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Looking for an Alps MD5000 driver for Mac OSX

Also need to find an adapter to connect the 50-pin SCSI port on my Alps MD5000 to my Mac which only has USB and Ethernet ports.

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There are no OS X drivers for the 5000.
If your version of OS X is old enough, you can run the )S 9 driver under classic.

Posted on Jul 19, 2009

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Here's an alternative: Adaptec makes a scsi card that you can put in your mac...If it's a tower. It's got a 50-pin high density exterior connector... you should be able to connect your unit to this...
it's the Adaptec 29160N...there are a few different varieties...look for the high density 50-pin...my research is showing you may have to spend a little to get one.

Posted on May 24, 2009

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Well I found that www.driverguide has helped me find drivers but do not shoot the messanger on this also you can try www.download.com I am was told they have too

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Posted on May 24, 2009

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