A device that begins a SCSI transaction by issuing a command to another device (the SCSI target), giving it a task to perform. Typically a SCSI host adapter is the initiator but targets may also become initiators.
- Scsi interface
- Scsi reconnect
hardware The ability of a SCSI initiator to initiate new transactions before earlier ones have completed. A target or initiator can disconnect from the bus when it experiences a delay in completing a task so that another device can use the bus. It can reconnect later and complete the task. (1999-02-16)
- Scsi target
hardware A SCSI device that executes a command from a SCSI initiator to perform some task. Typically the target is a SCSI peripheral device but the host adapter can also be a target. (1999-02-10)
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