No easy title for this one! I was just curios. I have a USB drive attached to my AirPort and am able to backup to it. I know that USB 2.0 is rated at 480Mb/sec so it's a pretty fast connection when plugged straight into the computer. If I have a 1GB wired connection to my AEBS which has USB 2.0 on it for the drive to plug into, am I going to see (basically) the same disk transfer speed as if it were plugged directly into the Mac, since the network connection speed is faster than the USB transfer speed? It seems like it would, even with the network overhead since the network speed is over twice as fast as USB. Again, just curios. Popped into my head as I was backing up my wife's laptop this morning.