I've been looking at old forum posts about improving the hard disk speed of a USB shared via routers and there was some suggestion in one of the threads that hard disks are faster in this context if formatted to ext3 or ext2 format (See the "E4200 Disk Preformance" thread from Feb 2012). I am on a Windows PC, I just bought a 2TB external hard drive today which was cheap and the first thing I've set out to do is get it into the proper format. It is currently NTFS. Unfortunately there is no ext3 or ext2 option for formatting it via Windows, the only option besides NTFS is exFAT.
Out of those two, which should I use?
And secondly, does the RT-N16 with Tomato support use of two hard disks, one in each USB port?
I'm guessing that if I were to use both, the path names would be "/mnt/<disk1 label>/<my download directory> and "/mnt/<disk2 label>/<my other download directory>", but I figured since I'm not doing anything with this new disk until I have it formatted properly it's probably better to ask. ;)