Devices that use the Universal Serial Bus data interface

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Using OS X Lion on a main SL mac - use USB key instead of partition?

I need some advice. I am new and non-techy so please could you help me on a simplified level. I am running Snow Leopard on my Mac which I am happy with. I will upgrade to Mountain Lion later but I ...
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Which Mac mini with 3 USB controllers can be recommended for high bandwidth USB traffic?

I'm currently looking for a Mac mini for development. I know the FAQ says no programming, but please bare with me, there's nothing related to code in my question. I will need to connect 3 Kinect ...
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Mac Pro USB ports competing for power?

I have an '08 Mac Pro. If I try plugging in my Belkin N150, it works. Then if I plug in my iPad to the slot beneath it, the wireless kicks out. Then if I plug the wireless back in, they both work. So ...
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Can you boot a MacBook Air from a USB 3 external hard drive?

Macs have long been able to boot from external FireWire hard drives. I don’t think they’ve been able to boot from external USB 2 drives though. The new MacBook Air (2012) has USB 3.0. Can it boot ...
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USB flash drive in ExFat doesn't unmount

I need to transfer large files (9 GB) from my Mac to a PC. I bought a 64 GB flash drive, and it wouldn't work because it was in FAT 32 format and I couldnt transfer such a large file. I reformatted ...
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Plugging iPad into computer turns on Personal Hotspot with one connection

I have a new iPad (iPad 3) with personal hotspot turned on. I also have a Macbook Air connected to my local wireless network (the Air is not connected to the iPad personal hotspot). However, when I ...
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Mac support for Blu-Ray

I would like to buy an external Blu-Ray drive. I have a specific model in mind (the LG CP40NG10), but I'm open to suggestions if anybody has a different one they recommend. The documentation says ...
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Apple USB ethernet adapter is not detected

I have a Macbook Air running 10.7.4 and I'm trying to connect to ethernet using the official Apple USB to ethernet adapter. However, the mac never detects the new network interface. It never displays ...
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Do any USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet adapter work with OS X?

Yes, I know there is a solution available from Apple for Thunderbolt. Yes, I know there is a solution available from Apple for USB 2.0 to fast Ethernet (10/100). I am looking for an adapter to plug ...
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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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How do I install Linux on an Intel iMac with no OS nor CD drive

What I want: Linux on an Intel iMac (Core Duo). What I have: An empty PC (17" Intel iMac) with broken CD drive. It's model A1173. This PC with Ubuntu 12.04 and an old Windows Vista partition. a ...
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USB keyboard and mouse freeze OS X when being reconnected (MacBook Air) [closed]

I use my MacBook Air (OS X 10.7.4) with the Apple USB keyboard with numpad and the USB mouse (connected to the keyboard). Perhaps unrelated, I also use an external monitor. If I am lucky, the ...
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Can I get S.M.A.R.T. support on external hard drives?

Disk Utility reports the S.M.A.R.T. Status as not verified for external disks, and by default Mac OS X only seems able to access S.M.A.R.T. information on internal hard drives. Is there a way to get ...
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Air + Lion : plug in USB, keyboard/pad stop working

I have a Macbook Air with Lion. "Most of the time" / "Intermittently", when I plug in a USB device, the built-in keyboard/pad stop working. I find this fairly frustrating. Does anyone know what's ...
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How to transfer a file from iPhone to computer when there is no Internet?

I have a word doc saved as an attachment in my inbox. I can read it using my iPhone 4S, but I can't edit it, and anyway, I want to edit it on my MacBook Pro. But there is (was) no Internet where I ...
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Creating a Lion USB Drive from the Lion installer? [duplicate]

I have bought Lion on the AppStore and burned an installation DVD from the DMG file (and subsequently lost the DMG file). Since DVDs are a bit clumsy and not available on all systems, I want to buy a ...
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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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Operating System Not Found from bootable USB?

Hi I am trying to create a bootable USB for Windows 7 (I have superdrive removed). I went the rEFIt + Microsoft Bootable USB Tool route and keep getting "Operating System Not Found". I also checked ...
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Can't restore image to USB stick

When I try to restore, I get message: Could not validate source - Operation not supported haven't seen anything like this on the web
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USB pendrive/disk formatting clarification

I have three doubts regarding USB pendrive formatting. 1) Is there is any simple/quick way to format the USB pendrive from MacBook Pro? Now, I am doing this by Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility ...
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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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How can I boot a 2012 Mac Mini off of a USB thumbdrive with CentOS on it?

I have a 2012 Mac Mini running OS X 10.7.3. On another PC, I have created a USB boot disc with CentOS 6.2 on it. The goal was to install CentOS onto the Mini. The USB drive is MBR partitioned and ...
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What is a USB wifi dongle/adaptor with drivers that integrate with AirPort?

I've tried the D-Link DWA-131 and Ralink-based generic adaptors available on Amazon.com such as the Rt 2571/2573. After installing the driver, they all require you to use a separate configuration ...
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Why do I lose my USB speakers after reconnecting with VMWare Fusion 3 running?

Here's my setup: I have a set of Altec Lansing FX5051 speakers that I run through the USB port. I also run VMWare Fusion (sometimes in Unity mode, sometimes single window, I don't think it matters) ...
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Inconsistent mouse behavior in Lion

Two different mice?mouses? work for a while and then the light connection gets intermittent and eventually is lost. The pointer is then inactivated - but I can use the scroll wheel on the mouse and ...
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Ejecting USB drive via AppleScript does not make drive power down

On startup, I eject my external USB disks with the following AppleScript: try do shell script "diskutil eject \"/Volumes/USB Backup\"" end try This works as expected: the drive powers down. ...
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How can I use a TP-LINK WiFi USB interface in OS X Lion?

