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Scuzzy and Beyond Part II   [open pdf - 141KB]

"In the CHIPS Jan-Mar 2005 edition, we discussed the recent advances and evolution of the small computer system interface (SCSI) standard. You can view this article at http://www.chips.navy.mil/archives/05_jan/web_pages/scuzzy.htm. In Part II, we will look at some of the overarching issues surrounding when and why SCSI may or may not be the preferred solution for you, and we will compare SCSI to some of the other competing standards. Raw specifications are fine, but to evaluate an entire system you must look at all of its components. So what are some of the criteria that might be a factor in this process? Typically, we would be concerned with the following: (1) Reliability/Maintainability - for example, mean time between failures; (2) Fault Tolerance - what is the impact of a failure on the system as a whole; (3) Speed/Data Throughput - how fast can data pass; (4) Storage capability - disk or array size; (5) Cost - usually expressed as cost per gigabyte; and (6) Scalability/Flexibility - how hard is it to change the configuration or increase storage."

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2005-04
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CHIPS: http://www.chips.navy.mil
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CHIPS - The Department of the Navy Information Technology Magazine (April-June 2005), p.40-41
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