SCSI scanner via USB adaptor, experiences?


N

norm

Looking to connect a Minolta Scan Dual (SCSI interface) to a laptop's
USB2 socket. (WXP)

A web search has come up with 2 Adapec adaptors which should do the
job. I note one says PC with W95 OK!

Would a firewire/SCSI be better, as I see Viewscan site says Mac users
have had some succes?

Has anyone out there have any experience of these adaptors?
Dont want to buy another lot of crippled Adapec stuff.

Thanks
Norm
 
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B

bmoag

The SCSI/USB adapters I have seen from Adaptec run at USB 1 speed, which
will considerably slow down and possibly cripple the scanner function. I did
not find SCSI/firewire adapters with Windows drivers but if they exist that
would be better than USB 1. I believe the best option would be a PCMCIA
adapter. These are very reasonably priced from Adaptec and others. In any
event using this scanner with a notebook will likely be considerably slower
than with a desktop
 
D

Don

Looking to connect a Minolta Scan Dual (SCSI interface) to a laptop's
USB2 socket. (WXP)

A web search has come up with 2 Adapec adaptors which should do the
job. I note one says PC with W95 OK!

Would a firewire/SCSI be better, as I see Viewscan site says Mac users
have had some succes?

Has anyone out there have any experience of these adaptors?
Dont want to buy another lot of crippled Adapec stuff.
Not a direct answer to your question but...

I used to run my Nikon LS-30 with a Sony VAIO notebook, Windows 98,
and the Adaptec SlimSCSI 1460 PCMCIA card. Both NikonScan and VueScan
recognized the scanner. The only drawback was the very short SCSI
cable - about a foot i.e., ~30cm. The SCSI card just couldn't handle
longer cables.

Is there a specific reason you want to use a SCSI to USB bridge
instead of a direct SCSI connection?

Don.
 
R

Roy G. Biv

I looked into this when I upraded to a new PC. IIRC the SCSI to USB adapters
were officially not supported for my Nikon LS-1000. I purchased a PCI SCSI
card instead and downloaded the ASPI layer for WinXP. Works fine. Hope this
helps. Sorry but due to spam I shall not provide a valid e-mail address.
Please reply to group.
 
J

Jim Guthrie

I had an old UMAX 6E (since retired) working via the Adaptec connector, and
currently use a Canoscan FS2710 via an Adaptec wire, with good luck -- both
in XP Home Edition.

It can be done.

Cheers,
Jim Guthrie
 
N

norm

Looking to connect a Minolta Scan Dual (SCSI interface) to a laptop's
USB2 socket. (WXP)

A web search has come up with 2 Adapec adaptors which should do the
job. I note one says PC with W95 OK!

Would a firewire/SCSI be better, as I see Viewscan site says Mac users
have had some succes?

Has anyone out there have any experience of these adaptors?
Dont want to buy another lot of crippled Adapec stuff.
Thanks for replies,

My laptop has USB2, Firewire and a PCMCIA slot.

Didn't find an Adaptec SlimSCSI 1460 PCMCIA card on my initial browse
but found
1 Belkin FireWire to SCSI Adapter
2 Adaptec USBxChange Adapter
3 Adaptec USB 2.0 XChange Kit

Decision???????
 
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N

norm

Thanks for replies,

My laptop has USB2, Firewire and a PCMCIA slot.

Didn't find an Adaptec SlimSCSI 1460 PCMCIA card on my initial browse
but found
1 Belkin FireWire to SCSI Adapter
2 Adaptec USBxChange Adapter
3 Adaptec USB 2.0 XChange Kit

Decision???????

Taken the easy way out, bought an Epson Perfection 3170.
Annoying software but scans of 35mm compare well with the Minolta, and
of couse I can now scan my old 120 film.
 

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