USB SCSI Adapter with Termpower what for?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by margaret byrne, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. margaret byrne macrumors newbie

    Jan 29, 2011
    Would this adapter work for an old computer G3 510 to
    get an external device hooked up for storage or transfer.
  2. chrismacguy macrumors 68000

    Feb 13, 2009
    United Kingdom
    It would, however a much easier route is to install a USB PCI Card such as this one (I dont know your location, so Ive linked to a US Model) inside your PowerMac G3 Beige, as it gives you USB ports internally. (Installation Instructions would be in the book you got with the machine when you bought it if your an original owner/have the documentation, or they can be found by googling "PCI Install G3 Beige" or similar - Im pretty sure its an easy process for anybody with a screwdriver :) )
  3. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    The value of upgrading a computer that's at least 11 years old, and may be as old as 13, is really quite questionable. The price of the card exceeds the monetary value of the computer itself. I'd strongly consider switching to a newer computer which has USB built in.
  4. Nameci macrumors 68000


    Oct 29, 2010
    The Philippines...
    Maybe she/he would like to transfer most of her files from the old Beige G3 to newer external drive that is why she needs a USB card.

    Is there any external case that could support a SCSI drive?
  5. 666sheep macrumors 68040


    Dec 7, 2009
  6. margaret byrne, Feb 2, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2011

    margaret byrne thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 29, 2011
    Thank you to everyone. I think I almost have it.

    I found a USB port which can be used in the old
    G3 running OS 8.6. That was from It said it was new. It was $11.00. I downloaded the driver from
    Apple's web site. I will put it in my computer as soon as it arrives and thank you again for answering my stupid questions.
    This computer has quite a bit of graphics software which I could not afford to replace at this point and the computer is really fast enough for my current graphic needs. I just need a way to get files to service bureaus or to transfer when I get a newer one some day.

  7. skinniezinho macrumors 65816

    Jan 1, 2009
    it's true,and they are about 5eur on ebay ;) I'll order one for my powermac

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