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Issue No. 12 - December (2002 vol. 35)
ISSN: 0018-9162
pp: 48-55
Michael T. LoBue , LoBue & Majdalany Management Group
Harry Mason , LSI Logic Corp
Eric Anderson , Apple Computer
Mike Alexenko , Maxtor
Tom Clark , Nishan Systems
<p>In a computer system, a storage interface defines both the boundaries between storage devices--such as hard drives, tape drives, or similar media--and how those dissimilar computing resources engage one another to work as a coherent system. Storage interfaces have been a necessary component of computer systems since computing's inception.</p><p>Today's storage interface arena consists of diverse industry standards combined with R&D investments from major industry players who continue to aid in the evolution of these numerous technologies. Although SCSI--the Small Computer Systems Interface--is probably the most pivotal standard in use today, other crucial storage protocols include Fibre Channel, IEEE 1394, Serial ATA, and iSCSI.</p>
Michael T. LoBue, Harry Mason, Thomas Hammond-Doel, Eric Anderson, Mike Alexenko, Tom Clark, "Surveying Today's Most Popular Storage Interfaces", Computer, vol. 35, no. , pp. 48-55, December 2002, doi:10.1109/MC.2002.1106179
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