> Hi all
> I know I need a scanner with a SCSI interface to use it with Linux but
> other than that I don't know what else to look for. I am going to use it
> with either an Adaptec 1542 or a Future Domain 950 or a Tekram 390U.
> I am considering either a UMAX 1220S or a Mustek Scanexpresss 12000SP.
> Does anyone have any comments about either, or any recommendations ?
I have a Umax 1220S on a TekRam 390U myself (plus a cdr and DAT tape on the
same scsi chain, disks are on another scsi controller). Other than having to
get a db50 to db25 cable for the scanner, everything works great. Note you may
have to go looking for a 390U, the places I've bought in the past (notably
comp-u-plus) only feature the 390F, which has a wide 68 pin external connector,
which means more of a special cable. Also, the scanner needs to be the last of
the chain, due to having only a db25 connector. I also wouldn't put ultra
disks on a scsi chain with a scanner, since I strongly doubt what passes for
termination on the scanner is active termination.
Michael Meissner, Cygnus Solutions
PMB 198, 174 Littleton Road #3, Westford, Massachusetts 01886