Ok, I see why your throughput is so good!!! You have done a nice jobh in your configuration and having some cash availabe to set that all up also comes in handy!!! We aren't quite so fortunate as we are a very small company and have to make due with less - but I have to admit your emaill got me "a little excited"!!! :)
We have a Dell SC700 (1 processor - 1gb RAM) Win2k3 server also a backup domain controller that has two 250gb IDE drives. BE loaded on that and jobs backing up to those drives... It's funny because our Dell T122 autoloader is connected directly to that server as well (via SCSI) and really the throughput to disk vs tape is not much different!!!!
Thanks for your info, If I get some more money to spend I would really like to bolster the backup situation here and I am definately going to reference your email and may ask for some more input from you... Do you mind giving me your email address so I can direct communicate with you?? I am at firstname.lastname@example.org