I've got an Airport Extreme Base Station, MC340LL/A Model No. A1354 and I'm *really* disappointed at the transfer speeds. In the image below I'm trying to transfer a 9gb MKV movie file from my Mac Pro's secondary internal hard drive to a hard drive connected via USB on my AEBS. (_Storage -> Sony HD5) Initially when I started the transfer it said nearly 2 hours to transfer. About 15 or so minutes later it dropped down to 'about 1 hour' and at the 4.11gb of 9.17gb mark it has 51 minutes to go. Looking at the iStats Menu my upload transfer speed to the USB hard drive fluctuates anywhere between 0.5-2.5mbp/s, which is far slower than both the hard drive's read/write speeds as well as USB 1.0 & 2.0's read/write speeds. Playing back some of my movies from the USB connected drive on my AEBS gives me poor performance as well; VLC plays the files fine but a lot of movies will pause every 15-30 seconds for about 2 seconds and cause the image to look fragmented for another 5 seconds. The write speeds aren't absolutely critical as I mainly intend to use the external drive as a media hub to read from for all computers connected to the router, so my READ speeds are more important but that doesnt seem to be the only priority as almost any movie I'm watching keeps cutting off every now and then. While watching a 2.8gb MKV movie that is 1.5 hours long my download/read speeds via iStat Menus can climb up to 1mb/s (which makes sense given the size of the movie, but fluctuates also between 200kbp/s-1mb/s). Loading movies also takes a while, as it takes about 5-15 seconds before it actually starts playing in VLC. Why are these speeds so painfully slow? For a router that costs so much I would expect much better performance especially with the holy grail apple logo on it. Typically, I say you get what you pay for but this here isnt the case. Do the latest 5th Gen. Airport Extreme Base Stations (Model No. MD031LL/A) solve this problem, or speed up connected drives to USB via WIFI?? Thanks!!