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USB Flash Drives

Universal Serial Bus (USB) flash drives are currently the most common form of portable data storage device. Questions about USB drives belong here.

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Will a mac copy files from a PC flash drive?

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If you're using a flash drive formatted with FAT32, exFAT, or NTFS, you should be able to plug it into a Mac and access the files without any problems. You can view and copy files from it without any issues.

However, if you need to perform actions such as deleting existing files, editing files, renaming files or folders, and creating new files or folders on a flash drive formatted with the NTFS file system, you may need to install third-party software like iBoysoft NTFS for Mac. Such an NTFS driver can enable write support on macOS.

What is the difference between hdd and ssd?

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HDD (Hard Disk Drive) and SSD (Solid State Drive) are both storage devices, each employing distinct technologies. HDDs use spinning magnetic disks for data storage, while SSDs utilize flash memory chips. Although SSDs are generally faster, more durable, and energy-efficient, HDDs often provide greater storage capacity at a lower cost.

In terms of read/write speed, SSDs outperform HDDs. However, the ease of data recovery differs between the two due to their respective technologies. HDDs, storing data magnetically on spinning disks, often allow for easier data retrieval even in cases of physical damage. Conversely, recovering data from a damaged SSD, which relies on electronic memory chips, can be more challenging due to its complex architecture.

The complexity of data retrieval from a hard drive depends on various factors, including the cause of data loss, software tools availability, backups, potential data overwrites, and the extent of physical damage.

For simpler scenarios, such as accidental deletions or minor computer issues, user-friendly data recovery software offers an accessible solution. Notable among these is iBoysoft Data Recovery, excelling in recovering files from various situations, including seemingly inoperable disks, damaged hard drives, formatted drives, and those affected by malware. This tool can also address minor logical errors, convert RAW file systems into recognized formats, and restore all files without additional recovery procedures.

In situations involving severe physical damage or intricate data loss challenges, individuals often seek the expertise of data recovery specialists. These professionals operate in cleanroom facilities, using specialized tools for the retrieval process.

Is a Flash drive an input or output device?

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a flash drive is an output device.

A flash drive can fit into either category(input, output or storage). It simply depends on how it is used.

How do you remove decoupage?

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You can remove decoupage with wallpaper remover, and a plastic scraper. Spray the wallpaper remover onto the decoupaged area and let it set for the recommended amount of time specified in the instructions. Use a plastic scraper to remove the decoupage. You can lightly sand the area to remove any excess.

How many movies can a 500 gb external hard drive hold?

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This question is far too general to be answered specifically, but I'll give it a shot! The short answer is... "It depends." The verbose answer is...

It depends primarily on the length and general quality, which directly affects the size, of each movie file you intend to store. For example if you have a 105 minute movie file that is the same resolution and encoded/compressed in the same manner and quality as a DVD movie (MPEG2) then you can count on each file being approximately 2.8GB in size. Using this as a baseline you should be able to store approximately 357 DVD quality movie files on 1TB of storage. However if you have files with a lower resolution (as is often the case in digital cameras and internet videos) or a higher compression ratio (as there is in MPEG4 files) than a standard DVD then you'll be able to fit more files onto the drive, quite possibly many, MANY more. Of course this means that if you have higher quality files, like HD movies, then you won't be able to fit nearly as many on to 1TB of storage.

In summary, the question you should be asking yourself is "What number, type and quality of files to I want to store?" Answering this will tell you whether you need a 16GB thumb-drive, a RAID-0 array of eight 2TB drives (16TB total storage) or, most likely, something inbetween.

I hope this helps, good luck and take care!

Is a memory stick and USB stick the same device?

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Yes, it is. Physical components of a computing system are referred to as hardware.

Can you move a minecraft file to a flash drive?

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I can give you half of the answer:

My friend told me that Minecraft somehow doesn't allow you to move Minecraft on a USB Drive and play it on another computer. I even tried it, and it doesn't work.

Can you save games onto a usb flash drive for an Xbox 360?

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As of April 6th 2010 there is an update which allows you to use USB Flash Drives to save content upon. Links are shown below with details of the update and the method to use a USB Flash Drive upon Xbox 360.

note to the above person this now works so yes you can!

Also it maxes out at 16 GB a drive. So it formats your external usb drive and puts 16 GB aside with 512 MB system data.So even if you connect a 250 GB,1TB drive it still will only allow the xbox 360 to use 16 GB.You can only use up to two usb drives at the same time. So about 32 GB total at the same time. Microsoft doesn't want people to use too much from a harddrive that's not theirs.

How do you put your Minecraft worlds onto USB?

