The birth of the Universal Serial Bus (USB) revolutionized the computer-wiring system. Most modern computers have USB terminals, and the majority of wiring and memory storage devices have USB capability.
The Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) is not completely obsolete, but many users prefer USB devices for ease in connectivity. USB is a standard for interface devices. This system uses a universal socket interface boosting the plug-and-play features of the computer to its maximum level.
USB has many characteristics that earned the preference of many computer users. One thing that sets it apart from other devices is that it does not need to consume so much energy to perform all its functions. No batteries or chargers necessary just plug it on any USB port and it will do its work. USB may also be popular because connecting and disconnecting peripherals no longer require the computer to reboot.
Another good thing about the USB device is its flexibility and adaptability. There is no need to install specific device drivers to make USB work with computers. The speed and accuracy of the device depends on the computer system capabilities. A large percentage of computer peripherals now use this technology, including digital cameras, joysticks, keyboards, mouse devices, personal digital assistants (PDAs), printers, and scanners.
Personal computers using older SCSI terminal standard can be made compatible with the current USB technology following these three steps:
- Purchase an SCSI-to-USB adapter to facilitate connection from the SCSI terminal to the USB terminal.
- Connect the adapter’s SCSI component to the computer’s SCSI terminal to mediate between the computer and the peripherals.
- Plug the USB device into the USB-designated component in the adapter.
This gives the convenience of the USB system to SCSI-enabled computers. The driver software will automatically detect the connection, making the peripherals operate as expected.
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