Design flaw in the SCSI spec?

Bill Gunshannon bill.gunshannon at
Wed Jan 8 17:57:08 CST 2020

On 1/8/20 6:44 PM, jim stephens via cctalk wrote:
> On 1/8/2020 9:54 AM, Liam Proven via cctalk wrote:
>> With his express permission, I'm forwarding a mail from a public list.
>> I am interested in Gene's comments about the design of SCSI, but I
>> don't know enough electronics to judge.
>> I thought others here might.
>> I have trimmed the mail a little to the relevant parts.
> The electronics of the SCSI interface were designed initially by the 
> precursor to Adaptec.  At the time that the SCSI committee was formed, 
> there was work by a number of companies.  Among them were HP, and the like.

And then you have DEC.  I have often heard DSSI described as
SCSI done right.


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