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NTBackup Restore from LOCAL BACKUP FILE is clocking in at 0.21 GB per MINUTE!

I am experiencing what i believe is extremely slow restore speeds from a NTBackup set file stored on a local drive on a fully patched Windows 2003 Server Machine (dual core Pentium D @ 2.8HHz w/ Dell Perc 5/i Raid controller). When restoring a 22GB backup set off of a local drive, I am only restoring ~0.21 GB per minute. I have checked the task manager and Idle Process is @ 99%, ntbackup between 0-1%, so I imagine that the bottleneck is with the I/O.  The first question is: Is this speed normal? The second question: If this is not normal, any suggestions on pinpointing the bottleneck and fixing it?
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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I am only getting 1% CPU utilization, but I agree it could definitely be the RAID. 3.5 MB/sec just seems painfully slow for such a new PC. Is the best way to test this by doing a LARGE file copy and clocking the speed? Is there a range that I should be looking for, below which I should consider getting DELL to service ... this Server shipped with a bad RAID, so I am working on the second RAID.

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I switched to Backup Exec 12 and the restore times have been dramatically sped up.
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