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    SCSI Hard Drive Question
    Hello,

    I have a few Seagate Cheetah hard drives with the 80 pin female SCSI attachment that I'd like to use for recording & storage.

    Is there a 80 pin SCSI to USB adapter cable anyone would know of fairly inexpensive?........or perhaps there is another option of connecting these drives to a Mac Pro &/or Power Mac G5.

    Thanx~!

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    SCSI Hard Drive Question
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    Your Mac's Specs
    2011 17" MBP 2.2ghz, 16gig ram, OS 10.11.6
    These may do the trick. Wasn't 100% sure what SCSI cable you have exactly...here's an adapter for that:

    Monoprice DB25M/CN50F SCSI 1 Adapter - Monoprice.com

    I have both type connectors on my old SCSI equipment.

    Then here's a SCSI (DB25) cable to USB (not cheap)...link is good:

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    A more modern 250gig hard drive can also be purchased for about $9.95 + shipping.

    Remember...those SCSI drives are slow & old...and may not be super reliable.

    - Nick
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    Nick, that adapter is for SATA and it's predecessor the PATA interface. SCSI is a totally different interface and that adapter will not work.

    The SCSI drives from back in the day totally blew the doors off of it's SATA/PATA counterparts, but they are not match for today's drives with reliability and speed. You can play around with those old drives for nostalgia's sake, but do not use it for any meaningful thing.

    Spend the paltry amount of money a 1, 2, 3TB drive costs today that supports the SATA3 interface and use that instead.
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    SCSI Hard Drive Question
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    Your Mac's Specs
    2011 17" MBP 2.2ghz, 16gig ram, OS 10.11.6
    Sorry about that...inserted wrong link. Updated link above.

    - Nick

    p.s. At OP. If nothing linked works...please post a photo of what you have. There's actually a bunch of things that fit into the SCSI category...and seeing what you have will help. I know with all of the old SCSI peripherals I have...there are at least 3 interfaces that fit the SCSI category.

    But honestly...you'ld be better off spending the money a newer SATA hard drive...since as I mentioned you can get a 250gig drive for under $10 + shipping.
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