Yup, i’ve just been through the same process.
Network share is working great, if I run it through Linux.
Just tested on Ubuntu 9.10 and I had no problems with transferring a 3GB file (solid 3.2MB/s transfer rate) from my PC to the WD Live (16GB Sandisk USB flash drive), but on Windows 7, on the same hardware and network connection, the largest file I can get across is < 256MB, and even then it’s flakey and the speed is only ~1MB/s (for the short time it lasts).
On Windows 7 I have tried static IP and DHCP, tried both USB ports on the WD Live and different flash drives. Verified USB drives were FAT32 and file system permissions for media on PC were accessible for everyone.
So basically I think I’ve ruled out the media, the hardware and the network.
After that I fired up win32 wireshark and could see various errors when transferring:
349 22.874463 192.168.1.3 192.168.1.2 SMB Trans2 Response, QUERY_PATH_INFO, Error: STATUS_OBJECT_PATH_NOT_FOUND
991 173.433240 192.168.1.3 192.168.1.2 SMB NT Create AndX Response, FID: 0x0000, Error: STATUS_SHARING_VIOLATION
1155 203.350126 192.168.1.3 192.168.1.2 SMB NT Create AndX Response, FID: 0x0000, Error: STATUS_OBJECT_NAME_NOT_FOUND
1228 203.454738 192.168.1.3 192.168.1.2 SMB Trans2 Response, QUERY_FILE_INFO, Error: STATUS_NETWORK_ACCESS_DENIED
Now I’m not a network engineer by trade, but I am a software developer, and it’s apparent there is a problem with the way WD Live is talking to Windows, that is not evident when talking to other Linux based devices.
I hope this can be looked at and fixed by WD.