Adaptec heeft vandaag de USBconnect aangekondigd, een USB-to-SCSI convertor waarmee je SCSI apparaten aan de USB poort kunt hangen:
Adaptec Inc. has announced a USB-to-SCSI adapter, the USBConnect, that allows users to connect SCSI devices to a USB port. The USBConnect converter is targeted primarily at new iMac users who prefer to use high performance SCSI devices.
SCSI peripherals such as scanners, external CD-ROM, Jaz and hard drives, are widely available for all desktop computers. By deploying USBConnect, users can continue to use their existing or newly purchased SCSI devices on any USB-equipped computer including all USB-enabled Macintosh platforms, PCs and portables.
USBConnect is integrated with a one-meter connector cable which plugs into the USB port and does not require opening up the computer's case. USBConnect 2000 recognizes devices on the fly, so there's no need for time-consuming restarts. The converter is lightweight, portable, and easy to switch from one setup of peripherals to another.
Pricing and Availability
USBConnect will be available through resellers, retailers and catalogs, and adaptec's Online Store in August. It is sold as a kit that includes the USBConnect, a user's guide, and a setup CD-ROM. The manufacturer's suggested retail price is $69.95.