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E400 usb host capable of using external hd?

Can you connect a usb hard drive to the e400 with the usb host cable? If so, is there a possibility to use the drive in connection with a gps system attached? Is there something like a distributor to attach gps cable AND usb host cable at the same time?

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As far as I know if you want to make this kind of connection I suppose that you need suitable driver for it. Sorry but there is no any known driver to me. In my opinion there are some another reasons that speaks against usage of HDD. First of all HDD need external power supply and secondly the HDD is very sensitive again agitation.

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