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5.0 out of 5 stars Hard Drive for use with Smart TV, 17 Oct. 2013
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I purchased this to use as storage for a Samsung smart TV. It seemed reasonably priced and the TV accepted the addition with no problem. The only possible downside is that it does have a separate power supply, which is supplied, and is not powered from the USB interface
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Initial post: 27 Jan 2014 08:07:48 GMT
Steve Ridout says:
Hi there, you say that having a separate power supply could be a "downside" just a thought but I think that on the contrary, it's a plus side as I've read that samsung TVs struggle to power an external hard drive that ISNT powered, I have a samsung smart TV myself and have been toying with the idea of a hard drive for it and have chosen this one exactly because it is externally powered, I'm under the impression that the TV struggles to power a drive of this size through the USB port, if somebody knows different then I bow to their knowledge but this is how I've been led to understand it works, have just ordered one of these drives partly to back up a lot of data on an old PC and partly to use as a storage for the TV, I think/hope that I will be able to split the drive with two partitions to do this, will come back once I've received and tried it out

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Feb 2014 13:56:40 GMT
I use a 1 tb Samsung hdd for recording programs on a Samsung smart TV with no external power needed powers on and off from the tvs power no problem

Posted on 11 Oct 2014 12:43:36 BDT
Received my D3 this morning. Using it for the same purposes as you, plugged it into the TV and went to select a show to record and it wants to format the drive, so I click yes and its been sitting there for some time, saying 'testing performance'. a spinning cursor is present. Did yours take a while?
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