A disk format used by most common platforms, in which the controller electronics reside within the drive housing removing the need for a separate adapter. Other formats include SCSI, IDE, and EIDE.
abbreviation for "Ultra Small Computer System Interface"] A SCSI interface is used to connect a computer to SCSII peripherals (hard drives, removable drives, printers, etc.). UltraSCSI is an updated version of SCSII-2 which can transfer data at 20MBs on an 8-bit connection and 40MBs on a 16-bit connection.
An extension of the SCSI-2 standard that doubles the transfer speed of Fast-SCSI to allow a transfer rate of 20 megabytes per second (Mbps) on an 8-bit connection and 40 megabytes per second (Mbps) on a 16-bit connection.