Studying for the A+, Network+ or Security+ exams? Get over 2,600 pages of FREE study guides at CertiGuide.com!|
Join the PC homebuilding revolution! Read the all-new, FREE 200-page online guide: How to Build Your Own PC!
NOTE: Using robot software to mass-download the site degrades the server and is prohibited. See here for more.
Find The PC Guide helpful? Please consider a donation to The PC Guide Tip Jar. Visa/MC/Paypal accepted.
|Take a virtual vacation any time at DesktopScenes.com - view my art photos online for FREE in either Flash or HTML!|
Small Computer Systems Interface (SCSI)
As with hard disks, the second-most popular interface for connecting CD-ROMs is the Small Computer Systems Interface, better known as SCSI (pronounced "skuzzy"). SCSI is a bus that is used for connecting a wide variety of peripherals to the PC. It is most commonly used in higher-end systems and higher-quality CD-ROM drives. It tends to provide better performance at a higher cost than ATAPI drives.
For more information on SCSI, see this rather full discussion in the section on hard disks. See here for a comparison between SCSI and IDE (ATAPI).
Next: Resource Usage