SCSI cable

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by lisawray, May 19, 2009.

  1. lisawray macrumors newbie

    May 19, 2009
    Does anyone have an old SCSI cable that would go from the CPU to a scanner that they want to part with?
  2. -hh macrumors 68020


    Jul 17, 2001
    NJ Highlands, Earth
    Under OS X, I'm not sure that it would do you any good....

    My recollection of SCSI support under OS X is that it effectively only supports external drives (HD's and CD burners, etc).

    OTOH, if anyone knows how I can get a SCSI-based Nikon coolscan LS-1000 working again, I'd be forever grateful. Got the hardware...SCSI card, cable & terminator...just can't get it talking.

  3. noushy macrumors regular

    Aug 27, 2008
    Detroit, MI

    There are pci express scsi cards out there, but not sure if the will support old hardware. The problem is there are no drivers for os x 10.5 for these devices. The cable is not a problem, they are readily available (try monoprice). Email me with the pin config, I still have a bunch of old scsi cables around here.

  4. Ttownbeast macrumors 65816

    May 10, 2009
    SCSI????hell and I thought my 10 year old G4 was a dinosaur LOL
  5. Rt&Dzine, May 21, 2009
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2011

    Rt&Dzine macrumors 6502a


    Oct 8, 2008
    I have a SCSI scanner hooked up. Works with Tiger.
  6. poobah macrumors member

    May 23, 2009
    what ends are on your cable? There's a bazillion different scsi configurations. I probably have a cable tho :D

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