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FireWire(IEEE1394) to Ultra SCSI Converter
FR1SX

FR1SX turns your SCSI device into a FireWire(IEEE1394) device.
The SCSI device works as a FireWire(IEEE1394) device seamlessly.
Compatible with:

Tape drives, Scanners, Film scanners, MO drives,
ORB, Jaz, SCSI HD, Removable HD,
CD-ROM drives, CD-Burners, DVD-ROM drives, DVD-burners,
Supports FireWire(IEEE1394) daisy chain. (Does not support SCSI daisy chain.)
*FR1SX is compatbile with Winddow 7, but the configuration utility software does not support Windows 7. (Click here for more information)

Features | System Requirements | Device Requirement | Bench Mark Specitications | Options

Features

Turn your SCSI device into a FireWire(IEEE1394) device.
- Quick and easy Plug-and-play installation.
Attach the FR1SX to SCSI device, then connect the FR1SX to your Mac or Windows PC with FireWire(IEEE1394) Cable.

Enables you to handle a SCSI device as a FireWire(IEEE1394) device.
- Two FireWire(IEEE1394) 400Mbps ports(6-pin) are available.
- Supports FireWire(IEEE1394) Daisy Chain. (Does not support SCSI daisy Chain.)
- IEEE1394a fully compliant PHY-Link is included.
- Supports SBP2 ORB/CDB command set.
- Works as a FireWire(IEEE1394) repeater stand alone. (Requires AC Power adapter.)
- Works as a SCSI initiator.



  • Supports high-speed, high-performance Ultra SCSI.
    • Supports up to 20MB/sec data transfer.
    • Supports Synchronous transfer.
    • Supports Disconnection/Reconnection.
    • Compatible with various SCSI devices.
      Hard Drive, CD-ROM/CD-Burner drives, DVD/DVD-Burner drives, MO drives, Removable drives, Scanners, Film Scanners, Tape drives. (Refer the Compatible device lists for Windows and for Mac.)
    • Supports FireWire boot up from SCSI HD with FR1SX. (Mac OS only)
    • Supports legacy SCSI devices.
      *Some legacy device may require unique SCSI bus parameter, in the case, refer the "FR1SX Configuration Utility" just below.

  • Driver installation free
    • You don't need to install the specific driver for FR1SX. FR1SX is fully compatible with Mac OS 9.x, Mac OS X 10.x Apple FireWire Standard drivers and SBP2 drivers. The SCSI device will be shown up at the System Profiler by just hooking up to FireWire port.


  • Utilities available
    • [FR1SX Configuration Utility]
        *If you want to use legacy SCSI device such as scanners, you need to change FR1SX configuration setting to adjust SCSI bus parameter by this Configuration Utility.
      Configuration Utility for Windows Windows Configuration Utility for Mac OS 9
      MacOS 9
      Configuration Utility for Mac OS 10
      Mac OS 10

    • [FR1SX Format Utility for Windows]
        *Enables you to format the SCSI storage media through FR1SX on Windows OS.
      Format Utility for Windows 98/Me
      Win 98/Me
      Format Utility for Windows 2000/XP
      Win 2000/XP/Vista


System Requirements

<Mac>

Machintosh
FireWire(IEEE1394) enabled PowerMac, PowerBook, iMac, iBook, and Mac mini.

OS
MacOS X 10.1.x, 10.2.x ,10.3.x, 10.4.x and 10.5.
MacOS 9/9.1 or later.

<Note for Mac OS 9 users>
*You need to install FR1SX SIM driver to use Applications based on SIM-API(SCSI Interface Module Application Interface on Mac OS 9.x). You can download it from our web page, after user registration.

*Why do you need FR1SX SIM driver?
*How it works?
Mac OS 9 recognizes a SCSI device as a FireWire device, through FR1SX. But, if you want to use SIM-API based application, you need to make your device be mounted as a SCSI device. The FR1SX converts FireWire IO request to SCSI IO request and provide SIM-API to the application. The SCSI port is shown up at 'System Profiler' and the attached device is mounted as a SCSI device through FR1SX (See the left image).

*FR1SX SIM driver only works on Mac OS 9.x. If you are using Mac OS X, you don't need SIM driver, and you can use Mac OS X applications listed below.


