Performance Testing of USB Device

How to test the USB performance?

Everybody of us must be having USB devices like USB Flash Drive, Portable HDD or any other kinds of USB storage but are we really sure about the transfer speed of our devices? and did we really know how to test the USB device? If you want to test your USB read and write speed or want to compare different USB or brands of USB then here is the best and stable tools that are widely used in industry level for mass production or testing. It’s very small USB tools but very powerful to test the read and write test. You just need to select the drive and to define the test capacity you would like to test. Like if you are testing an 8GB of USB then either you can choose the whole Capacity for testing or else you can define the  testing capacity like you can select 2GB for testing. It will save your testing time or else it will take longer time. 
USB Read Write Testing
USB Read Write Testing
So, let’s download the small app “H2Test” and test your own USB and keep the tools in your computer for future testing. It’s super simple and useful USB tools to test your USB Devices.

Make your USB bootable in a single click

If you are not a so advanced user and looking for a simple solution to make a USB Drive Bootable for your Windows Vista/ Windows 7/ Windows 8 to install from directly from your USB, then we have a simple solution with very easy steps. No need to install any software or apps it’s super easy and simple as plug and play. So, let’s download the “Rufus” and as per our experience this is really simple and 99.99% reliable to work with any brands of USB drive. So, you don’t have to think about the brands of your USB even it works for memory card through card reader.

Here are the simple steps-
1. Download the app “Rufus
2. Open the app
3. Select your USB Drive on “Device” path
4. Select the ISO file by clicking the CD button beside ISO image
5. Keep all settings like the screenshot
6. Press Start and wait for a while and you will see the “Done” message bellow the about button once it is done.
Isn’t is super cool? That’s it and cheers!

Note: Please make sure you take your necessary files backup before applying this tools because it will format the USB during the process. Credit goes to Rufus and you may visit them for future updates.

USB Flash Tools for AlcorMP AU698X and AU3150X

This is very useful and powerful tools for USB flash drive that contains the controller’s model number starting Alcor698x series.
Alcor698x Flash Tools

Controllers are supported: AU6981, AU6982, AU6983, AU6984, AU6986, AU7640, AU3150B51, Au3150C53. The list – 260 supported memory chips are now supported 34nm-high. In addition, they write that these tools improved the supporting list for controllers. This tool Works under Win2K/XP. Download the Alcor698x Flash Tools and enjoy…!

USB Flash Tools for AlcorMP AU698x 120210

This is an  utility for configuring USB flash drives on the controller model number ALCOR AU69xx, FC8xxx, SCx08.
Alcor AU69xx
Alcor AU69xx

It will Automatically recognized the VID PID: 058F xxxx, 8564 1000 3538 0070, 3538 0901, 0001 7778, 0011 7788, 0000 7777, To change the arbitrary VID & PID, Configure the settings menu. It generally supports FAT32 but in version MD – also support NTFS.
Download ALCOR AU69xx and enjoy…!

Kingston DT 101 G2 USB Flash Tools by AlcorMP AU698

If you have any Kingston DT 101 G2 USB Flash drive and if you are facing any issue with that and if you are looking for the Utility tools for this then please check the bellow things before applying this tools-
AlcorMP_AU698 Screen Shot
AlcorMP_AU698 Screen Shot

FLASH VENDOR: kingston DT 101 G2
MODEL: KingstonDT 101 G2
VID: 058F
PID: 6387
CHIP VENDOR: optional
Utility Version: AlcorMP AU698x RT v1.0.0.14 L0117 

To buy this USB with all capacity variation in Bangladesh, You may visit- Online Shop in Bangladesh.

ADATA USB Recovery tools

This tools is very useful and widely used USB recovery tools for ADATA. If the configuration is matching what the bellow then you may give a try to recover your defective USB drives-

MODEL: Adata c906
VID: 125F
MEMORY CHIP: 60073010 [Optional]
UTILS: RecoverTool_V2.00.33_L1224.exe

How to Charge multiple Gadgets Together

How to charge multiple Gadgets or Mobile Devices Together?

World is becoming more compact and more handy. Everybody is in hurry. If you are small business man or a student or even a big businessman you must be having few electronic gadgets like; Mobile Phones, Tablets, Wireless devices, Wireless headphones, Smart Watch whatever the portable gadgets they must be need charge. Specially Smart Phone you must know that its very important to charge your gadgets regularly and its very difficult to carry many charges for different devices [even it may works with same charger but you can’t charge all devices together]. So, charge all of your devices lets say if you have 4 different devices like 2 Smart Phone, 1 iPad/tablet and 1 Wireless head phone. But is it really a cool idea to carry 4 different charger? Lets say all your device supports micro USB port for charging but is it possible to carry 4 different charger? I am sure you will be agree with me that its really a matter of headache. So, now the question is how to solve this problem? Today we will discuss some about some tips that will definitely help you to think again to rearrange your charging method and it may simplify the whole things.


