WNDR3800 new firmware

This old blog post has gathered some interest lately.
Maybe it was spot on, because Netgear released a new firmware for the WNDR3800 that promise some NTFS improvements, as the readme says.
So, here are the new tests with firmware version V1.0.0.32:

root@pc:~# dd if=/dev/zero of=t/testfile bs=4096 count=102400
102400+0 records in
102400+0 records out
419430400 bytes (419 MB) copied, 27.8515 s, 15.1 MB/s

root@pc:~# dd if=t/testfile of=/dev/null
819200+0 records in
819200+0 records out
419430400 bytes (419 MB) copied, 41.313 s, 10.2 MB/s

and the updated table:

Format Read MB/sWrite MB/s
local USB27.728.7

NTFS now has reasonable performance, but ext2 is still the best choice.


  1. Hi,I have an HD with 4 partition: 1x HFS+(made with osx),1x ext2(made with gparted-xubunt and 2x fat32 (made with osx). When I connect the HD,I can not see the ext2 partition on readyshare. Is there a specific way to make ext2 partiton or are there problem with permission?
    Sorry for my english.

  2. I have no Macs so I can't test it.
    Are you sure your disk is formatted in MBR mode, instead of GPT?
    My ext2 partition was recognized without any additional configuration.

    1. It was a permission problem. I am trying to open a truecrypt container inside an ext2 partition but until now I did not succeed.

      Thank you anyway!

  3. Anonymous14/8/12 07:58

    Did you run your tests wired or wireless?

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