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Neil Jones6,201 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
What are you running Kodi on?

If Kodi can't read the media files either then that seems to suggest something's gone wrong somewhere.
Note that just because your Mac and Chromebook go "bing bong" (or whatever the Mac/Chromebook equivalent noise is if anything) doesn't mean it is readable, there's a difference between seeing it and being able to use it.

You need to find a file and see if you can play it happily on your Chrome and your Mac.

In fact there's another point, where did this media come from? Have you made it by ripping DVDs? How have you made it? I'm wondering if its been encoded in a way that the TV (and Kodi) can't use?
Ne1L C1,623 posts since 11 Sep 2011
Kodi on fire stick. It works on both chrome and Mac and yes they're from ripped DVD's. As stated it all worked well previously. The only thing that has changed is the HDD.
Neil Jones6,201 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
I'm assuming this is your TV?

The manual says:

http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/UM/201003/20100330154151812/BN68-02592D-01Eng_0317.pdf posted:
Media Play only supports USB Mass Storage Class (MSC) devices. MSC is a Mass Storage Class Bulk-Only Transport device. Examples of MSC are Thumb drives, Flash Card Readers and USB HDD (USB HUB are not supported).


A USB device that requires high power (more than 500mA or 5V) may not be supported.

If an over-power warning message is displayed while you are connecting or using a USB device, the device may not be recognized or may malfunction.


If a USB extension cable is used, the USB device may not be recognized or the files on the device may not be read.

Does any of this apply?
Also is your 2Tb HDD a desktop or a laptop one? If its a laptop one I suspect the USB port on the TV may not be able to provide enough power since they take (slightly) more power than a 500Gb would. USB ports on TVs aren't particularly fantastic at the best of times.
Neil Jones6,201 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
In which case the only thing to conclude is that the TV doesn't like 2Tb HDD's. So if that's all you have, you're sort of stuffed.

The only other options are at this point is as mentioned earlier in the thread, a NAS setup (or tack your current drive onto a Pi and set that up as a NAS drive), or get hold of a smaller drive and see what the limit of the TV is.

FWIW, Kodi's flexible on where it gets its media from and in theory can get it from anywhere else on the network. I have Kodi on a Raspberry Pi connected to the main TV and it accesses all the media on the NAS drive. The bedroom I have a pre-SMART TV and a Fire Stick which has Kodi on it for the same purpose, but still uses the same file source.
Neil Jones6,201 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
Desktop hard drives require 12V which is well above the power capacity of a USB port which is why external desktop drives are all externally powered.

Laptop HDD's require 5V. The power from the USB port will run them.

as a general rule "desktop" drive is 3.5".

The OP has said everything is the same except for the size of the drive, so if this is correct (as I have no other way of knowing otherwise) the only difference is the size of the drive that the TV doesn't like. If it was a power issue on the enclosure the unit wouldn't show up on the OP's Mac or Chromebook. The common "issue" seems to be the TV.