I bought the cheapo ar300m lite. I am actually using it for a SFTP server connected to ext4 HDD at a friend’s house for remote back destination using Cloudberry. It is quite slow but that is OK as the incremental backups are not big and I don’t want to bog down his bandwidth. It runs at about 12Mbps which is fine for this use case. If disaster happens he can bring the drive into work and I can restore locally. Out of curiosity would the higher spec GL.INET router offer much of a performance boost?
Back to the point of this thread, I did try a USB sd card reader to share a card with exfat format. When it worked it read reasonably fast but was a bit unreliable at reading the card. I didn’t play much as I had little time before going on holiday. In the end I took a RAVPower Wd03 FileHub router. It drops Internet sometimes but far more annoyingly although it reads the exfat card the supplied app keeps timing out when copying files to my android tablet - very annoying. It is also very slow copying files.
I am going to have another play with the gl.inet routers. Has anybody have reliable experience with exFat and would a router with more Ram help? I can set the storage to read only, corrupting the card would be a disaster.
The quicker I can read the card the better as I am going on safari in Africa in a few months and as we are camping and in a shared vehicle I will have limited ability to recharge stuff so the quicker I can power up, copy, power down the better.