I recently bought one WD Elements 1,5 Tbyte HDD with usb 3.0 and although it works fine in my laptop, when I tried to connect it to my LG TV, my TV tries to read it (loading) and few seconds later a message emerges saying “problem with the usb device. Check usb”. My LG TV is the model LG 42inch LM 615 S with 2 usb 2.0 ports and I bought it in the summer of 2012.
The problem is that I already possess an older WD Elements HDD 1 TB (the box of which says it has usb 3.0 with compatibility with usb 2.0) and also one Toshiba 1 TB HDD (the box of which also says it has usb 3.0 with compatibility with usb 2.0) and both of them work fine with my LG TV. At first I thought it was a matter of disc capacity, so I returned the Hard Disc and replaced it with one WD Elements 1 TByte which also had the same problem with my LG TV!!!
Is it possible the new WD Elements HDDs not to be compatible with the usb 2.0 ports of my LG TV? I think it is highly unlikely, but noone can be 100% sure.
Is it a power (current feed) issue (that is the current needed from the WDD 1-1,5 TByte HDDs isn’t able to be given from my LG TV)?
Can anyone shed any light to my problem? How can I fix it?