Can I connect SCSI scanner to USB port with adapter

Discussion in 'Scanners' started by VG, Jun 14, 2005.

  1. VG

    VG Guest

    I have a SCSI Canon FS2710 slide scanner which I have previously been using
    on my old pc, connected via a PCI SCSI card.

    I now have a new pc, and am wondering if there is such a thing as a
    conversion kit or special cable that will enable me to connect the scanner
    to a USB port on this new machine.

    This new machine is a P4 3.2GH, and comes with only three PCI expansion
    slots. I am reluctant to use one of these slots for a SCSI card, as they may
    well be needed for other devices.

    Any suggestions would be most welcome

    VG
     
    VG, Jun 14, 2005
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  2. VG

    DaveW Guest

    There is no such thing as a SCSI to USB adapter.

    --
    DaveW



    "VG" <> wrote in message
    news:d8njgn$3cq$-infra.bt.com...
    >I have a SCSI Canon FS2710 slide scanner which I have previously been using
    > on my old pc, connected via a PCI SCSI card.
    >
    > I now have a new pc, and am wondering if there is such a thing as a
    > conversion kit or special cable that will enable me to connect the scanner
    > to a USB port on this new machine.
    >
    > This new machine is a P4 3.2GH, and comes with only three PCI expansion
    > slots. I am reluctant to use one of these slots for a SCSI card, as they
    > may
    > well be needed for other devices.
    >
    > Any suggestions would be most welcome
    >
    > VG
    >
    >
    >
     
    DaveW, Jun 15, 2005
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  3. VG

    VG Guest

    Yes. Thanks for your suggestion.
    Found Adaptec 'USB2Xchange' and ordered from Amazon

    VG


    "T Shadow" <> wrote in message
    news:57Ore.42351$...
    > "VG" <> wrote in message
    > news:d8njgn$3cq$-infra.bt.com...
    >> I have a SCSI Canon FS2710 slide scanner which I have previously been

    > using
    >> on my old pc, connected via a PCI SCSI card.
    >>
    >> I now have a new pc, and am wondering if there is such a thing as a
    >> conversion kit or special cable that will enable me to connect the
    >> scanner
    >> to a USB port on this new machine.
    >>
    >> This new machine is a P4 3.2GH, and comes with only three PCI expansion
    >> slots. I am reluctant to use one of these slots for a SCSI card, as they

    > may
    >> well be needed for other devices.
    >>
    >> Any suggestions would be most welcome
    >>
    >> VG
    >>
    >>

    > Adaptec USBXchange
    >
    >
     
    VG, Jun 15, 2005
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  4. "T Shadow" <> wrote in message
    news:sg0se.44378$...
    > "VG" <> wrote in message
    > news:d8pvv2$rgj$-infra.bt.com...
    >> Yes. Thanks for your suggestion.
    >> Found Adaptec 'USB2Xchange' and ordered from Amazon
    >>
    >> VG
    >>
    >>
    >> "T Shadow" <> wrote in message
    >> news:57Ore.42351$...
    >> > "VG" <> wrote in message
    >> > news:d8njgn$3cq$-infra.bt.com...
    >> >> I have a SCSI Canon FS2710 slide scanner which I have previously been
    >> > using
    >> >> on my old pc, connected via a PCI SCSI card.
    >> >>
    >> >> I now have a new pc, and am wondering if there is such a thing as a
    >> >> conversion kit or special cable that will enable me to connect the
    >> >> scanner
    >> >> to a USB port on this new machine.
    >> >>
    >> >> This new machine is a P4 3.2GH, and comes with only three PCI
    >> >> expansion
    >> >> slots. I am reluctant to use one of these slots for a SCSI card, as

    > they
    >> > may
    >> >> well be needed for other devices.
    >> >>
    >> >> Any suggestions would be most welcome
    >> >>
    >> >> VG
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> > Adaptec USBXchange
    >> >
    >> >

    >>

    > Post back how you like it. I have a MATX M/B and may want to go that route
    > in the future. Adaptec is a little pricey but make excellent hardware.
    >
    >

    Yes. Please do post back. I wonder if it would enable me to connect my old
    HP Scanjet 4C to my new PC.
    Gord Schindler
     
    Gord Schindler, Jun 16, 2005
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  5. "VG" <> wrote in message
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    > Found Adaptec 'USB2Xchange' and ordered from Amazon


    I had a look at the adaptec site for 'USB2Xchange' .I note they mention SCSI
    peripherals, but don't mention scanners explicitly. I can understand that a
    disk / tape device can be converted to USB using a miniport SCSI driver:
    these appear to Windows as a removable device. TWAIN data sources are often
    another issue.

    Has anyone actually got a scsi scanner working with its standard installed
    TWAIN data source with one of these?

    Stewart DIBBS
     
    Stewart DIBBS, Jun 17, 2005
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  6. VG

    Sam Inela Guest

    Did you check the FAQ for that thing?
    http://ask.adaptec.com/cgi-bin/adap...mFueX4mcF9zb3J0X2J5PWRmbHQmcF9wYWdlPTE*&p_li=


    "VG" <> wrote in message
    news:d8pvv2$rgj$-infra.bt.com...
    > Yes. Thanks for your suggestion.
    > Found Adaptec 'USB2Xchange' and ordered from Amazon
    >
    > VG
    >
    >
    > "T Shadow" <> wrote in message
    > news:57Ore.42351$...
    >> "VG" <> wrote in message
    >> news:d8njgn$3cq$-infra.bt.com...
    >>> I have a SCSI Canon FS2710 slide scanner which I have previously been