1. Power Strip:

You may notice that some Domestic Power Strip is coming with in built USB port by that you can easily charge your gadgets. Here we will suggest to buy one Huntkey PZB404 which has 2 USB port for charging and 3 ports for household 3 pin socket for AC power. In the market you may also find some other brands power strip with this USB port facility but before buying please keep in mind that the Power Strip should be wel designed for charge the gadgets. In this case Huntkey they offer 3 Years of warranty and up to 1 million US$ of insurance coverage. So, it could be your smart choice if your gadget got damage you can claim for the insurance.

Huntkey Power Strip with USB Port
Huntkey Power Strip with USB Port

2. AC Power Outlet:

Now a days some advanced AC power outlet is available in the market which has in built USB port. It means you don’t need to think more just plug the USB port and the charging will start imminently once you turn ON the power switch. This is one of the very useful innovation and it could give you the freedom of caring multiple charger. Now we have to wait to implement for this technology to everywhere. What you think? If you Domestic power outlet also comes with USB port isn’t it a cool idea?

AC Power Outlet with USB Charging port
AC Power Outlet with USB Charging port

3. Multiport USB HUB:

IF you have a USB HUB, we will recommed for USB3.0 HUB because USB3.0 has more power capability than USB2.0 so if you have any USB3.0 HUB you can use it for charging your gadgets. Also some USB HUB is coming specially designed and well marked USB Charge port. That means that Port is specially desiged for charging the gadgets. Also keep in mind that if you use USB2.0 HUB in this case you should use a AC power adapter to power up the USB HUB itself

TwinMOS Multiport USB HUB as Charger
TwinMOS Multiport USB HUB as Charger

4. Laptop as Charger:

Its very common and widely used method and i know there is nothing to say about this. Hope at least once you already did this. isnt it?

5. Portable USB Ports:

If you are a regular traveller and if you fond of electronic gadgets then better carry one Car charger & one USB cable so if you travel on the car you can charge your gadgets. Also if you have the USB cable while you are travelling on plane check your front side i mean the back seat USB port if you found one that’s it! you can charger your gadgets easily just you will need to have your USB cable.

Universal Power Adapter
Universal Travel Adapter

6. Universal Travel Adapter:

If you are a business man and if you need to travel most of the time then we will suggest you to buy one Universal Travel Adapter. By this adapter you can do most of the things that you will need to charge your mobile devices. Its a complex design of multiple USB ports and AC pins so it will gives you freedom in terms of AC ports you will be able to charge even your laptops.

Note: Before charging any electronic gadgets we will advise to use the supplied Adapters and you may apply this tips only for emergency cases not for regular basis.

Why 3G USB Modem Getting Overheated?

Why  3G is USB Modem Getting Overheated?

3G Modem is very handy and useful for those who travel quite often also it’s better choice where broadband is not available. 3G USB Modem is widely used nowadays for wireless broadband for high-speed internet access but some of the device or brands or USB Modem has a common problem that is getting hot sometimes getting very hot. USB modem generally getting hot and there are few reasons to like it receives 3G or GSM frequencies and at the same time converting that signal into high range of wireless frequency. 3G USB getting hot its common but if your USB modem getting very hot then it’s a matter of worry.

Over Heated USB modem could burn Laptop
Over Heated USB modem could burn Laptop

5 Ways to Reduce Over Heat on you 3G USB Modem:

Here is some tips that could help you to sort it out the issue and you may find the way to fix it before going to the deep of the procedure, you may have a look how to Connector set up a 3G USB modem properly If you already follow that procedure correctly and still having the problem then now you may go through the bellow steps-


1. USB Connection:

If you connect the 3G USB Dongle very near to the Laptop’s ventilator [where laptop’s heat comes out] then there is a big chance to get your USB 3G dongle getting hot. So, Avoid this and try to plug different USB port [Apart from the laptop’s ventilation window]. Suggested not to use USB Extension cable [Especially cheap and lower class of cable may] also avoid using USB HUB. The first and most important case to get USB modem heat is a shortage of proper power. If your PC has USB2.0 port and USB3.0 port then better to use 3G modem on USB3.0 port because USB3.0 has more capability since it’s output power is 1A [Power=1Ax5V=5W max] but for USB2.0 max Power=0.4Ax5V= 2Watts. So, if you have both facility better to go with USB3.0 port.


2. Modem Specification:

Before buying 3GB USB Dongle or Modem check the product specifications. Especially if possible check the Chipset number and the Chipset manufacturer of the 3G USB Dongle. Some modem manufacturer may not publish the chipset details but you may Google the model number and check for the Chipset details. Some Chipset special modern Chipsets are more stable in terms of the overheat even if you run for a long time. Buy well-known brands Modem instead of buying cheap Chinese modem. Check if the modem has an external antenna or not. Generally, old Chipsets comes with an antenna so better to avoid that model.


3. Environment:

If you are using your 3G USB dongle in a hot place like industrial area or in an urban area where the temperature is high then it may get overheated. The atmosphere should be proper air flow and if possible to use in an AC room. Don’t ever try to use in a sunlight it may get overheated even it may burn the whole units.


