Devices that use the Universal Serial Bus data interface

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USB drive appearing as two different devices

I just plugged an empty flash drive into my computer, and it thinks there are two drives - the flash drive I expected, and a small CD-ROM drive. Here is the relevant section of output from running ...
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How can I use my SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive with my 12" MacBook

I can access the drive on my iPhone, iPad and Android. I am having trouble figuring out how to get it to work with my Mac I am using Yosemite and I've done the latest firmware update on the drive
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Send SMS/text messages from Windows through USB + iPhone?

I use the MyPhoneExplorer (MPE) utility to send SMS/text message from my Windows host through my Android smartphone connected to the computer with a USB cable. It's a no-brainer. A friend of mine has ...
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Is it possible to Bootcamp Windows 8.1 using USB on Late 2011 MBP?

I've been having a very difficult time trying to get Windows 8.1 running alongside OS X Yosemite and it's starting to become a real pain. I initially attempted to burn the Windows 8.1 ISO onto several ...
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How can I install the OS from a USB in single user mode?

My Mac (MBP) won't get past 30% on the progress bar at startup. Then after a while it reboots itsef and the same thing happens. I tried to boot in recovery mode, safe mode, reset nvram, and still the ...
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Is there any energy wasted through USB cables due to data sync when plugged in wall charger

Is there any energy wasted through USB cables due to data sync feature when plugged in wall charger. The thing is, I've heard of some engineered USB cables such as "SONICable" and "Doubletime" which ...
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Why I'm getting this message: “Interface cannot be used (error 229)”

I've plugged an USB NFC/RFID reader, model ACR112U-A9 provided by ACS Ltd. Although it is plugged I can't read anything and I keep getting this logs in console: 09/06/15 14:13:00,901 com.apple....
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Bootcamp - Your bootable USB drive could not be created

I'm trying to install Windows with Bootcamp using my USB drive (16GB). I've downloaded the original ISO (Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit), but when I try to create the bootable USB I always get this message ...
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Disable USB device when Mac sleeps

I'm looking for a way to disable an USB device whenever my MacBook wants to go to sleep. I'm aware that OS X controls power management for most devices fairly well, but in this case, which is an USB ...
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Can't install Windows on Bootcamp

I have been trying to install Windows for 2 months but I don't know what to do. I start by opening Bootcamp-assistant and choose (translated, not exactly what it is in the English version) "Create an ...
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Macbook SSD Formatting Problem

I just got my Macbook here, and I got a USB with Yosemite 10.10. I opened up the Macbook, took out the old one, and put the SSD inside. My SSD fits perfectly (Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB). Then I ...
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USB 3 HDD on Apple Thunderbolt Display

I have an Apple Thunderbolt display and really love it - only that the USB ports are only USB 2! I have read this question, but is there any new development on connecting a USB 3 drive to a ...
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USB Flash (Pen) drive vanishes after hibernation

I reboot my macbook (4,1 model + 10.6.8) very infrequently since I rely on the hibernation feature a lot. I also use USB flash drives a fair bit and there is usually one plugged in to one of the USB ...
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Using a USB 3 port as a power delivery port for quicker charging of connected devices

My Android phone charges via a USB 2 micro-usb connector and is capable of charging at greater than the 500mA provided by USB 2 data mode. Is it possible to configure my Mac so that its USB 3 port ...
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Charger cable vs Lighting to USB Camera Adapter

My iPad came with the normal Lightning -> USB Type A Male charger cable. I want to connect it to my Roland piano and the piano's manual mentions the need for a camera connection kit - so apparently I ...
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How do I get Windows 10 installed on my macbook pro (late 2008)

So, I used to have a partition with windows 8 on it. I started that partition when Windows 8 was still in Developer preview, and it worked really well for a while, and I upgraded it a few times ...
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How can the 30-pin iPhone cable go from 4 USB connections to 30?

The old apple USB goes from having 4 wires on the usb side (like any usb) and leads to 30 pins in a wide adapter. I feel like there might be some kind of data encoding that translates the usb data and ...
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Can one create a multi-partition USB Stick with Mavericks, Yosemite, Snow Leopard installers?

