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[filmscanners] Re: SCSI support on a Mac Pro



Hi,
another approach would be to use an Firewire-SCSI adapter like the
Ratoc FR1SX. I use it on a G4 Powerbook running Tiger with zero problems.
Best,
Paulo


At 05:14 11/2/2008, you wrote:
>Several questions:
>
>Is it a SprintScan 4000 with only SCSI, or the version 2 which
>includes USB 2? If the latter you're all set.
>
>Why not keep a machine which has PCI slots, like your current Windows
>computer? Or get an ancient Mac G4 for $50 and stuff your current
>SCSI adaptor in it. The old Mac and new one will network easily --
>the Windows machine will cause a lot of little problems with file
>naming conventions, and so on, but is workable.
>
>I keep my scanners (including a SS4000) on a separate computer from
>my work machine because I find it easier to deal with that way. The
>interface card works, the scanner software works and is not upset
>with/by new releases of the work machine's OS, and so on.
>
>I use the same monitor, keyboard, and mouse for both machines with a
>"KVM switch" (KVM -> Keyboard, Video, Mouse) which cost about $50.
>
>HTH!
>
>---------------------------
>
>I currently am using my Polaroid SprintScan 4000 on a Windows
>computer
>with an installed SCSI card.
>
>I am about to buy a new eight-core Mac Pro.  Is it possible to run
>the
>SCSI sprintscan on a new Mac machine? Are there adapters now to allow
>SCSI devices to connect to USB or FireWire ports?
>
>Suggestions?
>
>Stan
>
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