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PCIe Card for USB with independent controllers (Or how to distinguish from USB ports sharing bandwidth)

Do PCIe cards for USB ports with fully independent root/controllers/bandwidths exist? Alternatively, is it impossible for PCIe to pass multiple USB streams? Or is there a way to check before buying? ...
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Supporting USB in Retro PC's BIOS to use modern USB keyboard

I have my retro PC with the MSI MS-6119 (chipset Intel BX, Slot 1) motherboard. I have a very cheap PS2 keyboard that works as expected but I would like to invest in a brand new PS2 keyboard from ...
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USB hub/specialized device that hides USB HID endpoints

I would like a USB device that would hide the existence of a subset of USB endpoints on a HID device, so that a computer only sees selected HID endpoints. I've not been able to find a product ...
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For DJing, I want to have two distinct audio outputs, both connected to a single USB port. Does the hardware exist?

Very simple device I'm searching for but doesn't seem to exist. It has usb on one end, preferably USB C. On the other end it has two different .3mm audio jacks. They don't play the same audio, they ...
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9DoF IMU, Accelorometer + Gyroscope + Magnetometer, with USB connector and SDK

I'm searching for a device to measure orientation/trajectory in space over time. So what I need is an IMU combined with a magnetometer. Also, it should be an all-in-one solution that I can connect to ...
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Why do mechanical keyboards have 2x USB plugs? Ordinary keyboards only have one [closed]

Why do mechanical keyboards have 2x USB plugs? Ordinary keyboards only have one. For example Logitech G G815 has 2x USB plugs, also the whole previous models. Why is that? I have tried it and it is ...
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Recommendations for a drive for live persistent boot for Linux distro

I'm having trouble running a standard Linux distribution that's been flashed as a live boot on my USB flash drive (USB 3.0, 8GB; BTW I've also tried with ADATA 1TB portable HDD but it was ...
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Fake USB flash drives? [closed]

Sometime ago I purchased a USB flash drive from eBay that was advertised as 512GB. But when it arrived it only had like 20GB. I asked for an explanation, but the seller didn't know what happened and ...
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Are there any modern (USB 3.0/3.1) USB flash drives with indicator/activity lights out there?

Are there any modern (USB 3.0/3.1) USB flash drives with indicator lights out there? It seems like it became “trendy” to manufacture USB flash drives nowadays without any indicator light on them. Why ...
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USB hub with >=2.4A power *and* data

I'm a VR developer and need to keep multiple headsets both connected to my computer (as clients) and powered - where their expected continuous draw will be >2A, closer to 2.4 or 2.5A on average. ...
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Wireless USB: usb wifi pair device that creates a usb connection?

Wireless USB: usb wifi pair device that creates a usb connection? I am looking for this: the device is not a wifi device that connects to any network. it is a wifi that connects only on the other ...
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3.5" Internal Card Reader with only USB 3.2Gen2 (10G) connector

I'm searching for an internal 3.5" SD card reader with USB ports. It should support USB 3.0 speeds (5G and up), but must only use the USB 3.2Gen2 10-gig "A key" motherboard connector. ...
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iPad 7 interface with microscope camera

I need to interface an AmScope MU1003B 10MP USB3.0 microscope camera to an Apple iPad running iOS 17.1.1. The iPad 7 uses a Lightning jack and the MU1003B uses a USB3-A plug. The Lightning to USB3-A ...
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Replacement for Logitech MX Keys with wired mode support

I own one of the great Logitech MX Keys keyboards. (Dunno what the recent "business" naming is about). I am really fine with it. Now, my current employer does not allow wireless keyboards of ...
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What kind of tablet device with android operating system would possibly support EXTERNAL DEVICES plugged with USB?

