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, Jun 14, 2005
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  2. VG

    DaveW Guest

    There is no such thing as a SCSI to USB adapter.
    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, Jun 15, 2005
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. VG

    Sam Inela Guest

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

    Castor Guest

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

    Castor Guest

    Unfortunately this link no longer works ...
    Castor, Jun 19, 2005
  10. VG

    Castor Guest

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