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Docking station and/or KVM switcher that connects with USB C *or* with Thunderbolt?

On my desk at home I have: 4K monitor (Dell Ultrasharp U2718Q) MacBook Pro (Retina, 15 inch, Mid-2015) (running 10.11.6 if it matters) HP ZBook 15 G3 (running Windows 10) for work Plus, a keyboard (...
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Where to buy a USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 or Gen 2 cable capable of carrying 3 Amps?

First as a remainder, this norm is only available with a USB type C connector. And in reality, it’s rather not a unique standard but 3: USB 3.2 Gen 1 at 5 Gbps (SuperSpeed USB which means same ...
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USB Problem- Shows need to format

I bought a 16 GB pen-drive. I copied some software to it first. When that time no issues with it. Then I need to insert into a system which contain my personal items need to copy. During the copying ...
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Extreme longevity read-only flash storage

I'm looking for a flash storage solution that combines highest achievable read durability with the lowest price. Low speeds and relatively small capacity (1 GB minimum) are acceptable. I'm looking to ...
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USB ports as replacement of laptop slim DVD bay?

One of my customers owns an Asus X500L laptop and wants more USB ports. As this laptop is a consumer one, it doesn't have an ExpressCard slot. I hoped I would easily find an USB hub that I could put ...
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USB 2.0 Flashdrive with a Write speed of at least 16MBps

I need a USB 2.0 Flash drive that can do a write speed of at least 16MBps. This flash drive will be used to test another device for its recording capabilities, the benchmark for the USB is listed as ...
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USB-C Splitter for Audio

I've searched far & wide and I can only assume there is nothing or it's impossible. Is there such thing as a USB-C splitter that two USB-C earphones/headphones can connect to, that then connects ...
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USB 3.0 hub that will allow connecting two 4TB bus-powered external hard drives

Please recommend a USB 3.0 hub that can definitely power 2 external USB 3.0 bus-powered 4TB hard drives at the same time. Many USB 3.0 hubs claim to be able to do this, but each one I've tried (and ...
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Single PCIe card with 10GbE (10 gbit Ethernet) and USB port(s)?

Is there a single card, preferably x4 at most (although 3.0 x2 is possible too) which has a 10GbE Ethernet and one or more USB ports? (In theory this is solvable by Thunderbolting it but that's ...
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Windows USB dongle for LoRa/LoRaWan and BT5/BLE

I want to play around with LoRa/LoRaWan and BT5/BLE on an ESP32. I would like to pair the ESP32 with my Windows laptop and do some server side development on the laptop. Can you recommend a cheap ...
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USB-C splitter to USB-C video and USB data

I want a hub/splitter/device that takes input: one usb-c in (with displayport alternate mode) output 1: one usb-c video out (displayport alternate mode) output 2: one or more data outputs (can be ...
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USB-C Hub with Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI 2.0, USB 3.0, and charging USB-C port. Is it possible?

I have been looking for a USB-C hub with Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI 2.0, USB 3.0 and a charging USB-C port. However, I couldn’t find one. I wonder if USB-C could deliver this. Is it possible?
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USB Security / Mounting / Authentication

I have few questions regarding Pen-drive security. 1. Is there any way to, prevent a pen-drive, to stop detecting on random system. I want to detect my pen-drive on a particular system. Please, ...
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4TB-5TB External portable USB bus-powered hard drive that does not use SMR technology

Are there any currently manufactured 4TB-5TB external portable USB bus-powered hard drives that do not use Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) technology? I would like to avoid SMR hard drives because ...
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USB-C Hub with PD and DP Alt Mode

I have been looking for a USB C hub that is able to charge via PD whilst at the same time taking the video signal from the port and offering it on a separate USB C port on the hub. However after weeks ...
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Connect Desktop & Laptop to USB C Laptop Docking Station to Utilize Desktop Monitors for Both

I have an ASUS M32CD Desktop (Core i5, 8GB DDR4, 1TB, Windows 10) with Keyboard and Mouse and I want to connect to my desktop monitors using a Hiearcool USB C Hub,USB-C Laptop Docking Station,11 in 1 ...
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Inner or virtual sound-card as USB external

