reply to digiblur
Re: [AZ] Amp vs no Amp readings Well Merlin replied to a post I made on linksysinfo regarding using a NTFS drive, and he said asus use a better NTFS driver, and that tomato uses a open sourced NTFS driver. Which has a rather poor performance in transfer rates, and suggested using ext3 format drive, if using tomato. The next drive I get I will make sure to format it ext3, current drive I will just use Merlin's build as it's pretty good, but does lack some added features tomato offers.
I use the free EaseUS to format drives in EXT3. Easiest way I've found.
For me and my application/setting I'm sticking with Merlin's FW.
I like the fact that it is able to easily move back and forth between Asus stock firmware and his custom firmware. Have to send the guy a buck or two this payday.
It also is not only stable, its on the growth side of the bell curve. Tomato has just about run its course for features. I'm sure they could add a few more but it has so many now not sure what else they could add.
At this point Merlin is where the early Linksys/Tomato/DD-WRT stuff was a couple of years ago. Just beginning.
And I've been around Tomato a LONG time.