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- future of SCSI
May 24, 2005, 6:11 pm
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Re: future of SCSI
SCSI may be old technology, but it will be around for a while. SCSI can
currently offer better connection bandwidth (particularly during sustained
transfers) and has the advantage that you don't need one channel for each
Unfortunately the controllers are cabling are expensive and the drives tend
to be enterprise/server grade drives (also expensive). This combined with
the economies of scale means that SCSI byte for byte works out much more
Therfore you only tend to see SCSI in mid to highend servers.
If fact contrary to the belief that SCSI is dying, most new drive technology
appears on a SCSI interface for the enterprise market and then ends up down
the chain in a consumer level SATA or PATA device.
First CD Burners....SCSI
First DVD Burners....SCSI
First 10'000 RPM Drives....SCSI
Sitting on my desk here I have a (almost a year old) 15'000 RPM drive with a
320Mb/s interface, can you even buy those in SATA form yet ?