Devices that use the Universal Serial Bus data interface

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Is the Lightning connector 8-pins or 8+1 ground pins?

Apple said the new Lightning connector is 8 signals design but is there an additional ground aside from the 8 pins? Because this would mean it could support USB 3.0 in the future (USB 3.0 uses is 9 ...
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Can't access USB hard drive plugged in to Time Capsule

I have the most recent 2 TB Time Capsule to which I connected (via USB) a 1.5 TB Seagate hard drive. I expect the hard drive to be visible under "Shared", but nothing appears, except the Time Capsule ...
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USB Overdrive Only Detects One Controller

I'm trying to get my Twin USB Joystick to work with some games I have. I'm using USB Overdrive, however, it doesn't seem to detect the 2nd controller. It only detects one. For example, if I configure ...
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USB Optical Mouse not working with Mac Mini

I have a Mac Mini. I also have a cheap optical mouse. The two do not seem to be able to co-exist. I've tested the mouse on a Windows PC. I've tested the USB ports of the Mac with the keyboard and ...
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Will a USB 2.0 5400RPM External HDD for Time Machine slow down my SSD?

Will a USB 2.0 5400RPM External HDD for Time Machine slow down my SSD? I am new to Mac and I don't know how often Time Machine works with the drive.
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Multiboot usb stick with Mountain Lion, Windows 7, lInux, Freebsd

Looking for way how to carry always an USB stick (16GB) what allow me live rescue boot for different OSes. Is possible manage multiboot USB stick with 3 or 4 operating systems: Windows 7 Mountain ...
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My Mac does not recognize my Galaxy S2 trough USB

Snow Leopard: My Mac doesn't recognize my Samsung Galaxy S2 over USB, and it's starting to drive me nuts. I've tried the following: Connect Storage to PC Settings > Wireless and Networks > ...
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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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iPhone 3G cannot be charged while 3GS is charged

I have a car USB adapter and can charge my 3GS with it. However using the same cable and adapter my friend's 3G cannot be charged. First thing that comes to my mind is a problem with the 3G unit ...
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Printer and Scanner with Time Capsule

I have a multi-function USB printer, Brother MFC-8440. Before buying a Time Capsule it was connected to a USB port on the Mac. After purchasing a Time Capsule I attached the printer to the USB on the ...
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Where to find missing USB Driver for Windows 7 on MacBook Air 2012?

I successfully installed the latest Boot Camp for Windows 7 on the latest MacBook Air 2012. My only problem is with one driver for USB controller, which it couldn't be found. Any attempt from device ...
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Will an iPhone/iPod Touch charge faster when connected to USB 3.0?

I'm considering charging a bunch of my iPod Touches with a USB 3.0 PCI add-in card. In my research, I've found that USB provides 5 volts per device. The differences come in charging speed. The ...
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How to install Snow Leopard from USB where USB disk is prepared using Linux?

I'm trying to install Snow Leopard (a retail version) into my MacBook, but seems like that the MacBook can't find the boot disk over USB. I guess this is related to the fact that I mounted the .iso ...
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Can a ML USB stick created with Lion Diskmaker be shared with others (who have their own ML license)?

I purchased and downloaded Mountain Lion from the App Store for my own personal use. I created a bootable USB stick using the Lion Diskmaker utility to make it easier to install and for any future ...
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iPad 3 with USB hard drive

is it possible to use a USB hard drive with the iPad 3? Do I need to download an app to use it (assuming I have the camera connection kit)?
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Suddenly I can only mount one iOS device at a time

I have two USB ports at the front of my Mac Pro. They both seem to be working fine, as I have tested my iOS devices and other hardware on both. The issue is that I can only mount one iOS device at a ...
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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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How to access USB External Drive on iMac from Macbook Pro?

I have an iMac with an external USB 1TB harddrive, running Mountain Lion. Under File Sharing I have added this external drive to my list of "Shared Folders". I have a MacBook Pro also running ...
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Using Terminal, how can I find which directory is my USB drive mounted in?

