Ars Technica heeft een artikeltje rond de SCSI interface gebouwd. Met de huidige SCSI-3 (160Mb/s) en aankomende SCSI-4 (brute 320Meg/sec) standaard lijkt SCSI voorlopig voor de Tweaker-Met-Teveel-Geld een blije toekomst tegemoet te gaan:
SCSI is an ever evolving technology. Recent additions to the SCSI world have included Fibre Channel SCSI and IEEE 1394 (Firewire). There are even specs out now for SCSI 4 (with a 320MB/s throughput) and SCSI 5 (weighing in at 640MB/s!!). SCSI, with the advent of SCSI 3, has gone from a monolithic standard that took a long time to "upgrade" to more of a topology map with different pieces making up the whole.
There are papers constantly being published that propose new specs and new ways to use the technology. A good listing of these papers can be found at the SCSI Trade Association's website as well as the T10 organization's website. These are also great places to look to see what is coming down the pipe for SCSI.
SCSI is also trying to become more friendly to programmers by adopting the Common Access Model (CAM) to allow for a layer of abstraction between the massive SCSI command set and a programmer who just wants to get a program to work correctly with SCSI technology. With the new model for changes (introduced with SCSI 3) allowing SCSI to quickly adapt to the ever-increasing performance needs of the market today, its history of high performance with low system resource utilization and its backwards compatibility, SCSI promises to not only have a future in technology, but a bright one at that.
Verder in het artikel een erg handig tabelletje waarin de specs van de diverse SCSI standaard op een rijtje worden gezet.