Samsung TV and Seagate 4TB FAST HDD Query

good day.

kindly help me with this.

I just got my 4TB Seagate Fast HDD. I tried to use to our TV (Samsung) but I cant watch movies on it. The HDD is recognized but can't show/open the contents (videos, mp3's, and other files).

Weird thing is that, I also have 1.5TB Seagate HDD and it works perfectly fine with our TV.

The HDD is USB powered (both 4TB and 1.5TB). I partitioned the 4TB to 2 - 1.8TB so that it would have a smaller size. (A suggestion made by our company IT).

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Re: disk

- Is it MBR or GPT partitioned? - Does your TV support that way of partitioning?
- Maybe it's not only the partition size, but also the disk size that matters. Then 2 GB is a safe limit for most TV's.
- Did you try a powered hub and/or a USB Y-cable for power?


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(NT) Hi Kees,
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Hi Kees,

It's GPT partitioned. GPT partitioned HDD supported by our TV? That is something I can't answer. No idea at all, sorry. How will I know? Please help.

Disk size? Both partitions has 1.8TB. So I guess, it is OK with the TV. I also tried the Y-cable but still it did not work. Sad

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GPT not supported AFAIK

Unless Sammy has changed something in their firmware, it's still not supported.

Just use smaller, non-GPT formattted drives. FWIW, I also have better luck using non-partitioned drives (or flash drives).


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Re: partition

The user manual might say something about the partition types and sizes of disks that are supported by the firmware of your TV.
Samsung Customer Service (in the USA that's 1-800-SAMSUNG) might be able to tell you.

That are 2 ways to find out..
The third way is to try. You did and it seems the answer is negative.


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LG LW5700 can not too

I have LG LW5700, in my catalouge, it show clearly TV only can use with HDD has maximum capacity 2TB. So I think your TV only support 2TB HDD.
I still not try to partition 4Tb to 2 partitions, because I don't have it Grin.

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