"..In the coming weeks, a half-dozen computer and component manufacturers plan to introduce network adapters, hard drives and workstations equipped with Ultra 160 SCSI, the latest iteration of the bus interface technology that will leapfrog Fibre Channel's data transfer speeds.
The jury is still out, however, on whether Ultra 160 SCSI will draw enough backers to halt the momentum behind the emerging Fibre Channel interconnect technology.
The Ultra 160 SCSI technology, part of the Ultra3 SCSI standard that was approved last year, provides several benefits over Fibre Channel, SCSI advocates say. SCSI is a mature technology that some experts say is easier to configure than Fibre Channel. The new SCSI standard is also compatible with older versions of the technology.."