I use iTunes and an Apple TV to watch movies and TV shows on my TV.
My idea was to first transfer all my medias to the sharespace and stream it to the Apple TV. I decided otherwise after reading the horror stories on this forum. I use my sharespace as a Time Machine backup for my three Apple computer but my media drive (another well built and reliable WD external hard drive call MyBook Essential 2TB) is plug via USB to the sharespace.
The sharespace is plug to my Airport Extreme via Ethernet but the Apple TV is WIFI. It works great because the Apple TV buffer the content of the media your are watching/listening to it’s 16GB flash memory so I do not have issue watching a movie or show (even a 3GB file).
the problem with the ShareSpace is that is very slow for me when I transfer media from my computer to the MyBook Essential it takes hours to transfer compare to when the hard drive was dirrectly plug on my computer.
Also when I try to open my iPhoto album it takes a very long time to be accessible because of the readying speed of the ShareSpace.
I will stay away from the ShareSpace if I was you, there is other solutions out there, I’m sure. Problenm for me it’s the investment of another NAS drive, I can not afford $500 to $800 on a Qnap or Synology drive or even the new DX4000 that WD came up with: http://wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=610 Lets hope this one will be better that the ShareSpace.
All my drives over the years (external and internal) are WD and I had no issue since 1999 I had my first Internal drive upgradde with there products (knock on wood). The ShareSpace gave me more trouble and frustration than any other WD product in the last 6 months than all other products in the last 12 years, problem is I purchased it on OCtober 2010 and put it to work around April this year, way to late to return it to the merchant.
What bother me the most is that they still sell it: http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=270 and still mention that it’s high speed, I wish I could get 30 MB/s, I’m probably around 5 to 8 MB/s and I can not trust the RAID partition on this machine either.