Does a partitioned USB hard drive work on my TV?

Last Update date : 2017.09.26

Yes, the TV will treat each partition as if it were an individual USB hard drive, for example, if the hard drive has 4 partitions, then the TV will display 4 USB drives.


The HDD or flash drive must meet the following specifications: 


    ● Portable HDD type
    ● USB 2.0 
    ● 4GB minimum 
    ● 2TB maximum 

    ● Read 20MB per second 
    ● Write 34MB per second 
    ● At least 5400 RPM 

    ● Supported file systems are FAT, exFAT and NTFS


When connecting an external hard drive, use the USB (HDD) port. We recommend that you use an external hard drive with its own power adapter.  


Note: MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) is not supported. Certain types of USB digital camera and audio devices may not be compatible with a specific TV.


    Certain files, depending on how they were encoded, may not play on the TV.


    Even though USB 3.0 devices are backward compatible they will still need to meet the specifications mentioned above.



For 2015 TV - UA88JS9500W


    The TV supports MSC (Mass Storage Class) USB devices only. MSC is a class designation for mass storage devices.


    A USB hard drive with a speed of 5,400rpm or above is recommended. However, RAID-type USB hard drives are not supported.


    If there are multiple USB devices connected to the TV, the TV might not be able to recognise some or all the devices. USB devices that use high-power input should be connect the USB [5V, 1A] port.


A Smart TV may not recognise a 3TB or 4TB hard drive. Re-partitioning the hard drive to 2TB in a PC may be detectable and read by the TV

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