usb

  1. Magic Spear

    Looking for USB-C voltmeter+ammeter that can negotiate different power delivery contracts on the fly?

    The devices I keep coming across in my current search for a decent USB-C tester always seem to have some irritating shortcoming, and one that I keep running in to is where - for one or more of the possible reasons - the lowest power level reported is always chosen (e.g. if 5V⎓3A and 9V⎓3A are...
  2. R

    USB disconnects continously & problems at firmware startup

    I've got a server h/w supermicro X10SRA-F mobo that has been used for years as a desktop with the same configuration. But the last 3 months or so, I'm having problems, and I can't narrow it down. on restart, it usually won't boot, unless I disconnect most of the USB peripherals, and fully...
  3. B

    Combining USB-C to OTG with USB to LAN Work?

    Hello, I want to buy USB-C to LAN adapter so I could connect and configure routers using either smartphone or tablet: I checked a few reviews on AE and they mentioned that those adapters do not work with Macs and smartphones. Other reviews said that they work but none mention what brand of...
  4. cat_food

    USB disk over IDE/SATA bus: is this even possible?

    Hello [H]ard|Fourm! Long time visitor of the website, today I decided on finally creating an account. I'm in a bit of an odd situation. I work with a lot of older computers (e.g. 80s/90s/early 00s), mostly IBM PC compatibles, and I have been looking for an ODD and VHD emulator (physical device)...
  5. M

    AMD crowd-sources evidence for the fast-emerging 500-series chipset USB issue

    https://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-crowd-sources-evidence-for-the-fast-emerging-500-series-chipset-USB-issue.523253.0.html https://old.reddit.com/r/Amd/comments/lnmet0/an_update_on_usb_connectivity_with_500_series/
  6. P

    20 Pin USB 3.0 Internal Header Y Splitter Issue

    Hello, i would like to ask about possible solutions to my problem regarding a Hardware solution for internal 20 Pin Expansion. My Setup is the following: Motherboard: Z390m-Itx/ac ( No USB-C internal Header ) Case: NZXT H210i ( USB-C Frontpanel to internal...
  7. O

    can i run multiple chkdsk for different hdd at the same time (all of them are external via usb)

    hello first of a clarification : i dont know programming or advance networking only basic computer stuff so please answer the Q as simple as possible and a specify details for why and how is fine too i need to chkdsk multiple disk of empty used 6 tb nas HDDs i am selling (few dozens) and the...
  8. cageymaru

    The USB Promoter Group Announces USB4 Specification

    The USB Promoter Group has announced the pending release of the USB4 specification that is based on the Thunderbolt protocol contributed by Intel Corporation. USB4 compliments and builds upon the existing USB 3.2 and USB 2.0 specifications, doubles the bandwidth of USB, and enables multiple...
  9. AlphaAtlas

    USB-IF Changes Branding Again With USB 3.2

    While the existing USB 3.0 and 3.1 standards are already confusing enough, the USB Implementers' Forum just published a set of "Language Usage Guidelines" that will govern how sellers and manufacturers advertise the next generation of USB. The new USB 3.2 standard absorbs all prior 3.0 and 3.1...
  10. AlphaAtlas

    Volunteers Find Working USB Stick in Leopard Seal Feces

    Ever lost a USB stick? I know I have, and apparently, those lost drives can end up in the most unlikely of places. The Guardian reports that volunteers working for New Zealand's National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research found a working USB stick in frozen leopard seal scat. The drive...
  11. P

    Looking For A Print Server

    I currently have a Linux VM running on an old iMac for print server duty. The iMac is actually quite power hungry and since it's too old for iOS development, I would like to decommission it. That being said, I now need something else to handle print server duty. I've see a couple of wireless...
  12. P

    Looking For A Microphone

    I'm in the market for a microphone Basic requirements: - Connects via USB - Works well with GNU/Linux (i.e. just plug it in and it works) - Ideal for Skype/Discord/Teamspeak/Mumble - Decent brand and/or build quality I've never purchased one of these before, so if anyone can identify any...
  13. G

