SCSI to firewire

Spain
September 22, 2006 4:34am CST
I have a Mac powerbook G3 with FireWire and USB1.... But I have and old CD-RW which is SCSI I checked out the web and found that there are adaptors but they cost about 70$ ( the price of a cheap new CD-DVD-RW) Also I live in Spain where most computer shops associate Mac with McDonalds.... the best I could find was a SCSI to USB2 at around 90€ .Also USB 2 doesn't help me much....Does any body have any cheap solutions to my problem, as eclogicaly speaking it makes me sad to throw away a perfectly good CD)RW just on the pretext that I dont have the right wires ( a serious problem with the speed that computer hardware changes)
3 responses
@makatron (503)
• Dominican Republic
23 Sep 06
the problem is that the speed of transfer rate between SCSI devices and firewire are very different and thats why the converter you need is expensive, and since not many ppl want that gadget the price gets even more expensive sell the cd-rw and buy a new one, they are pretty cheap these days
• United States
22 Sep 06
I assume you looked at this Ratoc device? http://www.ratocsystems.com/english/products/subpages/firerex1.html I have it and it works great with an iBook, though I use it with a SCSI hard drive. Have you looked at auction sites for this item? If you had a desktop you could get a SCSI PCI card. If you truly have no other computer to use your drive with, maybe you could sell it and put the money toward an internal drive for the G3.
@sedel1027 (17851)
• United States
22 Sep 06
Unfortunately I don't have a quick fix for you. I would go on ebay and sell the CD-RW and use the funds to buy a new one that is compatible.