TVIX Manager is a NFS server which can only share 1 drive as far as I know. If you have multiple drives/partitions, you could probably mount the partitions to a directory below what you shre using the TVIX Manager. Personally, my Infrants natively support NFS so I dont need the TVIX Manager. However if you use a PC as a file server, you will need a NFS server-whether its MS Services For Unix, TVIX Manager, or another NFS Server.
I am not suggesting you replace all your networking hardware-just that I use a gigabit LAN which has more overall bandwidth than 10/100 Ethernet and have never had a problem. Performance of networking hardware can vary immensly-just look at tomshardware.
I would think the 1.3 Celeron could fileshare just fine.
The internal PATA/SATA Hard drives should have plenty of bandwidth for file serving unless they are very fragmented and not laptop hard drives. Not so sure of USB drives since I have never been impressed with the USB interfaces sustained transfer rate, and use firewire exclusively for just this reason. I just bought a cooldrives, firewire, dual drive, external hot swapable SATA RAID/JBOD enclosure for my OTA captures and editing. Just say no to crappy USB. Ha-ha. Then again I am used to 15,000 RPM SCSI U320 Hard Drives. Call me impatient.http://www.cooldrives.com/sata-to-fi...sure-raid.html
Plop a Seagate 750 in each of the 2 bays for capturing/editing HDTV. When they fill up just put another new drive in the hot swap bay and put the full drive in storage.
Good news gnat-I plan on getting a 4000 for my living room 50" 720 TV but read of some of the problems and I know they are sold out until Feb so I thought I would wait a little longer before ordering a 4000.