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Standards group endorses faster SCSI

An effort to create a higher-speed version of the SCSI technology has been embraced by the standards group in charge of the interface used to connect fast hard drives. The SCSI Trade Association said Monday that it will promote the new standard, called Serial-Attached SCSI. The move mirrors work to improve a lower-end standard, Serial ATA. Serial connections are able to transfer data faster than the prevailing "parallel" connections by using fewer communications channels that run faster.

An effort to create a higher-speed version of the SCSI technology has been embraced by the standards group in charge of the interface used to connect fast hard drives. The SCSI Trade Association said Monday that it will promote the new standard, called Serial-Attached SCSI.

The move mirrors work to improve a lower-end standard, Serial ATA. Serial connections are able to transfer data faster than the prevailing "parallel" connections by using fewer communications channels that run faster.