I have a problem with a 500gb laptop drive I use for PVR recording on my Sammy Series 7 Smart TV. The drive for no known reason has suddenly become unallocated! I say unallocated because the TV recognises the drive and will record but only after a format, as if the drive is new to the TV, which is clearly isn't. All the files remain on the disc but the TV no longer sees the root it seems. This has now happened twice, the first time a few months ago. I'm guessing there is a maximum file number the TV can deal with or maximum size of storage it can except, I can't think of another reason as the disc is good and only even been used for this but both times I did have a fair few programmes recorded, though a small proportion of the 500gb considering the size. Anyone have a similar story or suggestion for a fix? I'm gonna try to copy the files over as a raw disc copy and see if a smaller disc will work. I'm poking around in the dark basically as I'd really like to recover the recordings.