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host adapter

Also called a "controller" or "host bus adapter," it is circuitry that connects one or more peripheral units to a computer. It is typically an expansion card that plugs into the computer's bus, although the equivalent circuits for SATA (IDE) drives are chips on the motherboard. See host, SATA and PC data buses.


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The RT1600E host adapter includes peripheral support for fixed, Floptical, and removable disk drives.
Other host adapter solutions using Alereon's PHY chipset, including SDIO, ExpressCard, USB and Cardbus, are available from a number of suppliers, including the AL4502 Cardbus Wireless USB based on the NEC Electronics uPD720170 Wireless USB host controller.
If you have a wide SCSI host adapter (16-bit, with 68-pin SCSI connector), you can connect up to 16 devices.
A: Yes a device with an Ultral60 SCSI interface can be placed on a Wide Ultra SCSI host adapter as long as the Ultra SCSI host adapter is single ended (SE) and not differential (HVD).
Easy to deploy, manage and scale, the UL5D Low-Profile host adapter is the ideal solution for data-intensive environments such as 10-bit high definition video, transactional database applications, email servers and large server farms.
When a host adapter has access to drives on multiple loops on a switch and has a workload that keeps the attached drives busy, it can achieve some pretty remarkable performance.
Featuring ATTO's exclusive ADS(TM) Technology, large blocks of data move faster and more efficiently on the PCI bus than any other host adapter on the market.
Although it is not designed to go long distances, SCSI goes the distance that most users need in computer rooms without sweat: 25 meters point to point (one host adapter to one storage array).
95) 6-Port Serial-ATA PCI Host Adapter -- the world's most flexible and versatile SATA adapter -- which provides an easy and affordable way to add inexpensive, high-speed storage and peripherals.
Many differential (High Voltage Differential) SCSI systems in use today do not have an easy way to get a LVD SCSI host adapter installed.
ATTO is committed to supporting the new PCIe architecture for the Power Mac G5 with Fibre Channel and SCSI host adapter technology that allows for blistering throughput without bottlenecks," says Sherri Robinson, director of markets for ATTO Technology.
NYSE:CY), a leading provider of USB technology, today announced a unique new CompactFlash USB host adapter card that enables mobile professionals to connect multiple USB devices such as USB mini Flash hard drives, full-size USB keyboards, and USB printers to their PDA (Personal Digital Assistant).