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Hi, I am ordering a M001 soon along with multiple peripherals to mod into the system.I was just wondering for Storage purposes whether it's possible to solder SD card 1 to the motherboard where the jacket for the external access is and then still be able to use a SD card from the outside?A quick diagram has been attached.Thanks for help.
 

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I think this will not work because of addressing and such...But you could add an USB-Stick (without the case) to the USB-port permanently. If you also include a hub, you still have a port for additional hardware...Think about a switch to trigger it on/off to save energy!
 

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I wasn't entirely sure that this would work.I saw what Carnivore had done and would have preferred to use SD cards since they're cheaper on DX.But I'll investigate more and once I have my M001 I'll do some testing and what not.Thank you anyways.
 

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[quote author=Rhysu link=topic=835.msg6571#msg6571 date=1276073458]I wasn't entirely sure that this would work.I saw what Carnivore had done and would have preferred to use SD cards since they're cheaper on DX.But I'll investigate more and once I have my M001 I'll do some testing and what not.Thank you anyways.[/quote]you shouldn't buy usb sticks on dx, buy them in a local store, they're much cheaper than sd cards!
 

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[quote author=Carnivore link=topic=835.msg6635#msg6635 date=1276087623]See one of my videos. I tried an SD card reader and it didn't work. Your best bet is to do a flashdrive.[/quote]What I was thinking of doings was basically trying to use two SD cards on the one port. But I assume this isn't possible.Thanks anyways, Also good job on your M001.But yeah I've noticed that they're cheaper in store.
 

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You could totally upgrade the internal storage capacity using GPIO-over-MMC as the WM8505 has plenty gpios unused. When mine arrives, I shall find some gpio pins within the processor board/mainboard. Like soldering 16gb internal sd cards would be possible (but hell crappy as the device itself doesnt play much stuff heh)
 

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The unused gpios are exposed on some of the unused pins of the SODIMM slot - check out the pins closest to the lower-right corner of the SoC. (I'd hoped they would be JTAG, but they are "merely" GPIOs).Bit-banging SDIO will be painfully slow - it would be better to try to use a couple of GPIOs as card-select lines, or something similar.
 
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