Why need cable to connect USB drive?

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JVC's manual states that a cable must be used to connect a USB drive to the USB port on the front panel.  Why is this necessary?  It sure would be easier to use one of the tiny thumb drives without the cable.

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  • You should be able to use a thumb drive.  They state "cable" because some of the radios don't have enough room around the USB port to fit some thumb drives with wide housings.

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  • You should be able to use a thumb drive.  They state "cable" because some of the radios don't have enough room around the USB port to fit some thumb drives with wide housings.