Solved

Which SCSI Adapter to use?

Posted on 1998-08-19
4
217 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-12
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).

Bill
:-=>
0
Comment
Question by:Bigpaws
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:swwelsh
Comment Utility
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.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
ChrisRobin earned 50 total points
Comment Utility
It Would be slightly faster to use an adaptec adapter such as a 2940 and then get a SCSI II to Centronics Male some of the speed will come from data transfer to the adapter but the adapter itself will be faster than the one supplied (you can change the SCSI bios settings to up speed even further)
0
 
LVL 32

Expert Comment

by:jhance
Comment Utility
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.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:ChrisRobin
Comment Utility
And yes you can add a lot more devices if you want to later
0

Featured Post

Free Trending Threat Insights Every Day

Enhance your security with threat intelligence from the web. Get trending threat insights on hackers, exploits, and suspicious IP addresses delivered to your inbox with our free Cyber Daily.

Join & Write a Comment

Upper back Pain: My back hurt for months. Upper back, mostly my neck, spine and across my shoulder blades. I was getting headaches too, that felt like they were caused by tension in my shoulders, but now I feel fine! I'm sharing this hoping someone…
This paper addresses the security of Sennheiser DECT Contact Center and Office (CC&O) headsets. It describes the DECT security chain comprised of “Pairing”, “Per Call Authentication” and “Encryption”, which are all part of the standard DECT protocol.
This video shows how to remove a single email address from the Outlook 2010 Auto Suggestion memory. NOTE: For Outlook 2016 and 2013 perform the exact same steps. Open a new email: Click the New email button in Outlook. Start typing the address: …
This video demonstrates how to create an example email signature rule for a department in a company using CodeTwo Exchange Rules. The signature will be inserted beneath users' latest emails in conversations and will be displayed in users' Sent Items…

772 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

13 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now