Scsi meaning

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A small computer system interface used for connecting peripheral devices, such as external disk drives and scanners, as used on personal computers.
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Short for small computer system interface. A computer interface used for connecting peripheral devices, such as external disk drives and scanners, to personal computers and each other, consisting of 25–50 individual signal paths (usually wires) bundled together and sharing a single connector plug.
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(Small Computer System Interface) Pronounced "scuzzy," SCSI is an earlier hardware interface for up to 15 peripherals connected to one expansion card, called a "SCSI host adapter." Introduced in 1986 by Shugart Associates (see SASI), this parallel architecture was replaced by its serial successor (see serial attached SCSI).SCSI hard drives were used in mainframes, servers and storage arrays in the late 1980s and 1990s because they were very robust. Initially the only kind chosen for multi-drive RAID configurations, less-costly IDE drives were eventually used (see RAID, IDE and SATA).SCSI Was a Mini-NetworkThe SCSI bus connects up to 15 devices in a daisy chain topology, and any two can communicate at one time: host-to-peripheral and peripheral-to-peripheral. For more details, see SCSI Architecture Model, SCSI signaling, SCSI connectors and SCSI switch.
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Pronounced scuzzy. A high speed parallel interface defined by the X3T9.2 committee of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for connecting minicomputers to peripherals, to other computers, and to local area networks (LANs). The several SCSI versions have bus widths of 8 or 16 bits and support data transfer rates of 5
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(computing) Small Computer Systems Interface.
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Origin of scsi

  • s(mall) c(omputer) s(ystem) i(nterface)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition