SCSI drives can be acquired utilizing a third party USB to SCSI adapter
The Ultra640 is new and one of the new adapter products in development is Tekram's DC-390U4 series SCSI adapter
. It can achieve a maximum data transfer rate of 640 MBps using a 64-bit adapter even though it is advertised as using an Ultra320 adapter.
"Adaptec has always ensured the interoperability of its controllers with a broad range of components and disk drives and will do so with its Serial Attached SCSI adapter
, an 8-port solution that delivers industry-leading data transfer rates and storage configuration flexibility.
The PCI-X dual channel Ultra320 SCSI RAID 5 adapter costs $2,615 or $2,834, depending on the pSeries model, while the plain PCI-X Ultra320 SCSI adapter
costs $608 or $658, again depending on the server it plugs into.
Barcode reader and SCSI adapter
card are standard, as is one year of on-site service.
With an ATAPI interface, system manufacturers no longer require the SCSI adapter
. JVC's XR-W4080 is a 4x CD-R, 2x CD-RW, and 24x CD-ROM drive and is available in both ATAPI and SCSI (expected to be available next month) configurations.
With a properly installed SCSI adapter
card in a PC expansion slot (an internal plug designed to accommodate added peripherals), a user can connect up to seven peripherals.
There is one small problem: you cannot plug just any SCSI peripheral into any SCSI adapter
because vendors have not settled on one driver protocol.
Offered in three kits--8-bit AT, 8-bit MCA and 16bit-the bundles include the applicable SCSI adapter
card and cable plus software that supports virtually every SCSI device and platform.
An important consideration in picking a SCSI adapter
and devices is how long the cable has to be to connect all your SCSI internal and external devices.
Previously a bridge between fibre and the SCSI adapter
was required, adding overhead.
Each CD/Enterprise Server connects to the local area network with its own UNIX host, which includes a Pentium CPU, 64 MB RAM, a 1.2-GB hard drive, monitor, high-performance PCI-based network interface, SCSI adapter
cards, and UNIX server software.