Important note regarding orders
We’re taking some time off in the coming week.
Orders placed after May 2nd will be fulfilled starting the week of May 17th, in the order they will be received. Thank you for your patience!
What is BlueSCSI?
BlueSCSI uses a Blue Pill (STM32) to appears as one or several SCSI hard drives to your vintage computer. You can use it to replace existing (and probably dying) SCSI drives, or as additional drives in your machine.
It stores its data on a microSD card readable by any Mac, Windows or Linux machine. This makes exchanging data with the modern world a breeze. Up to 7 drives can be set up on one microSD card.
There are 2 models of BlueSCSI:
An internal BlueSCSI that connects to the existing 50-pin SCSI cable inside your machine.
An external BlueSCSI that connects to the SCSI port on the back of your machine.
|Storage||microSD card (not provided)||microSD card (not provided)|
|SCSI Termination||Enabled and disabled via jumpers on the board||Always active|
|Power*||Provided by the SCSI cable||Provided by the SCSI port|
|LED||Activity and Power LEDs can be connected||None|
*If the machine doesn’t supply Termination Power (Mac Plus or Mac IIsi for example), the USB port on BlueSCSI can be used to provide an external power source. In addition, the Desktop version features a Berg connector that can be used for that purpose. See this page for compatibility information.
All the technical details are available on the official page for the project on GitHub.
We offer three versions of each model:
Set up your microSD card (not provided), connect your BlueSCSI to your computer and you’re done.
63 € — 4 available
65 € — 2 available
Kit with Soldered microSD Card Slot
Everything you need to assemble your own, without the hassle of dealing with the slightly tricky mounting of the microSD Card slot. All soldering is done through-hole, so this is a great one to get if you have a little bit of soldering practice and want a fun and easy project to work on. The Desktop version comes with two 330 Ω resistors that protect the external LEDs. For a brighter light, you may use 220 Ω resistors instead but, considering the age of the LEDs you will probably be powering, we don’t recommend it.
43 € — 4 available
45 € — 4 available
Kit with Unsoldered microSD Card Slot
As above, but you’ll have to solder the microSD Card slot yourself.
35 € — 8 available
37 € — 4 available
Where can I learn more about BlueSCSI?
The official project page on GitHub has all the information you need on BlueSCSI.
Which firmware version of BlueSCSI do you install?
We always ship the latest version of the firmware. Currently, it’s version 20220411, with the USB bootloader. This means that you will be able to upgrade your BlueSCSI yourself in the future, using a USB cable and the instructions found here.
Does BlueSCSI work on my machine?
We successfully tested BlueSCSI on these machines:
- Macintosh Plus (with additional power)
- Macintosh SE/30
- Macintosh LC
- Macintosh LC III
- Macintosh LC 475
- Macintosh IIcx
- Macintosh IIci
- Macintosh Colour Classic
- Mystic Macintosh Colour Classic
- Macintosh Quadra 660av
- Power Macintosh 7100
- Power Macintosh 8500
Many more machines are supported, including some samplers and Amiga. The full list can be found right here.
Where do you ship to?
We ship from Belgium to all continental European countries, and all countries of the European Union, at no additional cost, via regular mail. So far, we have users in the following places:
🇦🇹 Austria, 🇧🇪 Belgium, 🇧🇬 Bulgaria, 🇨🇿 Czech Republic, 🇩🇰 Denmark, 🇪🇪 Estonia, 🇫🇮 Finland, 🇫🇷 France, 🇩🇪 Germany, 🇬🇷 Greece, 🇭🇺 Hungary, 🇮🇪 Ireland, 🇮🇹 Italy, 🇱🇺 Luxembourg, 🇳🇱 the Netherlands, 🇳🇴 Norway, 🇵🇱 Poland, 🇵🇹 Portugal, 🇸🇰 Slovakia, 🇸🇮 Slovenia, 🇪🇸 Spain, 🇸🇪 Sweden and 🇨🇭 Switzerland.
We also ship to the following countries (you could be the first customer there!):
🇦🇱 Albania, 🇦🇩 Andorra, 🇧🇾 Belarus, 🇧🇾 Bosnia and Herzegovina, 🇨🇾 Cyprus, 🇭🇷 Croatia, 🇬🇪 Georgia, 🇬🇱 Groenland, 🇮🇸 Iceland, 🇱🇻 Latvia, 🇱🇮 Liechtenstein, 🇲🇩 Moldavia, 🇲🇨 Monaco, 🇲🇪 Montenegro, 🇷🇴 Romania, 🇷🇸 Serbia, 🇹🇷 Turkey, 🇺🇦 Ukraine and 🇻🇦 the Vatican.
If your country is not in these lists, take a look at the other BlueSCSI sellers. Chances are that someone will be able to help you.
How long does it take, and what do I get?
We ship generally within a week of your order, sometimes less. In most cases, it takes from 3 to 5 business days to arrive. The padded envelope contains your order and instructions.
What’s your return policy?
Every fully assembled BlueSCSI is tested on actual hardware (a Macintosh IIci) before shipment. It must be able to boot the machine fully and perform sustained read and write tests. In the unlikely event your fully assembled BlueSCSI is not functional upon arrival, you have a 14 days window to return it and we’ll refund you.
We do not offer returns on the kits. But if you need help or pointers, get in touch.
How can I get in touch with you?
I’ve seen people sell BlueSCSI online but they’re not listed on the official sellers page. Can I trust them?
However, BlueSCSI is an open source and open hardware community project. By selling BlueSCSI without permission, these resellers go against the terms of the license. They choose to profit from the work and the active collaboration of the community, without contributing themselves.
The official sellers are all active members of the community and, by supporting them, you support the project as a whole.
What’s this “Disk Jockey” thing I’ve heard about?
Disk Jockey is a macOS application I wrote in my spare time to help you create blank disk images for your BlueSCSI (or any other device or emulator that works with disk images). It has its own page explaining it all.