I am using Terminal and have looked through directories. I just can't find where my USB drive its directory is. Which directory is my USB drive mounted in?
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Share External USB from OSX to Windows7

On sharing from Mac to Windows I get access denied. My setup: 1 - Windows 7/64 bit 6GB 2 - OSX 10.8 - Mac mini 8GB 2TB external USB drive formatted exFat Both machines are on the same ...
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Transfering files to multiple iPads

I regularly get around 30 iPads that require 10 - 20GB of images putting into the PhotoData folder. As you can imagine this takes quite a while to do, I'm trying to investigate ways of speeding up ...
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How to disable individual USB ports by script?

I am looking for a script which will allow me to disable one specific USB port on my Mac mini. It would only serve a purpose if it works in real-time and didn't require a reboot. I've found scripts ...
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My Mountain Lion won't recognize USB controller button presses… Why?

All right. I've played games on my MacBook Pro using a crappy Microsoft Sidewinder gamepad for years, plugged into my USB port. I just upgraded to Mountain Lion a few days ago, though, and for some ...
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Creating charging switch on iPhone charger

I am attempting to create a switch on my iPhone charging wire so that I can use my device to test iOS applications I'm creating on my Mac without actually charging the device. When I'm working on an ...
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Connecting USB devices wake Mac running Mountain Lion only temporarily

On Snow Leopard (10.6), I could wake my Mac by connecting a USB device - in my case, switching on a USB external HDD. Now, after upgrading to Mountain Lion (10.8), when I connect the USB device, the ...
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Alternative to Tuxera NTFS and MacFUSE?

Im trying to mount files to an NTFS format drive, I read on the internet that either Tuxera NTFS or MacFuse work for such things. However TuxeraNTFS filled my USB drive with space that should be free ...
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Bootable Windows 7 USB won't boot

I have used Boot Camp to create a bootable usb of Windows 7. But when I hold Option to select the drive all I get is my Mac OS and the restore drive or whatever it is. Shouldn't Boot Camp create the ...
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Disable Specific USB Ports / Restrict Data Transfer from USB Ports

In a work environment, I'm trying to "lock down" a mac computer so that files can't be transferred via USB storage device. Problem is, keybord and mouse are plugged in through USB, but I would still ...
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How to install Windows 7 Bootcamp using iso file (without USB/DVD)?

I have a MacBook Pro and I need to install Windows 7 besides Mac OS X so I can play games on it. The problem is that I don't have a USB stick or DVD to copy the Win7 iso image like Bootcamp requires. ...
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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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Can't boot Windows 7 USB Install on iMac 8,5

I would like to install Windows 7 with Boot Camp on my 20 Inch iMac 8,5 from late 2008. My Superdrive seems to have failed, inserting a DVD or CD just results in it spinning a bunch clunking about and ...
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ifconfig - get IPs of connected USB devices

In Ubuntu, ifconfig lists all the USB devices with the header "usb0, usb1, ..etc" I need to know the IP addresses of all the connected USB devices. It would be really helpful if on Mac it displayed ...
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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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How to get sound to headphones through my USB speakers vs. the internal speakers?

I have AKG headphones with a USB or dual prong jack that I want to use with my MacBook Air. I can plug them into the USB port but how can I get the sound to come through the headphones instead of the ...
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Macbook Pro Retina suddenly stops mount Huawei usb modem

I recently bought a Macbook Pro Retina. The first day I was able to connect my Huawei e352 3G USB modem and it worked all the day. After a couple of day I needed 3G connection again, but my Macbook ...
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USB vs FW400 for iMac G4 external backup drive?

I am setting up an old iMac G4 running Mac OS X 10.5.8 as a computer to back things up from my network. I.e. it uses SSHFS to mount network shares and back up their contents (about 120GB) to a ...
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Change label on USB drive in OSX Terminal

I am trying to write a program in Python that will rename a USB drive (from the standard "USB DISK" to my custom "MYDISK"). However, I can't find any way to do this neither in Python nor in OSX ...
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Is it possible to boot backtrack from usb on a macbook pro?

I would like to boot BackTrack on my MacBook Pro from a USB drive but it seems impossible. I'm holding the Alt key on boot, but the mac only displays "Macintosh HD", i.e. it doesn't recognize my USB. ...
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Why won't my Airport Extreme mount my USB 3.0 External Hard Drive?

I just decided to upgrade to a USB 3.0 Hard Drive Enclosure. I regularly use my Airport Extreme to share the hard drive using an older enclosure. I know that the Airport Extreme won't have USB 3.0, ...
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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 ...
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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: ...