4. Body Design:

For buying a 3GB model better to go with the Plastic case instead of the metal body. Since inside the case the Chipset may warm but if it is the metal case it will transfer the heat to outside very easily since metal is a very good heat conductor. So, we will suggest you buy plastic or soft rubber coated modem.


5. Signal Strength:

If you are far from the Carrier Base station [BTS] tower and your modem getting signal less than 25% then there is a big chance to get your USB modem overheated. If the signal strength is less the modem will search for stronger signal also it will look for other base station nearby and it will get overheated. In this case better to use the USB 3G modem near the base station. Also, you can use near window [But not on the sunshine] and you may use additional Antenna to get the better reception.

After following all the above tips if your Device still gets hot we suggest cooling the USB dongle manually. You can use a USB Fan or an aluminum heat sink and attach the model with that [I know it’s not a cool idea] it can absorb the additional heat and it may save your device. But Please try to use the better quality of the device and try to plug it into in a healthy USB port [never plug in a lose USB port] and try to maintain the distance from the Laptops ventilator window. If you follow above steps and we strongly hope that it will save at least 80% of your problem, but if you feel that after following all this steps your device still has a problem, now time to change your device or consult with your retailer or a technician who can fix it physically. Please let us know if you found this tips helpful for you and don’t forget to share your experience as a comment.

How to Connect a 3G USB Modem?

How to Connect a  3G USB Dongle or Modem Properly?

USB 3G modem is now very popular due to the flexibility of usase. It can be used on PC, MacBook, Android or even directly to the 3G Routers for the Internet surfing but if you can’t connect or configure it properly it may create big problem for you.
USB 3G Modem
USB 3G Modem
Today we will discuss how to connect a 3G USB Modem and to make it working. Here is the steps how to connect a 3G USB Modem successfully-


Steps for Installing the 3G USB Dongle or Modem:

1. First of all Inser the SIM card on the SIM slot of the 3G USB Modem [Before plugging it on to the Computer]
2.Then plug your USB 3G modem in to the Computer’s USB Port and suggested not to use any USB HUB. If you USB any HUB it may create problem [for some cases], so better to avoid USB HUB and connect it directly to the USB port of the computer.
3. Since, all 3G modem comes with Zero CD ROM so, no need to install the driver from any additional CD ROM. Wait for a while and if you plug your modem for the first time it will install some drivers so kindly don’t interrupt it and let it install all drivers automatically. Be patient.. 🙂
4. Once it is completes installing driver and it will open a Auto run Menu/ Installer or a CD-ROM Drive so don’t be hurry. If it’s not started automatically, you can see it on the “My computer” and open the drives and look for the .exe files. Click on that and it will start installing the applications.
5. Follow the on screen commands and it complete the installation after few screens of command.
6. As soon as it completes installing the dashboard will come and it will start to install the necessary drivers.
7. Once it is completes installing the driver it will Auto open the dashboard by self. It’s done. You are now ready to start surfing the internet by just simply press connect.

How to Enable or Disable USB Ports?

How to Enable and disable USB Port to Protect your Computer?

If you are in a situation where you want protect your PC from unwanted USB Devices or if you want to make some policy to allow and to disallow the USB Devices then here is the tips. Where by doing this small tricks you will be able to filter the USB Device. Such as if you want to allow particular USB or allow USB with Password or make a list for white list where only predefined USB device will be allowed and rest devices will be blocked or you may configure with password when any USB will be plugged in on your Computer it will ask for the predefined administrative password. it means without your permission nobody will be able to use any UBB device on your computer. 

Allow or Disallow USB
Allow or Disallow USB. Photo Curtsey- Solarwinds
In USB device it could be USB flash drive, USB CD ROM, Portable HDD, USB Data cable for any kinds of external devices like smart phones. So, if you want to protect your computer from external USB Devices we will suggest 2 options like bellow-

1. Third party tools:

There is lots of third party tools to do this job for you but out of this we will recommend Solarwinds if you are using it on a network based workstation. By that you can mange your USB very easily or you may try eScan Internet Security Suite if you are a single user or home user. Beside as Antivirus it also works fine for the Controlling USB devices. There is lots of option about the USB device you can customize the whole process very easily. You can make white list or password, manage device list to be allowed or not to be allowed and many more. You can give a FREE trial with this tools.We try this tools and it was very simple and useful. Hope it will work fine for you too.

eScan ISS USB Control Panel
eScan ISS USB Control Panel

2. Windows Group Policy:

Windows has group policy to make the policy to allow or not to allow. This is quite tricky and may be it will not a good choice if you don’t like to dig inside the policies. To read the details you may visit Windows Group Policy for USB or else you can try to the first option if you think that is the easy and comfortable for you.

Windows Group Policy Activated for USB Control
Windows Group Policy Activated for USB Control
If you think this tips was useful for you, please don’t forget to share this article with your friends but if you found the tips is not working in your case. please don’t hesitate to let us know by comment. thanks!