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Re: usb Confusion



I've never held a firewire connector though my computer has one on its
top, so can't say if what you need is a usb to firewire cable.

On Tue, 11 Feb 2020, Jude DaShiell wrote:

> Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2020 09:47:50
> From: Jude DaShiell <jdashiel@panix.com>
> To: Martin McCormick <martin.m@suddenlink.net>, debian-user@lists.debian.org
> Subject: Re: usb Confusion
> Resent-Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2020 14:48:04 +0000 (UTC)
> Resent-From: debian-user@lists.debian.org
>
> That sounds like a Micro usb port.  If you have a connector like that
> try inserting it very gently.  If it doesn't go in easily, flip the
> cable and try the other side.
>
> On Tue, 11 Feb 2020, Martin McCormick wrote:
>
> > Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2020 08:31:37
> > From: Martin McCormick <martin.m@suddenlink.net>
> > To: debian-user@lists.debian.org
> > Subject: usb Confusion
> > Resent-Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2020 13:31:55 +0000 (UTC)
> > Resent-From: debian-user@lists.debian.org
> >
> > 	After recently ordering and receiving a new 1 TB external
> > SSD drive, I realized I had no way to connect it.  It has a small
> > rectangular slot about 8 MM or a quarter of an inch long.  A Mac
> > lightning connector is almost exactly the same size but
> > fortunately doesn't plug in but that's the size of whatever fits.
> > Crucial says it is usb-A .
> >
> > 	What is the correct nomenclature for the most common usb
> > connector that has been around for 25 or 30 years and fits the
> > vast majority of devices using usb?
> >
> > 	I'll need a cable that fits the old standard usb port on
> > one end and the disk drive on the other.
> >
> > 	There's an old saying:  "Standards are great.  Everybody
> > should have one."
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > Martin McCormick
> >
> >
>
>

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