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UA50ES5600m - Cannot read 1TB USB external drive?

by guyro1989 / February 5, 2013 4:57 AM PST

I bought the samsung ua50es5600m television, and I have it in my possesion for 3 days now. Since the first day, I tried to connect my WD "my passport 1TB", without any luck.
2. I heard a rumor about that the TV set has a limit for the memory that could be read from the extrernal drive. I have 1TB drive. Is that the problem? (I connected a smaller USB drive without ANY problem)
3. Is there a way to fix this problem without having to find another drive to connect to the television?

Good day,
I hope you'll help me. Wink

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Is the drive USB 3.0?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 5, 2013 9:35 AM PST

If so, try some USB 2.0 drive. I did not ask if you formatted the drive according to the manuals.

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Actually, it is compatiable with both USB 2.0/3.0
by guyro1989 / February 5, 2013 3:10 PM PST
In reply to: Is the drive USB 3.0?

It has one cable that is supposed to fit both technologies.
The other drive I tested with the TV is a WD elements 500GB, that has the same compatibilty. This one, I have to say, did connect to the TV successfully.

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Then you have to call it in.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 6, 2013 1:55 AM PST

I can only warn you about the supposed 3.0 compatibility. It appears you think it is compatible in spite of many reports. What more can be offered?

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I don't think it's relevant whether it's USB 3.0 compatiable
by guyro1989 / February 6, 2013 3:43 AM PST

Hmm, I should say the external drive works perfectly and it's not the issue, the TV is. I even don't know if i'll call an tech guy over the drive issue, even though I wish deeply to fix my problem.
As I said, it should be able to connect with the TV, as it's connecting to my PC (WinXP SP3).
Moreover, my other drive, an WD elements 500GB I use for work only (no movies in it) has connected to the TV without any problem. Is it the sheer 1TB volume of my primary driver, the WD passport?
If it is not an easy task to fix, I can try other methods or maybe to buy a flash drive to watch my blu-ray movies. The downside is that all of my movies are stored at my 1TB drive, and I thought it would be the easiest thing to do -- Watch my movies directly from the drive without having to turn to another storing device.

Well, if it's not really the volume issue, and no one has another offer for me, it's a bummer.
Bob - Thanks for the help so far (hopefully to fix the problem fast) and have a good day.

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I apologize.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 6, 2013 6:22 AM PST

The issue has been gone over too many times. Please call it in and ask them directly what's up. I shared what folk have found and beyond the format issues, you will find USB 3.0 drives just don't work not matter what. Yes, it's supposed to be backwards compatible.

Now what to do? Have those that say it is make it work,.

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All Fixed! Appears that a password was locking the drive...
by guyro1989 / February 7, 2013 11:53 PM PST
In reply to: I apologize.

Well I feel stupid...
I logged in my drive to the pc and the WD security window popped in. Then, it stroke me! I switched the security option in the WD software off, and tried to connect the drive to the TV again.
Miraclously it worked!
So, thanks for all the help, although it was not solved here... Have a great weekend without any tech issues. Happy

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Nice to know what it was.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 8, 2013 12:02 AM PST

Does it come by default switched on? I work as if it is stock out of the box condition.

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