I've been given a work task that requires to establish a connection between external usb device plugged into an android device, however, I cannot seem to find any tablets that are able to perform this....
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USB External Drive fit for constant and heavy usage

So a bit over a year ago, I moved to a new laptop, and connected an external USB hard drive with the files from my old one. Since then, I used the external drive, labeled as Elements (E:), as a second ...
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USB based HSM, preferably with open source firmware and able to sign with 4096 bit RSA key in under 1 sec for under US$500

I am in search of an HSM which can be plugged in via USB and which is able to sign - via OpenSC or PKCS#11 module -, using an RSA 4096 bit key created and stored on it, in under one second. Example: ...
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WiFi USB dongle with no need to install a driver in Win10

I am looking for a WiFi USB dongle or WiFi+Bluetooth USB dongle with the following requirements: Must-haves: Must install under Windows 10 without requiring external drivers to be loaded from either ...
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What kind of USB connector is this? [closed]

What kind of funny connector is this? The big part is a USB-A connector, and plugs into a standard USB-A female connector (although it's a bit tight). But what is the other thing? It appears to ...
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Usb program stick for plcc32 32pin

I have a eon en29f002ant-70jc plcc-32 bios chip. Is it possible to program this 32pin chip with a usb stick? I did not found any for 32pin.
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Break through the speed limit of 1.5 Mbps for Bluetooth tethering

My mobile phone brand is Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC and I want to share my mobile internet data with my PC using the Bluetooth tethering feature because tethering over Bluetooth consumes less charge from my ...
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USB wired 3.5" Floppy reader for Windows 10

I came across some ancient floppies (3.5"). Most are games, but there are some source code ones from very old projects. I would like to recover them. Is there a USB wired 3.5: floppy reader? ...
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GPS-USB receiver which works with gps-share under Linux

I am looking for recommendation on USB-connected GPS receiver (preferrably cable >= 3m and antenna at the end) which will work with gps-share (and thus GeoClue, if I understand correctly) under ...
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External hard drive (SSD/NVME) up to 1TB which can be connected to **two or more** operating computers simultaneously

I need a recommendation over an external hard drive (SSD/NVME) up to 1TB, which can be connected into two or more operating computers simultaneously. Computer A copy-pastes files with hard drive and ...
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Looking for USB stick with password-protected write protection

Well, I know there are password-protected sticks, but my idea (as described below) is a bit different. I'd like to encrypt a stick using VeraCrypt so that private information remains private (in case ...
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Multicomputer USB Switch (KVM without video) that doesn't disconnect devices?

I'm looking for the USB side of a KVM switch that does not detach USB devices. I do not want a device that "emulates" a generic keyboard and mouse, but one that maintains the same USB IDs ...
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Cannot determine from description if selected internal PCI sound card would fit inside a Small Form Factor PC

The internal default speaker works but no signal for sound jacks for external amplified speakers. I wish to try two possible solutions. Solutions 1a. check if this already ordered internal PCI sound ...
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Trustworthy USB and HDMI Manufacturers?

Undoubtedly, we've all encountered the frustrating scenario of surfing through the sea of replica / knockoff products on Amazon and similar marketplaces; in my personal experience, particularly for ...
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3.5mm jack to USB C converter?

I have a pair of USB-C active noise cancelling headphones, and I'd like to use them with the in-flight entertainment system of an airplane. A typical in-flight entertainment system comes with either ...
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Want to buy small as in volume as in litres/centimetres USB solid-state drive (overspecification: USB flash drive) with power/activity indicator light

I currently (2023‑11‑26) use a Corsair Flash Voyager Slider 128GB USB 3.0 (CMFSL3B-128GB) model of USB solid-state drive (overspecification: USB flash drive because it could use a different type of ...
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SSD adapter to connect to PC via USB

I have this SSD: PM981 NVMe SAMSUNG 512GB that I took from a previous PC I bought, that I don't use anymore. I want to connect it to my new PC via USB to get some files. I bought this adapter to do it:...
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Serve a limited local WiFi network over USB

I have an industrial PC that I want to have communicate with a remote device (say, a tablet) through a web page. The PC itself may or may not be connected to the Internet. Is there a device which can ...
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Replacement brand for Apple ANSI wired keyboard with numeric keypad?

