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Expanding the SCSI Bus

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Expanding the SCSI Bus (PDF)
A White Paper prepared by Marc D. Brooks of Paralan, for the SCSI Trade Association

The Small Computer Systems Interface (SCSI) has been in existence for over 15 years. This
parallel bus has become the most widely utilized mass storage interface in the computer industry.
Its strong position in the market place permeates from the high end server applications through
workstations down to the low end single user computer. The SCSI interface is projected by most
industry analysts to maintain its hold on the mass storage market through the year 2005. This is
due in large part to SCSI’s inherent protocol flexibility, large support infrastructure, continued
speed increases and the acceptance of SCSI Expanders in applications where the following needs
have arisen: