Raspberry Pi as a Nas drive

Just purchased a wdtv live today and it’s pretty sweet. Grabbed one for its ability to play so many different video formats and and Nas connectivity. My Raspberry Pi running samba is working intermittently so any tweaks are welcome. Usually I see a constant spinning wheel when selecting a video off the Pi. If I play a YouTube video and then try the Pi again it works. Everything is connected via Ethernet and my Pi/ Samba install commands look like this:

mount -t auto /dev/sda1 /media/HDD1
mkdir /media/HDD1/shares
apt-get install samba samba-common-bin
cp /etc/samba/smb.conf /etc/samba/smb.conf.orig
nano /etc/samba/smb.conf
revoved comment from Security = user

comment = Backup Folder
path = /media/hdd1/shares
valid users = @users
force group = users
create mask = 0660
directory mask = 0771
read only = no

/etc/init.d/samba restart
useradd nas -m -G users
passwd nas
smbpasswd -a nas
I set the password to nas

try the Raspberry Pi forums


Nothing on the Pi forum so I thought I would post here.