SCSI for old Umax Powerlook II scanner

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by macmesser, Oct 19, 2015.

  1. macmesser macrumors 6502a

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    A good scanner in its day and still works. Do I need to find a G4 with an old SCSI card? I knew I should have hung on to some old stuff we just got rid of, but we have a space problem.

    Is there a SCSI to USB 3 or Firewire adapter? Then I could use with my Mac Pro or Mac mini.

    Thanks for any insights.
     
  2. ogaramfa macrumors newbie

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    There exists a USB 2.0 to SCSI adapter, the Ratoc U2SCX:

    http://www.ratocsystems.com/english/products/U2SCX.html

    It's discontinued, but you can find them for sale on Ebay every now and then. I can confirm it works to connect an old Minolta Dimage Scan Elite film scanner to a Mac running OS X, and driving the scanner with VueScan.
     
  3. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    It's probably cheaper in the long run to buy a new scanner that has USB.

    Sad, but true.
     

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