Image Map Image Map
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Does an external scsi drive dock with usb to computer exist?

  1. #1

    Default Does an external scsi drive dock with usb to computer exist?

    I've been unsuccessful in my poking around looking for some external enclosure that will accept a scsi disk, and connect to a computer via usb.

    Anyone know if such an animal exists? I have a few old loose scsi disks that I'd like to see what their content is.

  2. #2


    PM me if you're looking for 3" or 5" floppy disks. EMail For everything else, Take Another Step

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Walled Lake, MI
    Blog Entries


    i don't have exactly what you're looking for, but I do have the following:

    • Toshiba SCSI External CD-ROM
    • Model TXM3401E1
    • Mfg - Aug 1994
    • 50-pin SCSI cable
    • A/C power cord
    • Preset SCSI ID = 3

    Case has on/off switch, 2 ea. 50-pin SCSI connectors, L/R RCA audio out jacks, front panel earphone jack w/audio adjust.

    Does it work? Dunno. Came with some stuff awhile back and I no longer have a SCSI system up and running. Looks pretty good, standard PC putty color, and probably had an easy life somewhere - no scratches, scuff, or dings visible. You would still need a USB adapter or a SCSI adapter card.
    Surely not everyone was Kung-fu fighting

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    NorthWest England (East Pondia)
    Blog Entries


    Oddly I saw this

    and found this

    so I think the answer is. "it can be done" but not ready to roll...

    Looking for Analog Computers, Drum Plotters, and Graphics Terminals

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Western North Carolina, USA


    I have a USB to SCSI dongle that I use with my SGI DAT drive for audio extraction, but the USB to SCSI stuff is relatively expensive, and you have to provide a case, too. Since I'm using CentOS 7 Linux, drivers aren't a big issue, but finding drivers for modern Windows might be difficult for these old USB SCSI dongles.

    What are far more plentiful, and maybe less expensive, are IEEE-1394 (Firewire) SCSI enclosures, typically used with Macs. You just need a Firewire card or a laptop (like mine) with a Firewire port. I've successfully looked at several SCSI drives over the years using a cast-off Exabyte-compatible Firewire 8mm tape drive enclosure, with the SCSI-interfaced tape drive removed. Firewire, as far as I know, is still well-supported on modern Windows.
    Bughlt: Sckmud
    Shut her down Scotty, she's sucking mud again!

  6. #6


    Thank you Stone and everyone. I think I need more practice on ebay search terms


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts