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Apple Hard Disk 20SC connected to iPhone.

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That's pretty cool.  So if I want to transfer files among various vintage Macs with external SCSI HDs, I can just use my iPhone to do it?  Never thought of that.

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1 minute ago, Crutch said:

That's pretty cool.  So if I want to transfer files among various vintage Macs with external SCSI HDs, I can just use my iPhone to do it?  Never thought of that.

As long as they are formatted in either FAT or HFS+.  Unfortunately, the iPhone can read old HFS.

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Watching that red light whenever you scroll through the PDF and browse stuff is fascinating. ;D

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@napabar what SCSI to USB adapter are you using?  I've got a couple of them but I've never gotten them to work.  I assumed some kind of driver was necessary or something. 

 

 

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42 minutes ago, pcamen said:

@napabar what SCSI to USB adapter are you using?  I've got a couple of them but I've never gotten them to work.  I assumed some kind of driver was necessary or something. 

 

 

It’s branded a Castlewood, but in reality it’s made by Shuttle Technology, which apparently made a lot of the USB 1.1 adapters.  No drivers needed.  I have had a lot of luck with it, more videos coming soon.  I hear the USB 2.0 adapters need drivers.

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This is so cool. I've been trying to connect an old SCSI hard drive to my Mac Pro running Mojave, and have searched everywhere for a solution, and ended up here. Are the Microtech adapters USB 1.1? Thanks.

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On 5/12/2020 at 8:51 PM, lightvox said:

This is so cool. I've been trying to connect an old SCSI hard drive to my Mac Pro running Mojave, and have searched everywhere for a solution, and ended up here. Are the Microtech adapters USB 1.1? Thanks.

I don't know.  I've heard the USB 2.0 SCSI adapters need drivers.  I know the one like mine that use the "Shuttle Technology" chipset are USB 1.1 and don't need drivers.  You can buy them here.      https://www.yoycart.com/Product/561501395767/

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Thanks napabar. I purchased one on ebay labeled with "Shuttle Connects" but it's still not working with an external SCSI HD. I also purchased an adapter on ebay to convert from a Centronics CN50 on the hard drive to the HD50 on the Shuttle Connects SCSI to USB adapter cable. There is a light on the cable and it doesn't light up when I am using the adapter and connected to the HD. It does light up when I connect it to a SCSI Iomega 2GB Jaz drive. I have the hard drive terminated and set to SCSI ID 0.

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The cable likely needs termination power on the SCSI bus in order to work. I know the 20SC doesn't provide termination power, maybe the Jaz drive does?

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