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Which SCSI Adapter to use?

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I need to hook up my scanner, and I'm interested in knowing if I would get better performance getting an Adaptec 1510 (or similar, as suggested by SWWELSH), for example, or using the cable and adapter which came with my scanner (a UMAX S-12, with a DB-25 Connector on the Adapter Card and a 50 pin Centronics on the Scanner).

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I don't think there would be much performance difference. I use the 1510 because I can put other devices (tape drive, cdrom, zip, etc) on it while most of the scanner specific cards don't let you add more devices.
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If you are only going to use a scanner on it then performance is of no concern.  Scanners are slow by nature and the AHA-1510 you propose is an excellent and low-cost choice.  You might, however, want to consider a PCI SCSI card, like the AHA-2940 which is easier to setup and if later you decide to add a disk or some other high-performance peripheral, you'll be all set.
And yes you can add a lot more devices if you want to later
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