Does anyone have any experience creating a multi-partition USB Stick with bootable partitions for installing Mavericks, Yosemite and Snow Leopard? I have a 32Gb stick I'd be perfectly willing to ...
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Cannot Install Windows 7 With Bootcamp with USB Key Mac OS X 10.9.5

I have a mid 2014 13-inch Macbook Pro Retina with 8GB RAM and a 250GB SSD. I'm attempting to install Windows 7 Home Premium using Boot Camp Assistant. I am able to make the bootable USB drive with the ...
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Connecting Apple Wireless Keyboard with USB-Receiver

I'm using a Aten CS533 to pair a USB-Keyboard with my PC, a MacBook Pro and my iPhone. I'd now like to upgrade the wired keyboard to an Apple Wirless Keyboard. But I'm not sure how to pair them. Is ...
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Boot Android from USB on Mac. Has anyone tried it yet?

I'm interested in creating a bootable usb working on Mac, with Android x86 on it. I tried a couple of methods without any results. Well, maybe a bad one as I said in my other question (if you could be ...
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Why would adding a USB extension cord to my keyboard affect my Bluetooth connection to my magic mouse?

Just wondering if some hardware guru can explain why this happens? If I plug my full size USB keyboard into my Early 2013 MBP 13" Retina running Yosemite 10.10 without the USB extension cord it comes ...
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Time Machine fails to create an incremental backup

I use Time Machine to create incremental backups to an external USB hard drive. Backups used to complete properly, but now Time Machine wants to backup much more data. Instead of the couple of GB of ...
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Cannot detect bootable USB

I have a problem with installing windows: USB Details: Before I created a (what I classify as) bootable disk properly, I have went through the USB being corrupted because of me killing the dd ...
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No sound after installation of Windows drivers (Boot Camp) Windows 8.1

I got Windows installed to my MacBook. The only problem is, that I was not having any sound even though the drivers were installed. I was told that using Boot Camp to create the USB boot causes that, ...
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How do I sync my iPhone and 2015 MacBook

I don't have a USB-C cable or USB-C adapter. How do I sync my iPhone 5s with my 2015 MacBook? I thought I could do it over WiFi? 2015 MacBook's don't have USB ports I also have a MacBook Pro but I ...
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Powered USB hub sometimes locks up Macbook Pro on being plugged in

I have a Plugable 7-port powered USB 3.0 hub. I use it to connect my external hard drives (I have three) to my Macbook Pro (that has only 2 USB 3.0 ports). Sometimes, when I plug the hub into my Mac,...
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How to disable “always on” USB power on Macbook Pro

I am operating my MacBook Pro early 2015 within a Henge dock (HD03VA13MBPR) , connected to two external displays and external speakers. Both displays and speakers get power from a power distributer ...
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Can't format o repartition any USB or Flash Drive

I am trying to format an SD card and an USB flash drive. When I use the Disk Utility application I receive the following message: "Couldn't open device" I also tried via terminal and the message I get ...
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USB Devices Disabled when no devices are connected

using iMac 5K OS 10.10.3 When there are no USB devices connected to iMac, it keeps showing this. I tried SMC resetting, booting through Safe Mode, and nothing is working to make this alert go away. ...
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Show USB power use

I wanted to see how much power the Anker Astro external battery draws when charging from the MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013) (right hand port next to the SD slot), but when listing the USB ...
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USB Drive Will Not Mount, Not Listed in Disk Utilities, but Found In System Profiler

I have a Seagate FreeAgent Go drive with the optional docking station. I use it to keep files that I don't access on a regular basis and as a place to do "quick backups" of things like my Paperless ...
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Apple Time Machine doesn't see my WD My Passport 2 TB using USB 3.0

I have Yosemite 10.10.2 on my Early 2008 24". Time Machine has been backing up to my WD external hard drives for years. I just purchased a new 2TB My Passport using USB 3.0. It's formatted in Mac ...
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Unable to use External USB and CD Drive

