Date: Monday, February 1st, 1999, 00:00
On Monday Adaptec announced the USBConnect, a new USB-to-SCSI converter for iMac and B&W G3 owners who would like to use SCSI devices with their computers. The device will be available in August for a suggested retail of $69.95. Here’s an excerpt from the press release:
MILPITAS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 21, 1999–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.