Originally Posted by iDave
I don't know that the speed issue can be fixed without putting more computing power into the Airport Extreme. Others could explain it better than I, but the slow speed of a connected AirDisk is due to the horsepower needed to convert "wireless or ethernet data" into "hard disk data." Airport Extreme just doesn't have much horsepower; and neither, I suspect, does Time Capsule.
Yep, it's certainly worth waiting for some benchmarks. If they've just slammed the same hardware from the old Extreme in the box with a hard drive then that'll show up there, and it would be a great pity as an Apple backed NAS would solve a lot of issues.
I was all ready for a Droboshare, despite the cost, but the benchmarks are saying 8MB/s over gig ethernet and SMB only anyway. Very disappointing. Next up the scale are the ReadyNAS drives but I've never been too sure their AFP implementation is spot on. They announced a two drive system last week which I've not checked out yet.