I recently purchased a MicroTek ScanMaker 9600XL knowing that it was SCSI and from my initial research I had read that I could improve the performance of the scanner by upgrading from the included SCSI card to something better.
Unfortunately, the scanner came with an ISA SCSI card so I haven't even been able to use it as my computer doesn't have an ISA slot. I'm very confident with most aspects of computers but have no knowledge of SCSI. My scanner has a centronics 50-pin connection, and came with a centronics 50-pin connection -> 25-pin DB25 male connection cable.
My question is this: Since I have to buy a SCSI card, do I have to stick with a fast SCSI card with a 25-pin connection, or can I (or should I) buy a newer SCSI card and will I presumably have to buy a new cable then?