SCSI cables are viewed as the opposite of USB cables. SCSI stands for Small Computer System Interface. SCSI cables have been in use for quite a number of years, come in all shapes and sizes. USB cables are new, easy to use and relatively simple.
SCSI cables, referred to by computer geeks as "scuzzy" cables, connect computers to various storage devices, mostly hard drives of one type or another. The vast number and variety available requires some fundamental information and knowledge about SCSI cables before buying.
There are three main kinds you are most likely to encounter:
1. An external SCSI cable is used to connect a computer to an external hard drive of some kind; it tends to look very similar to a printer cable.
2. An internal SCSI cable is seen when you open the computer case, because it's used to connect to the computer's internal drive.
3. A SCSI adapter is typically a small device to adapt 2 different types of SCSI connectors.
Buy a replacement SCSI cable or adapterIf you need to replace an existing SCSI cable, buy one identical to one you already have, or if you know the kind of cable you need, you can go online and buy one from a list of SCSI cables available for sale.
Get help from expert SCSI cable makersIf you have a scary scuzzy need, a complicated situation that's over your head, don't guess, call in the experts. Get the information you need to purchase the correct cable or SCSI adapter.
Order custom SCSI cablesThe connections that are made with SCSI cables are complicated. Often you can make do with a store-bought SCSI cable, but sometimes only a custom one will do the job. Whether it's an external SCSI cable or an internal one, SCSI cables require expert knowledge in order to custom make them.
- SCSI cabling has a technical side to it, beyond knowing the difference between external SCSI cables and the internal variety.