ZuluSCSI is a SCSI computer storage emulation platform, which speaks both SCSI-1 and SCSI-2. It uses file-based SCSI HDD & CD-ROM images, similar to RaSCSI and BlueSCSI. It represents a fusion of firmware and concepts from both SCSI2SD V6 and BlueSCSI. Hard drive and CD-ROM drive images are stored on a standard FAT32 or exFAT-formatted SD card.
- Emulates up to 7 SCSI devices simultaneously, including CD-ROM
- Speaks both SCSI-1 and SCSI-2
- SCSI Termination is DIP-switch controlled
- Firmware upgrade simplicity; As easy as placing a file on the SD card.
- Highly configurable using a text-based ini file, ZuluSCSI.ini
- External LED pin header for attaching remote LEDs.
- Designed to be powered via SCSI termination power, when provided by the host
- Optional DB25 pin header for direct installation of an external SCSI connector, in addition to the Single-Ended 50 pin IDC connector
- Identical dimensions and mounting holes as that of SCSI2SD V5.1, V5.2, and V6, making it compatible with many existing SCSI2SD-specific mounting solutions
- 74LVTH125 SCSI bus transceivers, as used in SCSI2SD V5 and SCSI2SD V6 Rev F
- SCSI command implementations are from SCSI2SD
- SCSI physical layer code is mostly custom, with some inspiration from BlueSCSI
- Image file access is derived from BlueSCSI
Major changes from BlueSCSI and SCSI2SD
- Separation of platform-specific functionality to separate directory to ease porting
- Ported to the GigaDevice GD32F205 ARM Cortex processor
- Removal of Arduino core dependency
- Buffered log functions
- Simultaneous transfer between SD card and SCSI bus for improved performance
Origins and License
The ZuluSCSI firmware is derived from two sources, both under GPL 3 license:
The ZuluSCSI V1.0 and V1.1 hardware designs are derived from the SCSI2SD V5.1 hardware design.