Adaptec USBXchange USB to SCSI adapter

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mreg376, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. mreg376 macrumors 6502a

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    I have a Minolta SCSI film scanner that I'm trying to get to work with my new iMac. I could spend over $100 on a current Ratoc Firewire to SCSI adapter that has Leopard support, but I'd rather spend just $50 on an older Adaptec USB to SCSI adapter called the USBXchange. The problem is that Adaptec offers drivers that support only up to OS 9.2. When I downloaded and tried to install the driver on my Imac the system said the driver could not be installed because the "Classic" system was no longer supported.

    Would anyone happen to know if Leopard includes native support for this adapter? Or any other way to get the Adaptec to work?

    Thanks.
     
  2. filmamigo macrumors member

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    I am also interested in using the Adaptec.

    Anyone have any luck getting it to work on 10.4 or 10.5?

    Dave
     
  3. mreg376 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Forget it. I contacted Adaptec, and they said there is no driver for OS X and never will be. I ended up getting the Ratoc FR1SX firewire-to-SCSI converter. It's more expensive than I planned ($103 at Amazon), but it does work perfectly.
     
  4. filmamigo macrumors member

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    OK thanks. Ratoc it is.

    (BTW, it looks like Ratoc also sells direct from their website.)
     
  5. mreg376 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    True, but I searched around and the best price I found was at Amazon (as usual), with no tax and free shipping, etc.
     

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