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connecting to SCSI hard drive to USB, etc

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I have a SCSI external hard drive and need to load its info onto a iMac with no SCSI connectors. How do I do this? I assume I need connector cables but have no idea where to get them. Thank You!
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  • Grant Bennet-Alder Level 8 Level 8 (48,110 points)
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    Jul 2, 2007 10:37 AM (in response to jeffrey d scott)
    Welcome to the Apple Computer Discussions. Thanks to zillions of iPhone queries, the Discussions are running with several important features turned off.

    There once was a FireWire-to-SCSI adapter available. Whether you can actually find one and get it to work is not clear. Which iMac do you have?
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  • JustSomeGuy Level 2 Level 2 (480 points)
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    Jul 3, 2007 4:17 AM (in response to jeffrey d scott)
    I did a Google search on "usb to scsi" (with quotes) and came up with lots of hits for cables. One example:
    http://www.journeyed.com/itemDetail.asp?itmNo=16203376N
    The trick will be to watch carefully for Mac compatibility. Every seller will assume PC, but not every device has Mac drivers.

    You'll also have to make sure the SCSI ends are matched or adapted - there are many, many SCSI standard connectors. Once everything is mechanically fitted together, the iMac will likely "see" the drive and mount it.
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