Thank you Steve, I agree with what you are saying. I am not recommending any purchases be made based on the advice I received on this thread, but rather, I am just placing feelers out there. TheSQLGuru did not address my question, but assumed what he thought my real issue was, and so I suppose that is fair since this is an open ended forum.
The point I would like to make though, is that I am interested in disk subsystems (Direct attach, NAS, SAN) and I am not interested in what TheSQLGuru "perceives" my problem to be.
Instead of making assumptions he could ask a question like "hmm will there be peeks during the day or will all transactions be spread evenly?" or "hmm will there be a maintenance window?"
Instead he posted a link that talked about iterative versus set based approach serving up 35,000 tps???
I don't take offense, It's free forum so long as we are respectful of one another, I just didn't feel it was at all a productive post and wanted to give him that feedback.