Pronounced “scuzzy,” this acronym stands for Small Computer Systems Interface. SCSI is a hardware interface incorporated into computers, disk-based digital recorders, samplers, and other microprocessor-based equipment. It allows for the easy connection of a variety of peripherals such as hard drives, removable media drives, CD-ROM drives, scanners, and more. One SCSI controller can support up to 7 peripherals, each having their own unique “id” or address. The first and last items in a SCSI chain must be terminated for proper operation. The “theoretical” maximum length of a SCSI chain is 19 feet, but in practice, the chain should be as short as possible!