iSCSI To SCSI Bridges Pave The Way To The Future - Article details that with price, performance, compatibility with other storage interfaces (through iSCSI bridges), and an industry-wide infrastructure of knowledgeable support, the iSCSI-based IP SAN will become the SAN of choice in the storage industry.
Written by Marc Brooks, for Electronic Design, August 3, 2006 issue.
iSCSI: The Disruptive Force - Article asks, will iSCSI-based IP SANs become the industry standard for storage communications, the way TCP/ IP Ethernet dominates Internet communications? It remains to be seen, but the future will be very interesting. Written by Marc Brooks, for Electronic Design, August 3, 2006 issue.
iSCSI Ready for Prime Time - Article about the revolutionary impact that iSCSI will have on Gigabit Ethernet and how this will forever change the direct attached storage (DAS) environment. Written by Ryo Koyama, and reprinted with permission from author.
Why Users are Embracing iSCSI SANs - Article detailing the benefits of iSCSI. There are many potential benefits of IP SANs based on iSCSI, but relatively low cost is the primary factor. Written by Michele Hope for InfoStor, and linked to with permission from InfoStor.
A Dirty Little Secret: The Industry and iSCSI - Article discusses disinformation in the iSCSI vs. Fibre Channel debates is stronger than ever. Written by Jon William Toigo for Enterpise Systems, and linked to with permission from Enterprise Systems.
Future of Storage - Article on storage highlighing 10 Gigabit Ethernet, SAS, and iSCSI written by John Brandon for Processor.com.
SCSI Cables: More Than a Couple of Connectors and a Few Pieces of Wire - Article covers the indicators of poorly constructed SCSI cabling and defines how to specify cabling to assure correct assembly. Written by Jim Stein for Computer Technology Review, August 2003.
Breaking the Barriers of the Native SCSI Cable-length Specifications - Article explores Extending the SCSI Bus with Expanders. Expanders, or Extenders, are the Keys to Breaking the Barriers of the Native SCSI Cable-length Specifications written by Marc Brooks for InfoStor Magazine's July 2001 issue.
SCSI FAQ - Need a SCSI question answered? Then check out our new SCSI FAQ, from technical information to interface standards and references. An excellent SCSI starting point.
Cable Cautions - SCSI white paper detailing the need to build SCSI cabling to the correct SCSI specifications. This is an except from the book; Making SCSI Work.
Expanding the SCSI Bus - SCSI interface is projected by most industry analysts to maintain its hold on the mass storage market through the year 2005! Due in large part to SCSI's inherent protocol flexibility, large support infrastructure, and continued speed increases! Written for Computer Technology Review, by Marc Brooks.
LVD, SE, HVD SCSI Compatibility - Or Not - SCSI expert article defines LVD, SE, HVD SCSI and each versions compatibility. Written by Jim Stein.
Future Outlook for SCSI is Bullish - A White Paper by the SCSI Trade Association (STA) discusses the current position of SCSI, its future growth potential through year 2003 and where and why this growth will occur.
Low Voltage SCSI Information - An excerpt from the book Making SCSI Work that provides a brief explanation of LVD SCSI, its capabilities, compatibilites and cable lengths.
Making The Old Guard Work In The New Era - Article written by Marc Brooks for Computer Technology Review's Dec. '99 issue about supporting HVD systems with LVD devices.
Determining Single-ended SCSI or Differential (HVD) SCSI Interface - What type of SCSI port does the host have? Is it 8-bit (narrow) or 16-bit (wide) and is it single-ended SCSI or differential (HVD) SCSI? Here is an easy way to determine that information!
Hot Swapping with Paralan SCSI Converters and SCSI RegeneratoR™s - When a system cannot afford to be shut down to add or remove a device or devices on the SCSI bus, then you need to Hot Swap. Paralan's SCSI Converters and SCSI RegeneratoR™s are designed to support Hot Swapping!
The Case for SCSI Expanders - As parallel SCSI continues to improve in performance, expanders will have an increased role in implementing parallel SCSI based systems. Written by Marc Brooks.
The Case for Quiet Cable - SCSI cables cause an estimated 90% of the problems with a new installation of external SCSI-based devices. This article by Marc Brooks explores the causes and solutions to SCSI cable problems.
Auto-Sense™ - Auto-Sense takes care of termination power. This unique feature solves a lot of initial installation problems that may occur when configuring SCSI-based systems.
SCSI Bus Connectors - This visual guide to SCSI connectors displays diagrams of common SCSI bus connectors. Used as a reference on Webopedia.
SE and HVD 50-Pin Connector Pinout - Connector pinout chart showing the accepted SCSI standard: REQ and ACK in the center, control lines in the middle layer and data lines in the outside layer of the cable.
SE and HVD 68-Pin Connector Pinout - Connector pinout chart showing the accepted SCSI standard: REQ and ACK in the center, control lines in the middle layer and data lines in the outside layer of the cable.
LVD/MSE 68-Pin Connector Pinout - Connector pinout chart showing the accepted SCSI standard: REQ and ACK in the center, control lines in the middle layer and data lines in the outside layer of the cable.
SCSI Transmission Length Limits - Chart showing max SCSI cable length using various products.
HP Proliant DL, ML, SL Servers for SC11Xe HBA
HVD FileNet OSAR with IBM LVD
Convert HP Ultrium LVD Tape Drive to HVD
Mix Parallel SCSI and iSCSI
Extend SCSI Communication Length with a SCSI Expander
Using SCSI Converters
Extend SCSI using Paralan's Converters
Rack Mounting for SCSI Expanders
HBA SCSI Host Adapter - Board Level Version Dimensions (pdf)
MM17 SCSI LVD/MSE to LVD/MSE Expander - Board Level Version Dimensions (pdf)
MS17 SCSI LVD/MSE to SE Expander - Board Level Version Dimensions (pdf)
MH17 SCSI LVD/MSE TO HVD Expander - Board Level Version Dimensions (pdf)
MH33 Ultra320 to HVD SCSI Converter - Board Level Version Dimensions (pdf)
MH19 LVD to HVD Converter for HP LTO-Ultrium Tape Drives - Board Level Version Dimensions (pdf)
MS9 SCSI LVD/MSE to SE Converter - Board Level Version Dimensions (pdf)
SD11 and SD17 Single-ended to Differential (HVD) Converters - Board Level Version Dimensions (pdf)
SIR-S9 SCSI RegeneratoR™ - Board Level Version Dimensions (pdf)
SIR-D17 SCSI RegeneratoR™ - Board Level Version Dimensions (pdf)
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