Currently we have a generic backup server - 2.8 Ghz Pentium, 1 GB RAM, Gig NIC Card. The server runs Backup Exec 10D, and has a SCSI connection to an Overland Neo 2000 with 2 SDLT drives. We are finding we are writing to tape at about 500 MB/minute. An internal debate we are having is whether increasing the horse power/hardware on the backup server will help our backup speed. One suggestion is that it will since backup data originating from a server must get analyzed/processed on the backup server before getting sent to the Overland tape library. Your thoughts?