SCSI Drives....

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  1. Dopeyman macrumors 6502a

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    I just got a hold of a few SCSI drives and I wanted to know if there's some kind of USB adapter or external case?
     

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  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    Pretty sure that a no or at least a "they're very rare and expensive". The one on the right, are you sure that's SCSI and not IDE/PATA. That and 50-pin SCSI look similar (I'm not counting the pins). If you aren't able to read them or use them, do try to give them to someone who can. Those aren't easy to find anymore and always a nice thing to have around.
     
  3. Dopeyman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you for the info.... Yeah, the one on the right is not an IDE/PATA drive... The connection is a bit wider... Thanks for the info...
     
  4. John Kotches macrumors 6502

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    It's an internal scsi1 maybe SCSI2 drive with a 50 pin connector.

    This is very old technology, and probably not worth the expense of making work.
     
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    Especially given the limited amount the storage those older drives hold.
     
  6. John Kotches macrumors 6502

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    Maybe if you're showing off some retro-tech as if it were cool, but old drives aren't IMO.
     
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    A dumb thing for you to say given he wasn't showing them off as if they were cool. He was for an external adapter or external case but you obviously missed that.
     
  8. John Kotches macrumors 6502

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    It was meant as humor.
     
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    I have a couple SCSI to USB adapters, I think they came with JAZ cartridge type drive enclosures. They were common years ago. Works well enough, but I just use them to grab data off of old media to store on new drives.

    You may to check eBay listings for those kinds of peripherals and perhaps a SCSI-USB adapter is included. But then you may need some kind of adapter cable between the drive and the... well adapter.
     
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