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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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You could connect more than one SCSI host adapter to another adapter and connect 8 (or 16) additional devices.
* USB host adapter: a device that lets you easily add new peripherals to your computer.
FastTrak SX4000 includes network-accessible Promise Array Management software (PAM), allowing remote monitoring of RAID array(s), attached drives, and the SX4000 host adapter from Windows-based PCs.
The MVS/316 is an UItraSCSI VME host adapter that connects the latest LVD disks and RAIDs to VME systems.
Multiple SCSI host adapter cards can be added to a PC, limited only by the number of available expansion slots in it.
Leading host adapter firms that are associate members of the association include Adaptec, Future Domain, Procom Technology, and Rancho Technology, Inc.
The handover point between client and contractor is the host adapter on the server.
CRU-DataPort will also offer Host Adapter kits if a host connection is not available, which include an SFF-8470 PCI Host Adapter bracket and internal SATA Data cables.
Nextreme RAID provides cost-effective building blocks for complete motherboard or host adapter board solutions.
The cLAN Host Adapter and Cluster Switch also support copper configurations for distances of up to 30 meters, and multi-mode fibre at up to 200 meters.
The CD-R 2004/PRO MM is offered as a complete hardware/software solution, with a SCSI-2 host adapter and Easy-CD Pro software for Windows 3.1, 95, NT, and Macintosh.
And the Storage Manager tool is resides on the host system providing automatic I/O path failover when a host adapter, storage hub or storage server controller fails.