Here is my setup. 1.05 GHz with 512 MB of ram. I am running windows server 2003 sp2 with a dell LTO2 tape drive with dell LTO2 media. I have a adaptec 29160n for my scsi adaptor. I have two IDE hard drives in the machine. One 20gig drive for the OS and one 250gig drive for storage. When i run a back up using Backup Exec 11d i have really slow speeds. This is the speed i get off my storage disk Backup 00005 DELL 1 Backup Successful 4/13/2007 5:28 PM 4/13/2007 9:40 PM 4:11:31 92,635,859,317 517.00 MB/min And this is the speed i get off my OS disk Backup 00020 DELL 1 Backup Successful 4/25/2007 2:27 PM 4/25/2007 2:45 PM 0:17:29 9,126,724,222 839.00 MB/min When it verifies the data it runs about about 2,200/ MB/min What could i possible be doing wrong. Do i need to feed this drive data from a raid setup, or where else could be my bottle neck?
To answer a portion of my own question i ran some disk bencmarks on the HDS i am only getting about 11MB/sec read off the hds becuase of the old ATA technology in the machine. In another computer the exact same drive is capable of up to 65MB/sec read, I will find a work around for this bottleneck and post my findings.