    Wifi/Bluetooth dongle

    Buenos dias, I just build my first PC and the motherboard I bought didn't have WIFI, i knew that going when buying it. I had been told that wifi/bluetooth dongles were better and fairly cheap. So now here I am see what your experience is and which one you liked best. My computer is hooked up...
  14. pillagenburn

    10-pack of Sandisk Ultra Flair 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drives $40 shipped

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/183455375474 If you get on it today you get 15% off! or that comes to about ~$3 per usb stick shipped. Edit: Sorry forgot to mention.. I have several packs of these available - about 100 in total, so you can actually purchase multiple lots or message me for bulk pricing!
  15. The Internal

    Why am I having to fiddle with xHCI BIOS settings to run VR?

    Hey all. Hoping someone with more computer science book learnin' can explain why my Rift keeps taking a dump on me. I'm doing room scale HMD + sensors, so 1 HDMI and 4 USB ports total (at least 3 USB 3.0 ports, ideally). Currently running into the issue on my Gigabyte Pheonix SLI x99 with my...
  16. DooKey

    Cops say iPhone Hackers Have Found a Workaround to Apple's New Security Feature

    Apple just announced a new security feature for their phones that helps to prevent intrusions through the USB port onboard. However, cops are pretty confident that hackers have already found a workaround for this feature and security firm Grayshift, makers of the GrayKey used by police to break...
  17. T

    USB enclosure compatible with WD White label drive?

    Hello everyone, I recently acquired a few used 500Gb Western Digital white label 2.5'' drives (model WD5000LUCT), and I'd like to convert them into external hard drives. I hot plugged them in my Asus P8Z77-V PRO/Thunderbolt without any hassle. I ran SMART tests and they all passed. I then...
  18. B

    Why do newer MOBO's have so few USB ports? How to cope?

    Arguably could have posted this in a number of different forums but I'll ask here since it's a mobo problem. I have a mini ITX Gigabyte Z370N-Wifi motherboard and it has 'only' six USB ports. These are currently occupied my; 1 x Oculus rift headset 2x Corsair K70 keyboard 1x Logitech G5 mouse...
  19. J

    Front panel USB Ports - I need advice with Grounding wire

    Hello, (FYI - This is also posted on another forum) I think I messed up the grounding of my front panel ports (all of them). My case is a Coolermaster Cosmos II and I decided to swap the USB 2.0 ports of its front panel with USB 3.0 (extra) ports and a USB type C port since my motherboard...
  20. G

    General noob motherboard questions for AMD Ryzen build

    Hi, So i am building a new PC after more than 10 yrs. 1) What is the function of the USB 2 and USB 3 headers on the MB, what things can be attached to them like AIO CPU water cooler etc.? 2) I am looking to build a Ryzen 7 1800x mATX form factor PC. If the motherboard and case have RGB Sync...
  21. U

    Do usb 2 and usb 3 sockets use the same power connection point

    So usb 3 can supply more power in terms of ma's than usb 2 but do they both use the same connection in the same position. For example if you plug a usb 2 device into a usb 3 port with a usb 3 cable will you get more power (available milliamps) available than you would if you plugged it into a...
  22. FrgMstr

    Security Conference Gifts are Viruses

    Thank you for coming today, we appreciate you being here, please accept this free virus as a sign of our gratitude. If nothing else this sound serve as a warning to never access a strange USB flash drive with a computer that you even remotely care about. The Criminal Investigation Bureau has...
  23. L

    Win 10 USB Mass storage device no longer working

    Ok I am stumped here I have been using this same USB3 HDD SATA docking station for years and now Win 10 suddenly won't show any HD that I attach with it. Win 10 only sees the thing as a USB Mass Storage Device, but not the actual attached HDD. And I can't seem to fix it. When plugged in Device...
  24. R

    Two USB controller I cannot connect

    I need to connect two Kinects to an ASUS motherboard model: H81M-CT. Each Kinect must be connected in an independent USB2 controller. These are 1st generation Kinects for XBOX 360. The computer runs a 64bit Windows 7 Ultimate, with Kinect SDK v1.8 and .NET framework v4.5. I have tried all the...
  25. M

    Does this Oculus setup make sense?