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you put it into mini screen and go on file and download it on to your usb

How do you mod gta 4 with a USB flash drive on xbox 360 using a mac?

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move the file of the game you are wanting to mod onto the usb from the usb via the settings then plug into your computer and install horizon in the lower left click the devices tab find the game then the file open it and it pops up a window for modding this usually only allows health money ammo and armor changes but anyways click save then unplug from your computer and put it back into your xbox move this updated file to your xbox play the game and load the file and there you go

Can the psp 3000 hold a lot of memory without a mem stick?

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The PSP's internal memory is only to store your settings and preferences, like your connection details for the wi-fi, etc.

If you want to save music, pictures or saved game files, then you must have a memory stick.

Can you download video games onto a flashdrive?

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Yes, make sure the flash drive is in the computer and then go to the game and click view then click source. After that you do Ctrl F and type in .swf when it come up copy the URL it's in and paste it on to the URL on to the top. Then go to file and click save as and then save it on to your flash drive. [make sure none of the original URL on top doesn't get deleted].

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How do you rename a memory stick?

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you need to hook your psp up to your comp and acsess it using your my documents... then find your psp and click the name once then wait a sec and click it again... it also works for flash drives and the like in the same way

Can you save ps2 games in a usb drive instead of a memory card?

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If you mean, can you save, while playing a game, to flash drive instead of memory card, then the answer is NO. A PS2 game will always look for a memory card, usually in slot 1. You could always buy just 1 card, then use AR MAX or Codebreaker to transfer all the saves to flash drive for storage purposes. But you would need to transfer a save back to memory card if you wanted to play a saved game again.

Then what is is used for?!

Can you put a flash drive on a wii for internet connection?

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Yes, it is possible to physically connect a USB Flash drive to the Wii using one of the two USB ports in the back. However, no official applications support a USB Flash drive currently. The Homebrew Channel, an unofficial softmod, is able to load homebrew applications from a Flash drive, and most homebrew now supports writing to it as well.

How much data does a memory stick hold?

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The size of a memory stick is different per memory stick! If you would like to find out the size of a memory stick is that you want to buy then just ask the sales person or read the package. If you would like to read the size of a memorty stick that you own do the following: 1. Put in the memory stick. 2. Press on start. 3. Click on MY COMPUTER. 4. Right click your memory stick. 5. select properties. 6. Now you should see the size in a pie chart! Thanks, Melcom

How many photos stored on 8gb usb memory stick?

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On A 32 Mb Would Round About Be 20 Pictures, Because Remember Its Not 32 Gb That Your Talking About That Would Hold Over 2, 000 Pictures!

How do you transfer photos onto pen drive?

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If it is the first time you have used the flash drive on a certain computer, go to step 1. If you have plugged it in to that computer before, go to step 3.

Step 1: Plug in the pen drive into the computer.

Step 2: Wait for the software to install.

Step 3: If on Mac go to step 4, if on Windows step 5.

Step 4: Click on Finder, down to "Devices" on the left-hand column. Click on pen drive.

Step 5: Click Start and open up My Computer. Double click on the pen drive.

Step 6: Drag your photos into this window, and they will be saved.

Can you download IMVU to a USB flash drive?

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You can not download the IMVU client to a U3 Flash Drive.

How do you get a usb Flash drive read as a CD?

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A flash drive is not a cd and therefore cannot be read like one.

What advantages does a flash drive have?

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The most obvious benefit of owning a USB flash drive is protecting important files. You can transfer your most precious documents, pictures, or videos on to this small device to save them forever and shield them from being lost in a computer crash. A flash drive is easily stored and easily transported. They fit in any computer and/or laptop that features a USB port.

How do you attach pictures from flash drive to email?

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To attach a picture (or any other file) from your flash drive to an email open up the email that you want to attach it to then open the file attachment window. Go to the my computer folder and open up the flash drive. Find the file that you want to attach and then attach it like you normally would. You may prefer to copy the file from the flash drive to the desktop and then attach it to the email from there.

Does dollar tree sell flash drives?

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According to their site, no. However, according to the store near where I live..Yes. Best to check the store around your place, they know best! :) Hope this helps!

How do you open the pen drive using command prompt?

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You can't work from inside the directories in your pen drive, but you can interact with the contents of the drive, for example "notepad G:\Text\textdoc.txt" will open textdoc.txt with notepad, you can view the contents of the drive with "dir G:"

edit: Actually typing "explorer G:" should open the drive like clicking "View Files" would. Replace G:\ with whatever Windows named your device.

Where can somebody buy cheap usb flash drives?

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One can purchase a cheap Cisco flash drive from a large retail store such as Walmart or Target, but one can also purchase it online through Amazon or Best Buy.