scsi card

Old 02-07-08, 04:20 PM
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I have a scanner that uses a SCSI interface. I want to connect it to a PC everything is IDE. Can I install a Adaptec 2906 Fast SCSI Controller in a PCI slot and will it work? Or is there more to it than that?
I have experience upgrading computers but have never worked with SCSI.
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My old SCSI scanner has a card and software of its own, and its card works in a regular slot in my old 486 IBM. I certainly do not know for sure here, but my suspicion is that your scanner's software will have to be compatible with the SCSI card it enslaves.
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Make sure the SCSI connector on the card matches the scanner cable. I had that problem before and finally got rid of the scanner.
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It depends on the model of the scanner. Do a search and see if people have been successful in getting that scanner to work with standard SCSI cards.

My last scanner was SCSI but it would only work with its own proprietary SCSI card. Which happened to be ISA and therefore pretty much useless these days. I spent a _lot_ of money and effort trying to get that to work. Just wasn't going to happen.

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