    Just posted this in another thread here but based on what I'm reading, and when I really think about it, I think I have magic going on...or maybe I'm not the only one? Anyways, I have my Oculus on the following setup: I have a Asus Z170i Pro Gaming ITX motherboard. I have my setup just on one...
  26. R

    Motherboard “H61H2-AM3” does not recognices PCI-USB card “KEC 2580N4”

    I need to use a PCI-USB card "KEC 2580N4" in a motherboard "H61H2-AM3". I plugged this card in a PCI slot that says "PCI1". Am using a PC with a 64bits Windows 7 Ultimate. Every time the card is plugged in the motherboard, the Windows does not initiates. It stays in the "initiating stage" for...
  27. J

    External USB drive keeps connecting/disconnecting on Win10

    Hi all, I've got a really strange situation with my Dell XPS laptop (Win 10) and external USB drives. Since I bought the laptop, my external USB drives and my smart phone keep connecting and disconnecting. The situation with one of the drives now is so strong that I can't use the drive at all...
  28. U

    Connecting small usb fan to anything other than usb power

    I have a small fanless computer that overheats in summer without an external usb fan but if you connect a usb fan it will stay on in sleep mode and even when the computer is off. There is no way to change it in the bios. Is there a way to connect a very small fan to any other wires on the usb...
  29. Bees

    Microsoft Defends Decision to Not Include USB Type-C in Surface

    Like a fallen tree in an empty forest for no one to hear, the relevance of a new hardware standard is questionable if manufacturers fail to include it with their designs. One of the latest conundrums in the technological forest is Microsoft’s decision to preclude USB Type-C ports from their...
  30. spacedrone808

    Gigabyte GA-AX370 Gaming 5 and Windows 7 [some usb ports don't work]

    Bios: F5 OS: Windows 7 x64 SP1 with all updates till January 2017 Successfully installed operating system and all appropriate drivers from Gigabyte site. But one device remains unknown: AMDUSB3\ROOT_HUB3&VID_1022&PID_145C&REV_0000&SID_50071458 Obviously this is an USB 3.0 host controller...
  31. D

    Cases with upward facing usb ports

    I'm building a new system and I'm looking for a case to put it all in. I like how cases with upward facing usb ports look like. I like the clean look. However those upward facing usb ports bug me a bit. They're likely to damage cables from too much bending over time when you connect devices to...
  32. P

    Issues Booting Full Linux Install From USB Flash Drive

    Background I created an installation of Linux Mint 18 KDE onto a 16GB Kingston DataTraveler 102 (full install, not Live CD). The default Mint installer doesn't like using a USB flash drive as an installation target (Lord knows why), so I created a basic installation in VirtualBox, converted the...
  33. M

    3/5/6-Pack Reversible Micro USB Cables for $5.99 - $7.99

    While you can buy cheaper cables, I have owned 3 of iOrange-E Micro USB cables for half a year. The A port is reversible. and they are very durable because they are nylon braided. What I bought were 1ft Black, 3.3ft Blue, 6.6ft Green. I bought these for $10.99 but now it's only $5.99! The lowest...
  34. H

    Desktop system monitor for memory/cpu/network/etc? USB?

    I've currently got a Logitech G15 keyboard and it has a little screen that I'm using in conjunction with LCDSirReal to show CPU, memory, network bandwidth, audio volume, time, etc.etc.etc. I like it. But eventually the keyboard will need to be replaced. Does anyone make a small desktop unit...
  35. FrgMstr

    SilverStone Reversible Phone Charging & Data Cord @ [H]

    SilverStone Reversible Phone Charging & Data Cord - While this product is not in our wheelhouse when it comes to hardware reviews, it does come from a company that you are likely very familiar with, SilverStone. If you have a Smart phone, and you have to charge it, you might want to give this...
  36. FrgMstr

    Anker Cable 6-Pack USB to Micro USB

    While you can buy cheaper cables, I have owned about 12 of these for a year now and these have held up very well for me. I am in for 6 more. Amazon.com: Anker [6-Pack] PowerLine Micro USB - The World's Fastest, Most Durable Charging Cable [Assorted Lengths] for Samsung, Nexus, LG, Motorola...
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