I upgraded to Yosemite, since then neither it is detecting any external USB nor CD/DVD in drive. Speaking of CDDrive, it's ejecting Disc itself again and again. I ran diskutil list aftre inserting ...
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Can't boot off of USB on Early 2006 iMac and can't get to Startup Manager

Recently, I've gone through the trouble of replacing the hard drive on my Mac with the model A1174, which the Internet says is a iMac "Core Duo" 2.0 20-Inch Early 2006. Needless to say that I do not ...
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Lenovo B50 touch USB port won't connect to iPhone

Ever since I bought the laptop in mid-February, it won't connect to my iPhone 4. I've tried all three ports with three different cords and they won't connect (except for the last one made by ...
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Creating a Bootable USB drive for a PC on a Macbook

I recently had a little mishap on my PC machine and now my HDD is completely cleared. I have a 32GB USB, a Windows 8.1 full DVD iso, and my macbook pro 2013 with Yosemite on it. I tried using ...
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Mouse not working correctly on Mac login screen

For some reason when my mac is at the login screen, moving my external USB mouse will cause the cursor to only move up and down. Once I am logged in, the mouse functions normally. Does anyone know the ...
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MacBook Pro stuck in gray screen when booting

I've got a Late-2011 15" MacBook Pro stuck in the gray screen when booting AFTER login. I've tried removing the drive (it's non-retina) and booting from a working bootable Yosemite installer, no luck. ...
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Charge MacBook with USB (Adapters?)

I want to buy an external charger, it has USB. Are there any adapters (including transformators, I think that might be needed, right?) so I can charge my MacBook with the external charger?
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Formatting & partition problem

Today I ran into a big problem: I was trying to make a bootable OS X thumb drive with Unibeast but haven't been able to format or partition it. The error shown when i try to format or partition in ...
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Some queries about device compatibility on a Mac

Do normal card readers like these detect automatically on a Mac or a separate app should be installed ? Do DSLR camera's SD card detect on a mac just like a normal SD card or should I install a ...
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Setup launchd task to run when USB device is connected

I'm hoping to setup a script to run automatically when a USB device is connected, however I'm not certain how to trigger it. Unfortunately the USB device isn't a volume, so I can't use the onmount ...
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Lenovo USB 3.0 Ethernet adapter (MacBook PRO)

I have a Deltaco USB 3.0 hub which I've connected a Thinkpad USB 3.0 Ethernet Adapter. When I boot, or wake, my MacBook Pro (late 2013) won't detect the network interface to be connected at all. I ...
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Mavericks won't install on brand new SSD drive

Mid 2010 MacBook Pro 6,2 Had 10.9.1 installed on an SSD drive which failed. Got a replacement drive (same brand, model) Have a USB bootable thumb drive with 10.9.0 installation files on it Mac boots ...
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Key to boot from USB on Ubuntu Macbook 2007

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.10 on my 2007 Macbook. I need OS X back. I burned OS X Lion (10.7) to a USB, now what?
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Can I increase the level from my USB microphone?

I have this usb headset: http://www.plantronics.com/us/product/audio-478 With the level turned all the way up in System Preferences, it's not loud enough for some uses. Is there a way to increase ...
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iMac (early 2008) loses/switches USB 2.0 “high speed” ports

This has been bothering me for a while – finally I tried to find out about the reasons but couldn't find anything about this strange 'bug' yet – so I hope to get some advise from here. I have an old ...
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How to install Windows 8.1 on MacBook Pro from USB?

I'm on a 2011 MacBook Pro trying to install Windows 8.1 from a USB. I tried creating bootable FAT32 and NTFS USBs from my Windows ISO with Rufus, but still I don't see anything in Startup Disk in ...
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Hard Drive not working with VirtualBox on Mac OS X 10.10.2

Basically, I have a Seagate Expansion Drive (1TB), I have ejected it from my MacBook and mounted it into the guest virtual machine, it comes up with the message: This USB device can perform ...