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5934 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 21, 2007 7:37 AM by Grant Bennet-Alder
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 19, 2007 4:32 AM (in response to Lisa Jane)You'd probably find it much cheaper to get a mac with both ethernet and SCSI and transferring files across the network to your new systems.MBP 2Ghz/256MB Graphics/1GB RAM/120GB, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 19, 2007 8:43 AM (in response to Lisa Jane)Lisa Jane,
After finding the cheapest adapter, namely an older Mac, do not forget to open files and save them as RTF or other generic formats that can be opened by newer software.
Jim512k to vicarious G5, Mac OS 8.6 or Earlier, Saving old Macs for future generations.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 19, 2007 9:55 AM (in response to Lisa Jane)Lisa Jane -
A neighbor with an old Mac would of course be the cheapest option. There are a couple of transfer services out there, but shipping the heavy drive will probably be expensive:
iMac 17" Mac OS X (10.3.9) Mac IIci, Mac SE, Apple IIgs, Apple //e, Apple ][+
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 21, 2007 6:55 AM (in response to Lisa Jane)I actually found a Firewire to SCSI cable from MacGurus.com and the price was cheaper. They give great customer support, too. Oh yeah, MacGurus clued me in to the fact that the port on my drive is actually a 50DB female port.
If you need anything you can't find, try: www.macgurus.comiMac 600 mhz and iBook G4 1.33GHZ combo drive, Mac OS X (10.4), Mac OS 9.2.x
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 21, 2007 7:37 AM (in response to Lisa Jane)The "standard" first cable from the DB-25 that was used on the back of older Macs to the Centronics-50 that was used on earlier drive enclosures is called a "Mac SCSI System cable". The cable connects the roughly 5 grounds available at the 25-pin end to many more in the cable that are connected at the 50-pin end, such that each signal can be twisted around a ground for good quiet performance. If you ever find yourself needing to go back down to 25-pins to pick up a 25-pin device at the end of the chain, that cable can be used facing the other direction.
The 50-pin connecter that is about the same overall size as the DB-25 is called the HP DB-50. The HP in this case, does not actually refer to Hewlett Packard, but Half Pitch, meaning that the distance between the pins is half the dimension in the standard DB-connecters. These cables, and the terminators used with them are a little more expensive than Centronics-50.Q840AV,5500,G3 AIO,G3 B&W,G4/867, Other OS, and 9.2, 10.3 and Server - LW IIg, LW 4/600, ATalk ImageWriter LQ