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richmond62

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Mar 12, 2020
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I own quite a few Firewire and SCSI peripherals, and own Firewire and SCSI PCI cards: now I need to find an (inexpensive) way to use those with a 2018 Mac Mini.

In an ideal word (Ho, Ho, Ho!) the PCI cards would go into an external PCI breakout box witha USB-C / Thunderbolt connexion to the Mac Mini.

Any ideas, people?
 

Fishrrman

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Feb 20, 2009
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I believe such devices exist, but "inexpensive" is not going to be part of the picture...
 

understudyhero

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Sep 19, 2012
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I own quite a few Firewire and SCSI peripherals, and own Firewire and SCSI PCI cards: now I need to find an (inexpensive) way to use those with a 2018 Mac Mini.

In an ideal word (Ho, Ho, Ho!) the PCI cards would go into an external PCI breakout box witha USB-C / Thunderbolt connexion to the Mac Mini.

Any ideas, people?
I use https://eshop.macsales.com/shop/Thunderbolt/PCIe-Chassis/Mercury-Helios on a Mac mini (M1 at the moment, but it's worked on my trashcan Mac and presumably my intel Mac mini) with a TB2->3 adaptor.

For the firewire I suggest finding a thunderbolt dock or monitor with firewire - like the Apple 27" Cinema Display thunderbolt2 monitor.
 
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