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single connector attachment (SCA)

The SCA connector represents an industry standard developed by the storage industry that provides a direct plug-in connection from hard disk drives and Fibre Channelstorage media to the backplane.

80-pin SCA connector

80-pin SCA connector

Drives can be connected directly to the backplane, eliminating the need for additional adapter boards and interconnect cables.

The SCA connector consists of a slot, located in a guide housing, which is soldered directly onto the PCB.

SCA connector, photo: Winchester Electronics

SCA connector, photo: Winchester Electronics

These connectors are available with 40 and 80 pins and heights of 11.5 mm and 17.5 mm, among others. The 40-pin version is used in Fibre Channel; the 80-pin version is used in conjunction with SCSI 3 Parallel Interface (SPI-2).

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Updated at: 25.09.2007
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