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Just warning (eSATA), be careful: I had two issues using eSATA disks resulting in not-recoverable bricks. It happened with R7500, but R7800 is very close to R7500 IMO. Both of my R7500 were bricked with the same symptoms: amber eSATA LED and nothing more. Different routers and different eSATA disks (2.5" and 3.5"). Pure stock firmware, no any third party or my build. I suppose it is hardware problem with eSATA (alien power supply or so). So I avoid eSATA drives using for R7800 after two RMA R7500.With this firmware, is anyone experiencing slow write speeds over eSATA based storage (NTFS formatted drive)? (Read speeds in the 90MB/s+ range, but writes are in the 20-30MB/s range).