HD not recognised by Samsung TV

Dear Tech Support,

Have a buffalo (brand) HD and my Samsung smart/hd/3d tv is not recognising it.

Could there be a simply solution someone can advise so I can get this thing working please?


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Re: external disk

- What TV exactly?
- What partition(s) with what file system is on that disk?
- GPT or MBR?
- How big a disk (how many GB or TB)?
- Does this match the requirements of the TV? For example, it's unusual that a TV recognises an Apple file system and a 3 TB disk might be a problem also.
- Can you access that disk on your PC/laptop?
- Can you access other external disks on your TV?


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HDD/TV connection

Sorry late reply...

Its a 1TB size HD.
40inch Samsung smart TV.
The HD is accessible with my Macbook Air.
Other usb (sticks) the TV can recognise.
I'm no tech so not sure of the other terms you're asking about :/


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That's not the exact TV.

There would be a model number.

As to the HDD many USB 3.0 drives are not recognized by many TVs. Fix? Get USB 2.0 drives.

As to file systems, Apple's own file system will not work with this TV. Fix? Use what Sam tells you to use.

-> You write you are not a tech but these things are highly technical. For folk that want it to just work they may want to stick with all Apple solutions. In your case an Apple TV may be best.

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Re: Hard Drive

The TB harddrive that you have attached is too much for the television to be able to process. Certian models can only process 500GB or lower.

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