Certified Applications
- Vuescan 7 or later for Scanners and Film Scanners.
- Roxio Toast 5 or later for DVD and CD Burner.
- DANTZ Retrospect 5 or later for backup devices.


<Windows>

PC
IEEE1394 or i.Link enabled Windows PC.

Windows OS
Windows Vista/XP/2000/Me.
*Regarding Vista software, refer to Software Download Page.
Windows 98SE (Windows update required).

Certified Applications
- TWAIN compatible application software for Scanners.
- Roxio Easy CD Creator 5 or later for DVD and CD Burner.
- DANTZ Retrospect desktop 5.6 (Win) for backup utilities.


Device Requirement

SCSI devices required:
  • High-density 50P female SCSI-2 connector.
    *For the SCSI-1 device with Centronics 50F connector, High-Density 50F to Centronics 50M adapter is available at RATOC Web Mall.
  • Single-End interface.
  • Term-Power output capability.
    *If the device does not support term power output, use Optional AC Adapter. Or you may use popular DC5V switching regulator type AC adapter. Please refer the Specification table below; for more detailed information about plug (power tip) and amperage.


Compatible with:
    SCSI HD, Removable HD, IOMega Jaz, ORB, MO drives, CD-ROM drives, CD-Burners, DVD-ROM drives, DVD-burners, scanners, film scanners, Tape drives.
    Please refer the Compatible device lists for Windows and for Mac.

FR1SX DOES NOT support:
    - SCSI Daisy Chain.
    - Multiple LUN.
    - CD-ROM changers.


Bench Mark Testing Report

Machine : PowerBook2000
HDD : Seagate ST39103LW



Specifications

Bus interface UltraSCSI / FireWire(IEEE1394)
Data transfer rate [SCSI]
20MB/sec with Ultra SCSI devices (Synchronous)
10MB/sec with FAST SCSI devices (Synchronous)
6MB/sec (Asynchronous)
[FireWire(IEEE1394)]
100, 200 and 400 Mbps (IEEE1394)
Connector Type [SCSI]
Hi-Density 50 pin Male SCSI-II connector
[USB]
USB TypeA Plug with 1 meter (39') USB 2.0 certified cable.
Package includes

- FR1SX Firewire to UltraSCSI converter
- FR1SX software CD-ROM
- FR1SX software CD-ROM for Windows Vista
*If the package doesn't include Vista Software CD-ROM, refer to Software Download Page.
 [MacOS software]
  - SCSI Configuration Utility
 [Windows software]
  - Format Utility
  - SCSI Configuration Utility
- User's Guide

FR-AC05 is included in this package

Physical characteristics 58mm(W) x 66mm(D) x 22mm(H)<br>
70g (without cable)
Operating requirements
  • DC +4.25V to 5.25V
    (SCSI Termination Power Voltage requirement)
  • 300mA typical
Temperature from 0°C to 55°C
Relative humidity: 20-80% (Non-condensing)
Electromagnetic Emissions Standards CE Mark, VCCI/FCC Part 15, Class B
Options
Warranty 1 year


Optional Items

AC Adapter for FR1SX Item# FR-AC05
For CBU2, if USB devices need more than 300 mA from USB cable, this adapter is needed.
Both FR1SX and U2SCX work with term power from the SCSI device. If the SCSI device doesn't supply term power to SCSI bus, you need this optional AC adapter.
>>Specification
 
FR-AC05 is included in this package
High-Density 50F to Centronics 50M Adapter Item# RCL-3005
<< Click here to enlarge the picture of Centronics 50 pin male connector(upper) and High Density 50 pin female connector(lower)
 
High Density 50 Female to High Density 68 male Adapter Item# RCL-3068
<< Click here to enlarge the picture of High Density 68 pin male connector(upper) and High Density 50 pin female connector(lower)
SCSI HD50 Female to HD68 Male Adapter
 
High Density 50 Female to D-Sub 25 male Adapter Item# RCL-3025
<< Click here to enlarge the picture of D-Sub 25 pin male connector(upper) and High Density 50 pin female connector(lower)
 


Trademarks
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