I am new to XBMC and looking for a bit of advice about potential functionality.
What I have done so far is install XBMC on a 4Gb USB key on a PC with no HDD and pointed it at my NAS where my media is stored. All is running well!
However, I had this idea that maybe I could stick a big HDD in the PC and do away with the NAS. So my questions are as follows
- Would XBMC installed on a USB key see a 2TB internal disk?
- If so, how would I go about setting this up?
- And once done, could I share this drive so that the rest of my Windows PC's on the LAN could access it as a mapped drive?
- Could I expect full network throughput (up to the limit of the HDD) assuming gigabit throughout?
Please be aware that I know nothing of Linux etc, so if that kind of knowledge is needed to achieve this, I might be better installing it on Windows? Don't really want to do that though as I like the idea of the small Live footprint and less to go wrong.
Thanks in advance!