I happen to have a TP-LINK TL-WN821N (it's a WiFi USB stick) around. Is there any chance to get that working on a Mac mini running OS X Lion? There are no official drivers but it seems there are some ...
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Swapping Modifier Keys on a PS/2 Keyboard

I've been using an IBM SpaceSaver II very successfully with my Mac Pro through one of those cheap PS2 > USB converters for about the last six or seven years. Recently, possibly after upgrading to Snow ...
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At what point do iPads stop displaying “not charging” when connected to power?

I am curious if anyone has measured directly or found an authoritative reference that documents at which point the various iPad will display charging and not "not charging" in the menu bar while ...
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Boot from USB on MacBook 1.1 (early 2007)

I’m trying to install Windows 8 from USB on my MacBook 1.1 (early 2007). I have tried booting using rEFIt (on 10.6): Partition my USB key as MBR: the Windows 8 logo fish stays stuck forever. ...
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How can I make a flash drive with a portable app that runs without admin permission?

I'd like to have a flash drive with my common programs on it. That, combined with SkyDrive, allows me to be productive anywhere. Unfortunately, I can't do this on Macs that don't give me admin ...
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Can I use a USB headset with my iPad's camera connection kit?

I know the camera connection kit can be used with USB microphones, but I'm wondering if USB headsets will work as well — both the speakers and the microphone — and whether this requires special ...
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Can I copy SD cards using an iPod touch?

I'd like to backup photos taken on my dSLR camera on SD cards. Can I use a USB adapter to copy an SD card into the iPod's local memory, then attach a different SD card and copy the files to that?
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iPhone USB Tethering Problem

I have a strange little problem on my hands here. All this while, I've been using iPhone tethering via USB, and all was well. However, today afternoon, my iPhone USB interface in the Network pane ...
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How to make USB optical mouse work with MacBook Air?

I just bought a MacBook Air and a cheap Leadership USB optical mouse, which I can't get to work with the MacBook. It works fine with Windows and Linux, and the Macbook Air USB ports are fine. I ...
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iMac iPhone USB Internet Sharing

I have a MacBook Pro and a iMac. On the MacBook I see a network interface named "iPhone USB" in my Network Settings. On the MacBook the internet sharing over usb works fine. But on the iMac it doesn't ...
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iPod Reverse Tethering via USB

I want to use my computer's net connection for my iPod Touch via USB cable. Creating a wireless AP is not an option as I do not want to setup an AP. iPod Touch - IOS5.x Computer - Win7 Bonus - OSX ...
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Ejecting USB-Partitions on boot - works but not entirely

I have an USB drive with four partitions. SuperDuper uses these partitions to back up my mac. Since SuperDuper is scheduled, I have the USB drive constantly connected. But quite frankly the noise of ...
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My external disk made a clicking noise. What should I do?

I have a USB2+Firewire external disk that made a clicking noise, and Mac OS X immediately unmounted it and put up a dialog box saying that a peripheral is misbehaving. The disk made a clicking noise ...
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Why doesn't my MacBook recognize my USB keyboard when it wakes from sleep?

I have 13-inch, early 2008 MacBook running OS X 10.7.3, and recently, the trackpad started developing some problems, so I attached an external keyboard and mouse. It works great, except that when ...
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Which USB floppy drives can read HFS-formatted 400K & 800K floppies?

Does anyone know of a USB floppy drive model that can read old 400K & 800K Classic Mac OS (HFS) floppies? I have an Iomega Floppy Plus, but it can only read 1.44MB HFS floppies.
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How do I mount ejected external USB flash storage?

Suppose that we connect our flash USB drive to a MacBook, then eject this storage from Finder sidebar. Now I want to remount this storage without unplugging and replugging it into the computer, but ...
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I can never eject a flash drive on the first try. Why?

It may be that it is being indexed as a dot appears in spotlight. However, it doesn't matter how long the flash drive has been plugged in, nor the size of it, it will always fail to eject on the first ...
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Share internet connection from a PC to an iPhone through the USB cable

In the office where I'm working now, my network carrier has very poor reception, so my iPhone 4 cannot access the internet reliably. I have a pc running Windows XP SP3 that is connected to internet ...
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How can I get an unreadable Flash Drive to work?

I got this pretty cool flash drive as a gift and I can't seem to use it. Every time I plug it in, a pop up comes up that says: The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer. I opened up ...
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Best USB hub to match the Thunderbolt display?

I just got a spanking new Apple Thunderbolt Display to work with my Macbook Air and I'm loving it. The one thing I'm missing from my iMac is the 4 USB ports at the back (the Thunderbolt display only ...
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How do you check how much current a Mac USB port can deliver?

This question is similar to the superuser question "How to check how much power a USB port can deliver", which is answered for Linux and Windows. How do you check the same on a Mac?
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“USB device drawing too much power” error on startup with no devices connected

Since upgrading to Lion, I get this error every time I start up: I've read the answers suggested here, but they seem to indicate that it's the presence of a second device that's causing the ...
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What's the best way to back up an external hard drive onto a Macbook?

A friend of mine has a Macbook Pro, and an older 80GB external hard drive. She is copying files from the external hard drive (which contains all her work) to the Macbook, but slowly because she's ...
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My USB Devices seemingly disconnect at random intervals

I have a Early 2008 24" iMac. On my USB ports, I have my wired keyboard, my external Seagate HD (for Time Machine), and I have a joystick. For quite some time, it seems like all of my USB devices ...