I need to provide my SoC device (or just a Linux device as a prototype) as an external USB soundcard. Is it possible? Can I turn it through Alsa or pulse-audio? It would be great to get advice or ...
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Ethernet hub with multiple NICs

In my project, I need multiple subnets and hence was looking for a usb to ethernet hub, where there are many RJ45 ports and each has its own MAC address. There are ofcourse usb to ethernet devices, ...
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Connect a switch to my PC for a buzzer type of app

I want to write an app that assesses your reflexes. Basically it makes a sound you have to punch a target and the programme tells you your reaction time. I am not sure what to use for the target part. ...
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Sharing USB device over ethernet to virtual machine

I need to control some USB smartcard readers from a virtual machine (linux), can you recommend a device with good drivers to let the VM see the physical USB devices connected like a physical computer?
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External USB3 hard drive for which external power supply is an option

I'm seeking recommendations for an external USB3 hard drive (2TB - 8TB) that does not require an external power supply, but can use one if provided. I have only found drives that either use external ...
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Can I connect a USB-C hub with USB-C input of my laptop Alienware 17 R4? (See the attached photo for exact illustration)

https://ibb.co/mRrGBxy Will my Plan A or Plan B gonna work? If not, can you recommend a setup of connection? Thank you
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What do I need to mount a thumbdrive to my iPhone?

I have a jailbroken iPhone 6s running iOS 10.3.3. I'd like to be able to connect a r/w thumbdrive to my phone, but I don't know what kind of adapter I'd have to buy/make. Does anyone have any ...
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USB 3.1 C type vs VirtualLink for VR

I have a motherboard which has an USB label 3.1 C type (10 GB/sec). X370 Fatal1ty Pro gaming motherboard to be specific. I am not sure if that is equivalent to the VirtualLink established last year ...
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Single entry docking station with usb-C

I have a Belkin docking station which I used with my old Macbook air. I used to connect a single usb-A (coming from an usb-B port in the docking station) to get all my devices connected; I also had to ...
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Internal USB to external ethernet?

I have a Mini-ITX build, where the mobo only has one PCIe slot, but the case has two PCI brackets. I need to use the PCIe for extra SATA ports, but I would like one or more extra ethernet ports too. ...
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USB-C hub that can charge multiple PD devices?

I have a 60W USB-C PD brick with a single output. I would like to charge multiple devices from it (phones, tablets, devices that don't pull the full 60W) so in theory it should be able to max several ...
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Programmatically moving a USB port between devices

I have two devices that share data, the only common data access method they have is through a DOS formatted flash drive. When I'm at the office, I can easily plug into device A, add files, unmount, ...
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Rasperry Pi alternative with USB 3.0, Ethernet port, and casing?

I am looking for Raspberry PI 3 alternative board which would give me: USB 3.0 port. Single is enough. Ethernet port. Casing. (Built-in / bought separately) Orange PI 3 is perfect for my needs ...
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Is there any USB HID bridge that enumerate as HID keyboard?

I bought a CP2110-EK presuming that it work as a standard HID Keyboard, which I could send data from UART to CP2110 and then the data would echo in Keyboard protocol. But later I saw in CP2110 ...
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Is their any way to buy a USB case

So i’m struggling to find a USB flash drive case, what I specifically the shell of the USB without any electronics.
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The best USB for a portable system

Does anyone know a USB disk that's considerably fast and capacitive but it doesn't get very hot? Currently I own a SanDisk Ultraflair 3.0 and even without moving anything it gets hot. For example, ...
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Is there such a thing as an M.2 Thunderbolt / USB-C controller?

