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Unless the USB card is one that utilizes the USB 2 standard, it will not be faster than the SCSI connection. If it is a USB2 card, at present there are no scanners or any other peripherals that use USB2. They all use USB1.1 which is slower than SCSI. Any connector adapters that might convert SCSI to USB would be converting the faster SCSI to the slower USB1.1. It may just pay you to install a scsi card since it will be as expensive as any adapter that you might find. -----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Bernie Epstein Sent: Monday, May 13, 2002 7:29 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Polaroid Sprintscan 4000 connectivity Hello, group. I just joined this list so my apologies if this subject has been covered before (although a quick search of the archives didn't turn anything up). I have just gotten a new PC to replace my aging 266-mHz box, which will be networked to the new one and relegated to print server duty. The new computer (2.2 gHz, 1 GB DDR RAM, twin 80 gig HDs, etc. running under Windows XP Pro) has both firewire and USB cards. Unfortunately, I have the original SprintScan 4000 (not the newer "Plus" version), which appears to be limited to SCSI connectivity. (Same is true for my Agfa Duoscan flatbed scanner.) Is there any way to take advantage of the faster interfaces (such as a cable/connector adapter) or is SCSI my only choice? Bernie Epstein - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions. - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.