Ratoc PC CardBus to Ultra SCSI Adapter Mac

Ultra SCSI More Like This Ratoc's PCMCIA CardBus PC Card Ultra SCSI Host Adapter provides seamless high performance 32bit integration with a whole range of Ultra SCSI (Fast-20) devices. Perfect for connecting Ultra SCSI based mass storage devices including SCSI hard drive disks, MO-Drives, or high end SCSI enabled scanners and printers. PCMCIA CardBus PC Card devices are true host adapters provide transparent connections to the host, and are not emulating SCSI over FireWire or USB. With the PC Card to Ultra SCSI Host Adapter, your CardBus equipped [notebook PC] PowerBook G3/G4s can take full advantage of SCSI devices just like a desktop machine. The Ultra SCSI card comes with a High Density 50-pin (HD-50/IDC50) cable for standard Ultra SCSI peripherals.

The Ratoc PCMCIA CardBus PC Card to Ultra SCSI Host Adapter features synchronous transfer rates of up to 20MB/s for Ultra SCSI devices making it far faster than many legacy PC Card SCSI solutions. Purchase an optional HD 50F to Centronics 50M adapter for use with older Fast SCSI (10MB/s) devices. The PC CardBus to Ultra SCSI adapter also works with newer SCSI standards when used with pinout adapters (gender changers) such as Ultra Wide SCSI and Ultra 160 SCSI, but limits throughput to its maximum (Ultra SCSI). In addition to internal active termination the card also features flexible power utilization allowing it to draw only 77mA when in power saving mode. For external SCSI devices only.

Part Number and Description Price Add to Cart
PCM-SCSI-RUP Ratoc PC CardBus to Ultra SCSI Adapter For external SCSI devices only.
Ratoc informed us the main controller chip used to make their SCSI products has discontinued. We're sorry to announce this device is no longer available.
Requires 32 Bit PCMCIA PC CardBus Slot: [click for info]
Download correct drivers when Ratoc sends either the Lin, Win or Mac version of this device.
Optional Accessories
SCSI-RCL3005 High Density 50F to Centronics 50M adapter (Ultra to Fast SCSI I/II) $34.00 Buy Now
SCSI-RCL3068 High Density 50F to High Density 68M Adapter (Ultra to Ultra Wide/LVD SCSI) $34.00 Buy Now
SCSI-RCL3025 High Density 50F to D-Sub 25M Adapter (Ultra to Fast SCSI I/II Mac) $34.00 Buy Now

Features and Specifications

CE Mark

  • Low power consumption
  • Ultra SCSI rates up to 20MB/sec.
  • 32bit databus and 33MHz operation
  • PCMCIA Version 2.1/JEIDA 4.1 Compliant
  • Supports bus mastering data transfer
  • Advanced SCSI commands Scatter/Gather and Tag Queuing
  • CE Approved
Warranty Information
  • Ratoc 5 Year Limited Warranty
  • 20MB/s Ultra SCSI Burst Data Rate
  • 20MB/s Burst Data Rate for SCSI standards later than Ultra
  • 10MB/s Burst Data Rate for Fast SCSI
Bus Interface
  • CardBus PCMCIA PC Card
  • Ultra SCSI (Narrow)
SCSI Termpower
  • Internal Active Termpower provided
  • Does not supply Termpower to SCSI Bus
System Requirements
  • PowerBook G3/G4 with CardBus enabled PC Card slot
  • MacOS X: 10.1 or later (Some legacy versions of MacOS are supported)
  • See Ratoc's System Requirements list for all supported hardware and operating systems
Package Includes
  • Ultra SCSI CardBus PC Card
  • 2 foot High Density 50pin cable (HD50)
  • CD-ROM with Drivers and Configuration Software
  • Includes disk formatter and auto mounter utility, SCSI configuration utility, supports softRAID (softRAID, LLC.)
  • User guide document
Sample Device Support
  • SCSI hard disk drives, SCSI CD-ROM drives, SCSI MO drives, removable SCSI hard disk drives, SCSI Zip drives, SCSI Jaz drives, SCSI PD drives, SCSI MD drives, SCSI image scanners, SCSI film scanners, SCSI CD-Recordable drives
Physical Dimensions
  • PCMCIA Type II Enclosure: 85.6 x 54.0 x 5.0mm (LWH)
  • Weight: 25 grams
Electrical Characteristics
  • Operational Voltage: 3.3 Volts ± 5%
  • Standard mode (read/write): 300mA
  • 300mA maximum operating (typical)
  • 130mA idle (typical)
  • 77mA power save mode (typical)
  • Approvals: CE, VCCI, FCC
Operating Environment
  • Operating temperature: 0° C to 55° C
  • Relative Humidity: 20 to 80% non-condensing


W3 Document Using Ratoc Devices in The Windows Vista
Compatibility chart, driver data, and information for Ratoc products and the Windows Vista
PDF Document Ratoc OS X Driver Page
Drivers for OS X and notes regarding use.
PDF Document Ratoc SCSI Device Compatibility List

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