I've recently (December 2022) learned that Apple no longer sells wired keyboards. My touch-typing has become extremely optimized for one of their USB keyboards and I'd like to find a suitable ...
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Can you turn multiple internal hard drives into one external drive?

I wonder how I should encapsulate a bunch of old, internal SATA drives in a single black-box (literally) whose output would be a single USB plug. It would present itself as a single drive with the ...
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hardware for exporting timecode to camera

I have cubase pro generating timecode (TC), which I want to export to a camera with DIN connection (eg., Canon R5C). What would you recommend if such thing exists for 3m to 5m distance beween PC and ...
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Adapter to connect old laptops into thunderbolt display/usb

Normally, searching for Thunderbolt adapters, we get things doing A thunderbolt on input. An USB and HDMI output. Thus, we can connect a thunderbolt laptop to a HDMI monitor and USB keyboard. What I ...
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When every single HDD has 1-star horror reviews, how can I buy any of them?

I'm trying to replace a 1 TB external USB 2.5" HDD. As I go through each and every model for sale and look the model up on Amazon reviews and look only at the 1-star reviews (as I always do for ...
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Why isn’t there a USB 3.1 Type B plug to 3.1 Type C receptacle

My desktop PC sits across the room from most of my appliances and I am emigrating all these devices off of wi-Fi/Bluetooth to good old fashion wired connections. (For reasons.) I’ve already run an ...
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External HDD enclosure effect on transfer speed

I have a Western Digital Scorpio Blue (WD500BEVT) 2.5" 500 GB HDD which, as purchased years ago, is in an enclosure with a Mini-B USB connector (Yes, MINI). When I transfer files to/from my PC, I ...
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USB C via hub to two laptops? [duplicate]

I have two laptops, one for work and one for home, and a Kensington SD4700P dock that work gave me. The dock only connects peripherals via the rear C port (the front C port seems to be solely a ...
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USB stick for HDMI input

Looking for a cable for my HDMI port to use as a USB
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Is there a USB OTG PCIe card?

This is for a weird Linux gadget project. I'd like to find a PCIe card that can operate in slave/device mode. All PCIe cards I have found so far hard Host only.
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Physical button/momentary switch to trigger a keyboard shortcut in Excel on Windows

I work in a manufacturing environment and we use vba macros in excel spreadsheets on a laptop to log completion times when we finish up a process. I'm looking for a physical button that can be pressed ...
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USB hub that resolves mouse/keyboard stutter

Please use baby language that doesn't include any technical terms because I'm very lost :) My wireless mouse and keyboard stutter when connected via a hub to my laptop (which has only 2 usb ports), ...
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USB3 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter that Supports ALTQ (for pfSense)

Does there exist a USB3 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter that supports ALTQ? I need ALTQ to facilitate traffic shaping in pfSense. Unnecessary details are here.
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What is the max USB cable type-A male to type-c male Volt/current/Wattage possible?

I am struggling to understand USB type-C specifications in terms of power supply, took me a lot to figure out about USB data bandwidth but now that type-C is used to charge mobiles need to learn more. ...
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External drive plugged in for long time

I have a small home server for which I want to buy an external drive (SEAGATE BACKUP PLUS HUB 6TB HDD). Without going into details, it is currently the only way to increase the available storage space....
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Looking for a micro USB to lightning cable

I am looking for a Micro USB to Lightning cable. (i.e. micro USB at one end, Lightning at the other end) Any recommendations? I've checked out Amazon and Best Buy to no avail. Required in order to ...
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Micro USB phone into USB-C integrated slot in a car

I have a USB-C female port in my car and my smartphone only has a micro USB connector. Is there any risk to plug my phone in with a micro USB/USB-C adapter? I know that USB-C can deliver up to 100 W ...
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Any Cheap Type C to USB Converter?

I've recently purchased the Macbook M1, There are only two types c ports available. I am thinking to purchase the Apple USB hub, but it is very expensive. Can you suggest to me some cheaper options?
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