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2TB limitation for external USB hard drive. Is that a REAL limitation?


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Hi everyone. I have a quite recent LG 43UM74507LA smart TV (2019 model). The current software version is the 05.10.25.

I can read on the guide that the maximum suggested size for an external USB-connected drive is 2 TB. But what does it mean suggested? That it might be dangerous in some form for the hard drive to connect a unit which is larger than 2 TB?

I am asking this because I actually use to connect a 4 TB external hard drive (a portable WD elements), with single NTFS partition, just to watch some video files (so no recording or else), and it works just perfectly. No problem of any sort. That's why I am very confused. I should also add that this drive is almost full (it contains 3.6 TB of data), and this does not affect the readability by the TV.

I am indeed considering to buy another hard disk (exactly because the former one is almost full 😄), and I am considering a 8 TB WD Elements Destkop, which will be also formatted in NTFS (the only difference is that this one must be plugged to power as well, while the former only requires to be plugged to the TV via USB). Now, since the former 4 TB hard drive actually works, despite the "official suggestion", should I be confident that also the 8 TB one will work? Would you suggest me to proceed with buying that?

Thank you very much in advance for your answers!

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I have a GX77 and use Seagate Expansion hard drives (no power cord). I am using 3 5TB drives, giving me 15TB without wires.

I also have a 10TB Seagate drive (with power cord). It works, but it's slow, lags, and it's loud. Oh, and it has a power cord.

Not sure if there is anything larger that 5TB that will work (without a power cord).

 

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