Its strange you should raise this as I testing this as well, although in my case I simply used the WDTV as a SMB server for the MINIX while in XMBC. I can access the video flies on my WDTV from my MINIX/XBMC - which sits next to my MINIX and used the same switch - and i can copy files from my PC to the WDTV at good speeds (A 30GB 1080p MKV can copy in about 5-10min). I can connect 2 x 4TB MyPassports to the WDTV giving me 8TB, which allows me to store 200x1080p MKV videos. This is a very low cost NAS, although in my case the storage is expensive. However i would still love to get smb working on the NEO if at all possible, but if its not possible its not a show stopper.