Well, the drives are working fine now, and I'm pushing data into them using 'dd' or 'tar' w/ 1 MB blocks at a rate of 5.9 MB/sec each. Not bad, since the manufacturer said 6 MB/sec. Now, if I use 'standard' tar w/ the default setup of 20 512-byte blocks, the rate drops to 2.4 MB/sec! Sheesh, it's all in how you optimize, as always.
Now all I have to do is get the Library acting as a normal robot, and we'll be fine :-)
Again, with moving and all, no time to play w/ host identification. *sigh*