Scanner HD50 SCSI to DB25 to USB

I have an old Fujitsu scanner with a SCSI HD50 connection that I would like to get some more use from, using a laptop.

I thought there would be a SCSI to USB adapter out there reasonably priced to do the job. There are adapters but they range in price from £100+ to £300+!! (Adaptec USBxchange).

I can, however, get a HD50 to DB25 adapter for about £10 and a DB25 to USB also for about £10.

Would this setup work?

Thanks for your time.
Neil RandallAsked:
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andreasSystem AdminCommented:
Are you sure the cheap USB -->DB25 adapter is not an LPT dapter that provides a parallel port? e.g. for printers.

Please give a link to the USB Adapter you want to use. Then we can see it it is a SCSI to USB adapter.
Neil RandallAuthor Commented:
Hi Andreas

SCSI to DB25 here
Out of stock but did see it on another site (which I didn't save!)

DB25 to USB

andreasSystem AdminCommented:

This adapter is a normal COM-Port adapter with an adapter for the 25 PIN com ports. Its not suitable to connect your SCSI-scanner. Just having the same socket/plug doesnt mean it will work.
SCSI and RS232 are totally different and not compatible.

The Adapter in link 1 ist just a passive adapter without any electronics, it just connects pin to pin via a  wire.

Buing the necessary USB-->SCSI adapter would be more expensive as a new entry level USB scanner.
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Neil RandallAuthor Commented:
Any cheap solutions you can think of Andreas?

It seems such a waste to dump what was a £500 scanner that scans quicker than the multi-function printers we use.

Our laptops don't even have PCMCIA slots to get an adapter that way!
If it was a desktop it would be an easy solution just adding a SCSI card!

Might just drop it on eBay on £20!!
andreasSystem AdminCommented:
Sorry no OTHER cheap solution as finding a used USB-->SCSI adapter on ebay.

Or if you can manage find a laptop that has a PCMCIA interface together with an PCMCIA SCSI-Card. But this would be a quite outdated model, you may not be able to run a current version of windows and thus should keep it out of the internet to prevent that the box gots infected/hacked.

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Neil RandallAuthor Commented:
Thanks Andreas

Looks like I'll shove it on eBay and see what I can get for it.
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