Scsi, Scanners and Notebooks


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Steve G

We own a Widecom SLC1036C widebed scanner - this has an Ultra-Wide
SCSI (68-pin) connector and it must be the last device in the chain
(there isn't a 2nd scsi connector). I would like to be able to run
this from a Notebook computer and I have a couple of questions. I
apologise for the crosspost, I need answers specifically on the
scanner and on the scsi and I'm not really familiar with SCSI.

1. Has anyone actually accomplished this with an Ultra-wide Scsi
scanner and a Notebook computer ?

2. There appear to be 2 options for scsi on a Notebook - a PC card
(e.g. Adaptec 1480) or a USB convertor (e.g. Adaptec USB2Xchange).
However the only ones I can find only have 50 pin connectors on them -
does anyone know of *any* that might have a 68 pin connector ? And
secondly are these device any good for connecting scanners to
notebooks (i've heard there might be probs with the USB solution and
scanners that use TWAIN) ?

2. Assuming 68pin versions do not exist, is it possible to use a
convertor (I know they exist) to connect the scanner to the 50 pin
connector on the adaptec devices ? I mean, would the scanner work
(albeit at a reduced connection speed) - or would it fail completely ?
- I know this is really a manufacturer's question, but I have already
asked - and their reply was basically "let us know if it works....."

Any advice would be greatly appreciated !
TIA

Steve Gontarek
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Data Manager
Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS)
Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory
Oban, Argyll
Scotland
email: (e-mail address removed)
Web: www.sams.ac.uk
 
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-= H.=-

Steve G said:
We own a Widecom SLC1036C widebed scanner - this has an Ultra-Wide
SCSI (68-pin) connector and it must be the last device in the chain
(there isn't a 2nd scsi connector). I would like to be able to run
this from a Notebook computer and I have a couple of questions. I
apologise for the crosspost, I need answers specifically on the
scanner and on the scsi and I'm not really familiar with SCSI.
http://www.rexpccard.co.jp/english/products/subpages/cb32.html
 
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Terry Yamada

-= H.=- said:
I use SCSI comverters with no problems, the 50 to 68 pin converters
work fine.
What you might want to get is the Adaptec SCSI PCMCIA converter for
your note book. I have used a RATOC Firewire to SCSI converter to run
a Epson 1600 on the SCSI side because I destroyed the USB connector.
If you try the RATOC Firewire converter you have to use a PCMCIA
Firewire adapter for your notebook. Probably the easiest way to go is
to use the Adaptec adapter.
 

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