Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2012 4:41 AM (in response to Silver95280)
Seems they do sell such adapters - but you'd also need a HD-50 to 50-pin header (drive) adapter, plus power supply to spin the drive:
You might get by with a cheaper solution with services:
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 16, 2012 6:47 PM (in response to JustSomeGuy)
I don't think there are any drivers beyond OS 9 for those usb-scsi adapters.
There is a similar wailing in the Mac Pro and MacBook forums, as the major maker of Firewire to USB chips has stopped production.Beige G3, G4/867, G4/dual 1.25 MDD, MacPro'09 w cheap SSD, Mac OS 8.6 or Earlier, and 9.2, 10.5 and Server - LW IIg, LW 4/600, ATalk ImageWriter L
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 16, 2012 7:28 PM (in response to Grant Bennet-Alder)
Interesting. The writing's been on the wall with FireWire for a while. I guess Thunderbolt is going to be the next interconnection opportunity we'll have. It will be interesting to see what bridging technologies are grafted onto that.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 16, 2012 7:34 PM (in response to JustSomeGuy)
In my opinion, its the SCSI half that has made the adapters dry up.
When perpendicular magnetic regions came in, drive makers had to completely re-invent their product line from top to bottom, and since SATA was hanging around, it got incorporated as well. It was too expensive to re-tool for wide SCSI as well. SCSI drives are no longer the fastest, so they are history.Beige G3, G4/867, G4/dual 1.25 MDD, MacPro'09 w cheap SSD, Mac OS 8.6 or Earlier, and 9.2, 10.5 and Server - LW IIg, LW 4/600, ATalk ImageWriter L
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 17, 2012 3:44 AM (in response to Silver95280)
If the Performa 6116CD is still available and working, you could use Ethernet for file transfers. An external adapter (such as the Apple Ethernet Twisted-Pair Transceiver, Model No: M0437) is needed between the AAUI-15 port and standard RJ-45 cabling.
Otherwise, borrowing or buying an appropriate older Mac (with SCSI) may in fact be the easiest solution.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 19, 2012 7:42 AM (in response to Jan Hedlund)
I am with Jan on this one. If the older mac is still alive and well, use it.
If you post the name of a large city near you, we might find a user group that could help you. Some of us have equipment that will bridge from 1979 until today. All you have to do is find us.
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