[quote="Mackem_Beefy"]I have the same question. Can I record to an external HDD drive on standby on a Samsung Smart TV model UE40KU6000K where the hard drive does not have it's own power supply?[/quote]
I've managed to answer my own question. if you're using a hard drive, it seems to depend upon the power consumption of the device.
I firstly tried a Western Digital Passport 1 TB HDD external drive. When the Samsung Smart TV tested the device, it reported that the test had failed.
I next tried a 2.5" internal 500 GB HDD drive placed into an external drive caddy. The Samsung Smart TV reported the drive was suitable WITHOUT an external power supply. The drive has recorded successfully on five occasions with the TV in standby mode.
There has been one partial fail, as a friend rang just at the start of a film I wanted to watch. I tried to start recording as he rang, but it appears I didn't mange to hit the record button correctly. The phone call lasted 40 minutes and I note recording had started at the point the phone call finished. As the phone I was on was a mobile, there was no way the phone could have affected the record. I guess I started the record again at the point the phone call ended and it looks like the one fail was my fault.
If you are using a larger, 3.5" HDD drive, you will need to use an external power supply. 2.5" HDD drives with an external power supply should also work.
It appears WD Passport HDD drives without an external power supply will NOT work.
However, a low power, internal 2.5" HDD drive placed into a caddy WILL work without attaching the external power supply.
I tried a USB stick and can read from it. However, the Samsung TV reported on testing it was NOT suitable to record to and I suspect power might not be sufficient or be borderline for recording in standby mode.
This last bit is strange as I would have though the USB stick would have required less power thatn the internal 2.5" HDD drive.
For reference, the 2.5" HDD drive I have that works on standby mode WITHOUT an external power supply is as follows:
TOSHIBA MOBILE HARD DRIVE L200
500 GB Capacity, 5400 rpm
Drive Rev ARAAA03/AX001A
DC +5V 1.0A (i.e. very low power)
Date of Manufacture: 09DEC2016 (9th December 2016)
S/N: Z69KCU81T A3D HDKEB03AKA01 T
Hope that helps.
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Thanks for that. I note a Samsung branch in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, about 40 minutes away from me. When I get time, I will nip in and have a chat with them. That said, I don't know if they'll help me with a phone / camera that they ceased to produce back in 2015. Thanks and many regards, Ian
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Hi, I've had a Samsung Galaxy K zoom hybrid camera / phone since 2015, with a 10x optical zoom. It effectively acts as a spare phone / camera these days if my main phone or camera is unavailable. That said, it has performed well over the time I've had it and produced some remarkable photos that I've been able to upload onto Facebook or similar straight away. I've noticed two months ago when I had my main phone in for repair that there was a hair inside the lens cover. There are also a few minor specks of dust. These are only (and very readily) noticeable when the zoom is extended up towards 10x. I've tried a few methods suggested elsewhere, including (worryingly) gently tapping the lens when extended to try to dislodge the hair, applying suction to the lens barrel with a vacuum cleaner (I had a real go at this) and blasting it with a hair dryer. The hair subbornly remains no matter what I do. I've noted some more draconian methods, including removing the cover at the end of the lens barrel using a combination of a hair dryer to heat to 60C plus and gently remove it with a sharp knife(???). I just want the hair and dust gone. Anyone any thoughts? Given the nature of the Samsung Galaxy K, do I take it to a camera repair shop or a phone repairer? Given the hybrid nature of the phone / camrea, I'm not sure where to post this message. Ian
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