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[ The PC Guide | Systems and Components Reference Guide | Hard Disk Drives | Hard Disk Interfaces and Configuration | Small Computer Systems Interface (SCSI) | SCSI Data Transfer Modes and Feature Sets ]
Description: Wide SCSI refers to devices that use a standard-speed, 5 MHz SCSI bus but on a wide, 16-bit bus. It is also sometimes called Wide SCSI-2 after the standard that defined it.
Defining Standard: SCSI-2.
Special Features: None.
Bus Width: Wide (16-bit).
Signaling Method: SE or HVD.
Signaling Speed and Bus Throughput: 5 MHz bus speed; 10 MB/s.
Number of Devices Supported: 16.
Termination: For SE, any type (passive, active or forced perfect termination). For HVD, HVD termination.
Cabling and Maximum Cable Length: "P" cable (68 pins). (Formerly, "A" cable plus "B" cable.)Maximum of 6m for SE, 25m for HVD.
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