What are the Disk format / Network share combinations supported by WDTV Live such that the attached disk is writeable?
Scenario - a local disk is connected to WD TV Live via USB. WD TV is connected to a local network via WiFi. Another computer on the same network (in my case, a Mac) can see the disk attached to WDTV Live as a shared disk.
When the disk attached to WDTV is Mac (HFS) formatted, that disk is readable but not writeable by the Mac if WD TV has Window Shares turned ON and Mac Shares turned OFF. The disk appears as a shared disk by its given name.
When the disk attached to WDTV is Mac (HFS+) formatted, that disk is readable and writeable by the Mac if WD TV has Window Shares turned OFF and Mac Shares turned ON. The disk appears as a shared disk with a 16 digit random hex name (helpful - not. Why does this happen?)
I have not tried FAT formatted disks, but I would guess that disk would be readable and writeable with Windows Shares turned on and Mac Shares turned off, but only readable with Window Shares turned off and Mac Shares turned on. Does it matter if the network computer is Mac or PC?
And what happens if WDTV has both Windows and Mac shares turned on?
Can the WD TV Live cope if an HFS+ disk is plugged into one USB port, and a FAT disk is plugged into the other?
Is any particular disk format / Network share combination more efficient or faster than the others?