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Maybe I didn't make myself clear.... Here's what I mean... Say I buy an ibook with only USB and firewire... Say I have a bunch of older external SCSI drives that I still want to be able to use... They do make Firewire to SCSI converters... I was wondering if anyone had tried this... Sure... I'd love to use pure Firewire/IDE drives... but I still have to use SCSI in most studios I'm working in! :) Valky

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[quote]Originally posted by valkyriesound: [b]Maybe I didn't make myself clear.... Here's what I mean... Say I buy an ibook with only USB and firewire... Say I have a bunch of older external SCSI drives that I still want to be able to use... They do make Firewire to SCSI converters... I was wondering if anyone had tried this... Sure... I'd love to use pure Firewire/IDE drives... but I still have to use SCSI in most studios I'm working in! :) Valky[/b][/quote] Now I gotcha! Does your machine have USB2.0? Cuz USB>SCSI is a bit cheaper. With regards to the Firewire>SCSI...I'll dig deeper. NYC Drew
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I've used Orange Micro's Firewire/SCSI converter. They can only connect to one device at a time, so no chaining. It works pretty well with most devices. I just got a new Yamaha Motif which has built in SCSI. It does not work with The converter (there is a one sentence message on the bottom of almost the last page of the Motif manual stating it doesn't work with a whole host of non-traditional SCSI interfaces) but I've got two other Yamaha boxes that do work with Orange Converter rather well.
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[quote]Originally posted by gchild@pblutah.com: [b]I've used Orange Micro's Firewire/SCSI converter. They can only connect to one device at a time, so no chaining.[/b][/quote] No chaining? Bummer.... [quote]It works pretty well with most devices. I just got a new Yamaha Motif which has built in SCSI. It does not work with The converter (there is a one sentence message on the bottom of almost the last page of the Motif manual stating it doesn't work with a whole host of non-traditional SCSI interfaces) but I've got two other Yamaha boxes that do work with Orange Converter rather well.[/QB][/quote] So wait... the converter you have is bi-directional? Firewire to SCSI and SCSI to Firewire? I haven't seen SCSI to Firewire types. That could solve yet another problem I have.... At one studio I work at they have a PT system on a 9600 (SCSI only). I was hoping to buy cheaper Firewire drives to work with instead there.... maybe this can work? Do you have a link for the converter you are using? Thanks guys! :) Valky

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