't let me without getting the 10.6.3 disc upgrade,now the problem with that is the internal cd drive won't work anymore and has a ...
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How to clone a bootable USB drive?

I have a USB drive that contains a bootable version of Windows 7, and I would like to make an exact copy of it, including boot sector, etc. so that I can easily restore it if needed. Is it possible ...
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Installed 32-bit Windows instead of 64-bit on my MacBook Air

Installed 32-bit Windows instead of 64-bit on my MacBook Air 2011. The Boot camp drivers are for 64-bit Windows 8 so they can't be installed. It doesn't see any USB drive including my external DVD ...
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Mac keyboard on powered hub does not work initially

I have a strange problem with my powered USB hub (USB 2.0) and my wired Apple keyboard which is plugged into that hub. When I turn on the MacBook Pro (Early 2013), running OS X 10.9, the external ...
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How to set VirtualBox in order to access external hard drives in guest Win7?

I have installed VirtualBox in order to use Windows 7 as guest on a Macbook Air running Mavericks (mainly to be able to use a printer that has no drivers for Mac). Also, I have installed the ...
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Sound card (Audionengine D1) not working on new MacBook Pro Retina

My soundcard (USB DLC Audioengine D1) is not working on my new MacBook. My old MacBook Air from 2012 has no problem with it. When plugged in the device, I get this weird error in the Console. Looks ...
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Creating a Bootable USB Drive: unable to download Mavericks again

I am following this guide to creating a Bootable USB Drive with Mavericks: How to Perform a Clean Install of OS X Mavericks However, I cannot find the Install OS X Mavericks.app file in my ...
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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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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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Big boo boo on reinstalling OS X Lion. Help!

I have OS X Lion and erased the hard drive to prepare and install Maverick. Can you hear the violin playing? Here are the issues: My hardrive (Toshiba 750G) resized down to its branch hardrive ...
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Installing Mavericks on USB pen to run on Windows PCs [closed]

How can I install Apple's Mavericks on a pen drive, that I can then plug into a windows machine and boot from it? I did that some years ago with 10.6: I installed it on a 16Gb pen drive and then I ...
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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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How do I remount USB Flash Drive or SD card?

I noticed that I could remount my USB hard drive through terminal after I eject it by typing diskutil list to find the drive and diskutil mountDisk /dev/disk"X"... So I tried to do the same with my ...
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Create a Bootable Windows USB from a OS X to work on a PC

What I need to archive is Create a Bootable usb drive from Windows 7 iso image using a Mac running. Use the flash drive to boot and install windows on a PC (not Mac) What I'm looking for is an app ...
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USB hub disconnects from Mac Pro occasionally

I have a 2013 Mac Pro (cylinder version) running 10.9.2 and I'm using a Monoprice 24-port USB2 hub with it. About once a day for the past few days, the hub has fallen off the USB bus, along with all ...
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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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Unable to boot from USB Mac

I am running OS X 10.9.2 on a late 2011 Macbook Pro. I created a Windows 7 install usb using bootcamp successfully but the startup screen is not recognizing the usb on reboot. Please help. Note: I ...
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Why does USB audio out mute after about 1 minute?

I am seeing the following behavior on a MacBook Air and an iMac. We have external speakers set up that we connect to via USB > external sound card > speakers. When we initially connect, the audio ...
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iPod Mini USB Car Connection

I'm trying to connect my old 2005 iPod Mini G2 (6gb) to my car using the original USB cable. My car is a 2011 Peugeot 508 with the RT6 Nav system. When I plug my iPhone 5 into the usb (using its own ...
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Dual booting windows and osx

I am usually a Windows /Linux user , i use my machine to develop C#/.NET and android applications , i recently purchased a used mac mini(late 2009,mac mini 3,1) it's pretty machine .It is equipped ...