Smart Applications of Modern-day Usb Accessories, Drives and Gadgets Technology

USB means Universal Serial Bus that is an intermediate between the computer and the other electronic devices using the cables and the connector. Initially it was developed in the mid 1990’s for the communication protocols used for the connection purpose in the bus. The USB was invented by Ajay Bhatt.

The Purpose of Creating Usb, Usb Drives and Usb devices and Accessories

The main purpose of the development of the USB was to modernize and enhance the data transfer and the electric connection between the computers and its peripherals. There are lots of usb accessories that are being used now days.


Difference between New USB Connection Over Normal (Old) Connectors Pattern

Initially there were connectors with some combinations of pins in a fixed pattern. The connectors with the pins system were not very handy as the pins were prone to damage. If pressure is applied on the pin connectors in a wrong direction they broke and created lots of problems with connection.

But with the development of the USB cables you can directly connect them with the USB drive and start working instantly. There are no fixed patterns you have to just plug in the cable into the drive.

It also enhances the life of the USB accessories and provides the right kind of comfort and ease.

USB Connectivity Peripherals – Some Common Examples of Usb Drives Accessories

Today USB connections are very commonly used for the peripherals of the computer. There are variety of usb gadgetsand usb hubs like

Usb Optical mouse

Usb  Keyboard

Usb  Light pen

Usb Speakers

Usb LED lamps etc.


USB provides a very convenient way to establish the connection with the computers and for the supply of the electricity for the electrical appliances.

The USB connectors are available in the wide variety of sizes and power, depending upon the device that is being used. Also depending upon the power that is to be transferred, the data cable is used. Some are used for the high speed data transfer depending on the requirement.

How Usb Accessory Charger Port Adapter Works

For the USB battery charging special type of USB connectors is used for the power transmission. The charging ports of the USB types are available in two categories namely

Downstream charging ports and the other is dedicated charging USB port. The main difference between the two is that the second one dedicated charging port does not support the data transfer between the computer and the accessory. Also the mobile chargers are now available with the downstream charging port that means it can charge the battery and also transfers the data between the mobile and the computer.


Modern-day Applications and Uses of USB Accessories and Usb Drive Devices

After the invention of the usb, its now has varying wide range importance and advantages in the platforms

  1. Usb drives support gadgets. Lots of gadgets were made that supported the usb connectivity with high speed data transfer.
  2. Usb Drive it is very easy to connect to use.
  3. Usb Drive runs and operates on a high speed. The speed of USB connectivity is 12 Megabite per second.
  4. With the increase of the requirement of the people using the computers the demand of the data transfer speed also increases and that is solved with the use of the usb.
  5. It provides high speed connectivity for 126 external devices at a time. So with the use of usb we can have the comfort and ease of using the external devices with great speed and convenience.

Simple Ways to Mount Usb Devices in Linux Operating System

Introduction: Differences Between Usb Devices and CDs, DVDs and Floppy Drives

USB drives, pen drives, flash drives and external hard disks (HDD) are increasingly becoming the most popularly used removable storage devices in the computing world. And the reasons are not really hard to fathom.

The USB devices are faster to use than CDs or DVDs or even floppies.

Floppies take up a considerable amount of time to get written and get corrupted after being used for a couple of times.

CDs, DVDs and Floppies are also extremely fragile; the slightest of scratches may result in the user having multiple bad sectors in the disk from which data recovery becomes difficult.


USB devices in comparison are faster, well-built and more resistant to damage, easier to carry and are more portable. A 16 Gigabytes (GB) pen drive is of the size of just a little finger that can store high amount of data which is literally more than what CDs, DVDs and floppies can accommodate

In computers with Linux platforms also, using USB is becoming more and more popular. USB Linux is not much difficult to use once one has gone through the required tutorial. Most Linux users are not however, comfortable with using USB devices because of lack of knowledge in its working process

SCSI Linux Device Naming Utilities: Technology on How Linux Usb Devices Operate and Function

USB devices use SCSI names in linux operating system. SCSI names represent the USB devices in the system. Names such as dev/sda are used to represent the first USB device and likewise partition. It must be confirmed that the Linux kernel has support for USB devices.

Easy Steps on How to Mount USB Devices in Linux and Pen Drive

The following steps should be followed to mount USB in Linux or pen drive.

Firstly, one has to log in as the root user using the sudo command.

Secondly, after that, the mount disk command has to be made. There is another command that will enable one to use the USB drive or to see the files it contains.

There are other commands such as the rm, rmdir commands that will enable one to copy files from the drive to the hard disk.

The fdisk command enables one to delete available partitions and create new ones.

The dmesg command provides more information on the USB devices. Another command unmounts the device when it is not in use.

There are other specific commands that will enable one to format USB in Linux. The bootable USB Linux can be created with the help of certain utilities that can help create a bootable USB drive.

The USB Linux installer is also a quite simple to use utility that can help one install the USB on the system, when the USB device is not supported in the kernel.

USB devices’ popularity has warranted that all the different operating system incorporate it within themselves, in ways which will enable them to be used easily, speedily and conveniently. That is why Linux too has included it. Different websites have sprung up on the internet to provide help and step by step guidelines that help users go through each of the processes involved in using USB Linux easily. Even the apparently complicated has become easy.