SCSI Bus Competitors

Before the uproar begins, there is no competitor for real computing. Once you go SCSI, nothing else is quite the same...

ST412 / ST506 Drive Interface

The drive controller sits on a card. There is no drive controller on a device.

IDE Drive Interface

The slot may take the guise of an embedded port or a paddleboard plugged into a system slot. The IDE/EIDE disk controller is embedded in each device. Each drive sits on the bus. Newer ATA drives employ bus mastering. Better late than never...

SCSI Device Controller Interface

The blessings of SCSI: reliable support of external devices, different devices, more devices (ranges from 7 to 15 devices). SCSI may appear as a built-in port, however it still provides a separate signal bus to attached devices.

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