SCSI


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SCSI

 (skŭz′ē)
n.
A small computer system interface used for connecting peripheral devices, such as external disk drives and scanners, as used on personal computers.

[s(mall) c(omputer) s(ystem) i(nterface).]

SCSI

(ˈskʌzɪ)
n
(Computer Science) Small Computer Systems Interface: a system for connecting a computer to peripheral devices

SCSI

(ˈskʌz i)
n.
a standard for computer interface ports featuring faster data transmission and greater flexibility than normal ports.
[1985–90; s(mall) c(omputer) s(ystem) i(nterface)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.SCSI - interface consisting of a standard port between a computer and its peripherals that is used in some computersSCSI - interface consisting of a standard port between a computer and its peripherals that is used in some computers
interface, port - (computer science) computer circuit consisting of the hardware and associated circuitry that links one device with another (especially a computer and a hard disk drive or other peripherals)
Translations

SCSI

[ˈskʌzɪ] N ABBR (Comput) =small computer systems interfaceSCSI m or f controlador de dispositivos de entrada y salida de alta velocidad de transferencia

SCSI

[ˈskʌzi] (=small computer systems interface)
n abbrSCSI m
modif abbr [card, interface] → SCSI

SCSI

(Comput) abbr of Small Computer Systems InterfaceSCSI
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They require a separate SCSI host bus adapter (HBA) installed in the server to control the robot.
Hitachi will continue to offer the Ultrastar 15K147 with Ultra320 SCSI for customers using parallel-based storage systems.
SCSI's performance can be compared with Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) and Integrated Development Environment (IDE).
* Support for ATA, SATA, SCSI, and Fiber Channel disk arrays.
The new offering features an Ultra SCSI interface together with 2.3GB of storage capacity.
Both the SCSI and IDE versions of the VXA-1 tape drive offer capacities up to 66Gb at 6Mb/s, with the VXA-1 IDE tape drive featuring an Ultra DMA mode 2 interface and the VXA-1 SCSI tape drive providing a Fast and Wide SCSI Ultra 2 LVD interface.
"Adaptec's Ultra160 SCSI technology will complement Compaq AlphaServer and AlphaStation I/O capabilities by providing the robust and dependable storage performance our customers demand," said Don Harbert, vice president and general manager of Compaq's High Performance Server Business Unit.
According to the announcement, an embedded Intel i960 processor and an Ultra SCSI interface on the IDEplex allows attached drives to transfer data at their full speed-up to twice that of standard SCSI subsystems.
As for its option to start out converting SCSI to ATM, the criteria, explained Romney, were purely commercial.
Pricing and Availability People can now purchase both SyQuest SCSI and SparQ USB 1 Gigabyte drives and cartridges at retail outlets nationwide, including CompUSA, Fry's Electronics and Best Buy.
Home users will likely be fine with an external SCSI device, but since it uses a parallel port rather than a direct connection to the system board, as with an internal device, power users may want to opt for the internal device.
Previously, the connection was made by placing a SCSI card in an open slot in the PC, resulting in a direct bus connection to the PC motherboard.