Small Computer Systems Interface

  • Pronounced “scuzzy”. An industry standard (of sorts) for connecting peripheral devices and their controllers to a microprocessor. SCSI defines both hardware and software standards for communication between a host computer and a peripheral. Computers and peripheral devices designed to meet SCSI specifications should work together.  1
  • Pronounced “skuzzy.” A standard for attaching peripherals (notably mass storage devices and scanners) to computers. SCSI allows for up to 7 devices to be attached in a chain via cables. The current SCSI standard is “SCSI II,” also known as “Fast SCSI.”  2


  1. RSI, Glossary.
  2. Formerly American Document Management, Glossary of Terms, now 5i Solutions Glossary.
Print Friendly, PDF & Email