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What is the symbol for SCSI?

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by RJBoudreaux Contributor In reply to SCSI

1. What is SCSI?
SCSI (pronounced "skuzzi") stands for Small Computer Systems Interface and is a means to connect additional devices to your computer. Nikon Scanners and certain Nikon Digital Cameras use the SCSI interface.
MacOs computers have a built-in SCSI connector which is presented as a 25 pin D type and may be identified by the symbol, shown below.

(Windows) PCs do not generally have built-in SCSI and therefore the installation of a SCSI adapter card is required to enable use of the scanner/camera. To check if your system has a SCSI card installed, open the Device Manager to view the list of installed devices.
To so this, right-click on "My Computer" and select "Properties". Click on the tab marked "Device Manager" and checkif there is a SCSI symbol shown. If there is a SCSI symbol and if it has a small box with a "+" sign next to it, click on this box to reveal the manufacturer and type of the controller.

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by RJBoudreaux Contributor In reply to SCSI

I could not copy the actual symbol to the answer. Please go to your Device Manager to see if you have SCSI devices listed and you will find the SCSI symbol.

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by TimTheToolMan In reply to SCSI

Hi,

Interesting question.
You'll find them at the bottom of the following page...

http://scsifaq.paralan.com/scsifaqanswers4.html

(remove spaces from the above URL)

Cheers,
Tim.

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by pgcarter In reply to SCSI

It allows for up to 15 (including scsi host adapter) devices to be daisy chained to machine(used to be . Some machines have it built onto the mother board most don't. So it requires an expansion card be added to system (the host adapter) It allows for direct memory access which results in much higher performance for drives, etc. It is very expensive, good adapters and cd-rom, cdr, hard drive all cost alot more. If you are thinking of adding scsi to a system don't fool with any cheap host adapters, use Adaptec, and shell out for a higher end card, it will last a long time and serve well.

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