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If I hook up an external hard drive to the USB port of the N3, can the N3 access the music tracks stored on the external drive?
That depends, N3 can OTG access USB storage device, including an external hard drive "theoretically", but the little player runs on battery and it won't have enough power to drive the harddisk steadily, so you need to provide use external power supply to support your harddisk when you do that. There are two options: for full size 3.5" harddisk, they normally comes with their own power supply so this is straight forward, but not a portable solution. If you want to use 2.5" Harddisk you need to use a USB Y splitter adapter or a USB Y splitter cable to connect your 2.5" harddisk to a portable USB charger and N3 DAP at the same time.
Another possibility is to use M.2 SSD, these new generation SSD are low-voltage by design and N3 should be able to power them directly (limited to 300mA).