    >> using
    >>> on my old pc, connected via a PCI SCSI card.
    >>>
    >>> I now have a new pc, and am wondering if there is such a thing as a
    >>> conversion kit or special cable that will enable me to connect the
    >>> scanner
    >>> to a USB port on this new machine.
    >>>
    >>> This new machine is a P4 3.2GH, and comes with only three PCI expansion
    >>> slots. I am reluctant to use one of these slots for a SCSI card, as they

    >> may
    >>> well be needed for other devices.
    >>>
    >>> Any suggestions would be most welcome
    >>>
    >>> VG
    >>>
    >>>

    >> Adaptec USBXchange
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
     
    Sam Inela, Jun 17, 2005
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  7. VG

    Castor Guest

    "VG" <> a écrit dans le message de news:
    d8njgn$3cq$-infra.bt.com...
    >I have a SCSI Canon FS2710 slide scanner which I have previously been using
    > on my old pc, connected via a PCI SCSI card.
    >
    > I now have a new pc, and am wondering if there is such a thing as a
    > conversion kit or special cable that will enable me to connect the scanner
    > to a USB port on this new machine.
    >
    > This new machine is a P4 3.2GH, and comes with only three PCI expansion
    > slots. I am reluctant to use one of these slots for a SCSI card, as they
    > may
    > well be needed for other devices.
    >
    > Any suggestions would be most welcome
    >
    > VG
    >

    I was able to connect an old Flat Scanner model Microtek Phantom4800 SCSI
    via a USB1.1 to SCSI converter from PortGear.
    It was working perfectly under WindowsMe with the current scanner drivers
    and twain applications.

    Now under windows XPproSP2, hardware wise it's still working (for SCSI disk
    or removavable SCSI disk it works fine).

    But, I'm getting problems with my old scanner because I don't have proper
    drivers and utilities for Win XP ...

    So good luck for your case.
    Castor
     
    Castor, Jun 17, 2005
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  8. VG

    Castor Guest

    >> >
    >> I was able to connect an old Flat Scanner model Microtek Phantom4800 SCSI
    >> via a USB1.1 to SCSI converter from PortGear.
    >> It was working perfectly under WindowsMe with the current scanner drivers
    >> and twain applications.
    >>
    >> Now under windows XPproSP2, hardware wise it's still working (for SCSI

    > disk
    >> or removavable SCSI disk it works fine).
    >>
    >> But, I'm getting problems with my old scanner because I don't have proper
    >> drivers and utilities for Win XP ...
    >>
    >> So good luck for your case.
    >> Castor


    > You can most likely find the latest driver here:
    > http://www.support.microtek.com/
    >
    > There is a new XP driver for ScanMaker 4800, maybe that is your model.
    >
    > --
    > CSM1
    > http://www.carlmcmillan.com


    Thanks for your attention , I'll check
    Regards
    Castor
     
    Castor, Jun 19, 2005
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  9. VG

    Castor Guest

    "CSM1" <> a écrit dans le message de news:
    GcIse.1986$...
    > "Castor" <castor2cod1@~hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:42b32aa1$0$8793$...
    >>
    >> "VG" <> a écrit dans le message de news:
    >> d8njgn$3cq$-infra.bt.com...
    >> >I have a SCSI Canon FS2710 slide scanner which I have previously been

    > using
    >> > on my old pc, connected via a PCI SCSI card.
    >> >
    >> > I now have a new pc, and am wondering if there is such a thing as a
    >> > conversion kit or special cable that will enable me to connect the

    > scanner
    >> > to a USB port on this new machine.
    >> >
    >> > This new machine is a P4 3.2GH, and comes with only three PCI expansion
    >> > slots. I am reluctant to use one of these slots for a SCSI card, as
    >> > they
    >> > may
    >> > well be needed for other devices.
    >> >
    >> > Any suggestions would be most welcome
    >> >
    >> > VG
    >> >

    >> I was able to connect an old Flat Scanner model Microtek Phantom4800 SCSI
    >> via a USB1.1 to SCSI converter from PortGear.
    >> It was working perfectly under WindowsMe with the current scanner drivers
    >> and twain applications.
    >>
    >> Now under windows XPproSP2, hardware wise it's still working (for SCSI

    > disk
    >> or removavable SCSI disk it works fine).
    >>
    >> But, I'm getting problems with my old scanner because I don't have proper
    >> drivers and utilities for Win XP ...
    >>
    >> So good luck for your case.
    >> Castor
    >>

    >
    > You can most likely find the latest driver here:
    > http://www.support.microtek.com/
    >

    Unfortunately this link no longer works ...
    Castor

    > There is a new XP driver for ScanMaker 4800, maybe that is your model.
    >
    > --
    > CSM1
    > http://www.carlmcmillan.com
    > --
    >
    >
     
    Castor, Jun 19, 2005
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  10. VG

    Castor Guest


    >>> You can most likely find the latest driver here:
    >>> http://www.support.microtek.com/
    >>>

    >> Unfortunately this link no longer works ...
    >> Castor

    >
    > It still works for me, try it again. This is a USA link, I do not know if
    > it works for the rest of the world. It is a link to support and not
    > directly to a specific scanner model.
    >
    > This is the international gateway to Microtek.
    > http://www.microtek.com/
    >
    > Select your region, then Support and Downloads.
    >
    > --
    > CSM1
    > http://www.carlmcmillan.com
    > --
    >>
    >>> There is a new XP driver for ScanMaker 4800, maybe that is your model.


    BTW, my scanner is a Microtek Phantom 4800 ... I think it's a different
    model than ScanMaker 4800 ???? Older ??
    Castor
     
    Castor, Jun 19, 2005
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