Hi.. I have a number of Pi's running raspbmc in my house and they are all running beautifully. I stream my media (mostly SD MPEG4 and HD H264) from a windows 7 pc running hanewin nfs server. I am looking at removing this pc.
I frequently have this pc streaming different files to 2 devices at the same time.
I would ideally like to remove this pc and connect a powered 4tb usb hard disk to one of the Pi's.
My questions are as follows..
Would a Pi running raspbmc be able to operate normally (watch a video file from USB without slowdown and remain responsive) while serving another video file out to a second Pi?
What filesystem is best on the usb drive? It would be useful if I could use NTFS so I can also use the USB drive in a windows pc, but this is not essential and I could use something like ext4 if necessary.