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Samsung TV - USB external hard drive Limitations

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Good Morning, Samsung team.

I ask for Samsung TV - USB external hard drive Limitations and I've some questions about these models

Does Samsung N5300 49" read an external hard backup plus hub 8Tb?

Does Samsung NU7100 curved 49" read an external hard backup plus hub 8 8Tb?

And does Samsung H5100 40" read an external hard backup plus hub 8Tb?

I've one of Samsung H5100 model & it doesn't read my external hard with a capacity 8Tb?

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First Poster

I just salvaged 4 units x 320gb 2.5" SATA II and III from several old laptops and fixed them in SATA Enclosures. Out of 4, 1 of them can play without problem when connected to my UA324500AK Samsung LED TV. The other 3 not detected. 

I figured out those 3 HDDs has only 1 single partition. After I repartition them I can used all the 3 HDDs for my TV.

You can try this out.
1. Repartition with 2 partitions 1st partition with 95% of HDD capacity and format it with NTFS.  2nd HDD will be 5% which is the remaining unallocated partition  Do Not format it, leave it unallocated.
2. Copy your files to the 1st partition.
3. Now, try plug it to your TV.

This method worked out well for me. You may try this with 1TB HDD onwards too. Please let me know the result.

 

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How can I partition a 128GB USB stick so I can use it in a Samsung TV?

First Poster

Try use IM Magic Partition Resizer. Make 2 partitions in your 128gb USB. 1st partition make it around 12-30mb. The rest of capacity goes to 2nd partition. Format each partition to FAT or FAT32 have done. Let me know if this works for you.

 

My 500gb SATA drive can play on my Samsung TV after I done this.

Black Belt 

@zl1cn wrote:

How can I partition a 128GB USB stick so I can use it in a Samsung TV?


You don't need to do anything. The tv will format when first used to NTFS. 

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