Hello, Using Linksys WRTSL54GS with Tomato v1.28.8752 ND USB vpn3.6. Connected an external USB drive FAT32/NTFS to the USB port of the router. The harddisk is mainly used as a media storage to stream the audio/video media as a shared network location available to other DLNA media players on the network. I have noticed that the transfer speed when writing to a NTFS formatted network share on the router is pretty slow around 1 - 1.5 Mb/s. Is that the case with everyone using a similar setup ? It is very slow somehow bearable since I use the connected drive as a media dump location to store all the media related files. Similarly now I can see that the read rate from the shared network folder (on tomato usb connected drive) is also somewhat slow, I can assume that safely when I play hi-definition MKV files on my NMT and they start stuttering specially at the scenes with high bitrate 5 ~ 7 Mbps . Usually encoded at 4.1 or 5.1 Level with AC3/DTS sound. I have checked the MKV files are correct by copying and connecting them directly to the NMT on a USB flash drive, they play perfectly in such cases. I have a 100MBps wired connection between the router and the NMT, there is no network cable attenuation / line loss. So it leaves the factor of the combination of SAMBA/Linksys/Tomato not been able to stream from the connected USB at the desired reading date. I have tried that with stock SAMBA installation (supplied with tomato) and also recently when I upgraded to SAMBA 3.5 from the optware repository. The behavior is almost the same, (the newer SAMBA version however is supposed to improve the read/write rate). So has anyone used or checked the read/write rate or has used the router in a similar media streaming setup and has some workable good advice for me. Thanks for the info.