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Re: filmscanners: which scanner for slides ? ( SCSI vs USB )

If you want to turn on your SCSI device after your computer is already
booted, No problem. Just right click on  MY
COMPUTER, left click on properties,select DEVICE Manager tab and left click
on REFRESH and then OK. This is for a windows machine. I don't know what you
need to do for an Apple machine.
Regards, Ron

----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Greenbank" <steve@gccl.fsbusiness.co.uk>
To: <filmscanners@halftone.co.uk>
Sent: Sunday, June 03, 2001 5:08 PM
Subject: Re: filmscanners: which scanner for slides ?

> > 3. Minolta may be USB, but USB devices has the advantage of being
> > hot-swappable which means they can be turned on after the computer has
> been
> > booted, and it will be detected.  If I remember correctly, SCSI devices
> need
> > to be turned on before you boot the system, in order for the SCSI
> controller
> > to detect it.
> Generally in Win 9x/ME you can turn any device on and go to "device
> of "system properties" and click on "refresh" and the device will work.
> Remember with USB you can take your scanner anywhere and plug it into any
> modern machine - you'll probably need to install some drivers as well. The
> downside is speed and some USB devices don't like some USB controllers. My
> USB controller on a Via KT133 motherboard is a complete PITA.
> Steve


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