I'm looking at a motherboard that has an extra M.2 slot, but not Thunderbolt or even USB-C. Does an add-in exist which adds a Thunderbolt or USB-C controller in this slot, using the PCIe lanes? R
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Power-In + Video-Out + USB Out for mobile phone? (Samsung S8) [closed]

I am looking for a cheaper alternative for the Samsung Dex Station or Samsung Dex Pad. Some phones like my Samsung S8, which happens to be a Samsung Dex compatible device can be turned into a full ...
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USB hub with power (and data) control

Many (and fast) USB hubs are available in the market, but most of them do not provide a selective control over their single ports. From the OS, I would like to be able to: activate and deactivate ...
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desktop (pci-express?) to usb otg adapter (linux)

I am looking for a pci-express usb otg adapter (or some other way) so I can do some experimenting with gadgetfs (usb device) on my desktop Linux computer. usb type c is not suitable as it uses ...
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USB Wifi card for Packet injection/Monitor mode

I'm searching for a USB wifi card which allows me to inject packages at a high rate (>6Mbit/s), as well as monitor them in Linux. If possible it should also support a high MTU (2300). Also, good or ...
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Is there a USB 3.0 male (power +data) toY-Split USB male (data only) and usb male (power only) cable?

What I'm Doing I have a laptop and I am looking to get a portable screen for my laptop. My Problem Some of them have separate video and power connectors, but others give power and video over a ...
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Small (pocket size) folding wired USB keyboard

I'm looking for a small wired keyboard that could be used with a mobile phone (capable of USB OTG). Requirements: USB connection, preferably microUSB connector (to remove the need for reductions) ...
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MacBookPro Thunderbolt 2 External SSD USC-C

I have a MacBookPro Early 2015, with 2 USC-3 ports (occupied. sigh.) and 2 Thunderbolt 2 ports (1 occupied with a gigabit Ethernet adapter, 1 free). I need to purchase a reliable 1 TB External SSD; a ...
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USB EEPROM Flash Programmer with Linux support

I bought a CH341 or similar ROM programmer (GZUT OnePro) from Ebay ages ago, but it has absolutely no Linux support whatsoever, and its Windows drivers are not WHQL which requires you to disable ...
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Looking for a contemporary device similar to what the Yoggie used to be

About ten years back there was a range of products all called Yoggie. Some of them were bigger, some of them looked like bulky USB sticks (i.e. too wide to fit other USB plugs next to them), called ...
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ASUS UX433FN how to have multiple HDMI displays? [closed]

I already have an ASUS UX430 laptop that works perfectly with 2 HDMI displays, which totals 3 displays with the integrated display; this my own personal display. I needed another laptop and ...
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thunderbolt 3 to pci express adapter

I've a Thinkpad X1 3rd generation tablet, which has thunderbolt 3 slots. I am thinking about getting an external GPU enclosure since the thunderbolt 3 protocol itself supports interfacing with PCIe. ...
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Is there, or could anyone make a tiny 1 to 2 USB-C “splitter” hub that only contains a female USB-C-PD port and a female USB-C data port?

It still amazes me that it's almost the end of 2018 and still no one seems to have been able to, to my knowledge, find or create such a device. I did however gather some more information, so here I go....
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USB-C hub to turn 1 USB-C port into 2/3

I recently got an iPad Pro and want to charge it the same time I am listening to music. I have the Apple 3.5mm jack and most adapters to turn that one port into charging + 3.5mm didn’t seem very good. ...
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Is there a two-computer, multiple-port USB or KVM switch with *individual buttons* for each USB device?

I operate a two-computer setup with multiple displays and a plethora of USB devices. I have a pretty excellent KVM switch, that I'm generally very happy with; but I often need to switch the keyboard/...
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USB<-> serial dongle that's capable of 9-bit data?

As a follow-up to the comment by @KevinVermeer on his answer to this question - and a alternative to this other question, does anyone know of a USB<-> serial dongle that's capable of 9-bit data? ...
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Getting a USB into 3.5 floppy drive

I'm dealing with a 3.5 inch floppy drive and I'm curious if there's any way to get a USB drive's data directly into the place where the floppy drive would usually be inserted. Is there such a device?
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Which 5.1 receiver can fully be used headless?

I am looking for a slim audio receiver which can configured and used without even having a TV (no dhmi output). The reason for this is because I want to add it to my iMac 5K which has no way to ...