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Wide SCSI

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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