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Inside Windows Storage: Server Storage Technologies for Windows® 2000, Windows® Server 2003, and Beyond by Dilip C. Naik

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2.1. SCSI

SCSI stands for “Small Computer System Interface,” a title that is now a misnomer, given that SCSI devices are usually found in high-performance servers and are the dominant storage choice for large multi-CPU data center servers. The SCSI standards are defined by the T10 Technical Committee (http://www.t10.org), a body of the InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS), which in turn operates under the purview of the American National Standards Institute, or ANSI (http://www.ansi.org).

2.1.1. Standards

The SCSI bus was initially defined as a parallel architecture in which the data is sent, in parallel, over a data bus that is 8 or 16 bits wide. Serial SCSI architectures have also been defined and adopted. Serial ...

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