Have an old SCSI Mac, an RPi, a soldering gun, and like to tinker? This kit is awesome! As exciting as it is, take the time to slow down and solder everything correctly. After assembly, a little RPi0w or RPi02 and a flashed uSD card with the basics will get you going. The dev community around the PiSCSI on discord is so amazing and helpful, with new tinkerers adding features over the years. Originally just to make all that cheap expansive uSD storage accessible, devs have added optical drive emulation, networking, and even video out! It's just amazing what this little kit can learn to do!
It s nice device but different outcomes even after stepping through with Youtube videos and WiKi instructions...maybe my pi zero isn't stock; not casting blame as I still haven't gone on discord and clearly others haven't had the same issues
For the price, can't go wrong. RaSCSI is versatile. Mine works with a Pi Zero (headless for a better performance). My use is with a hardware sampler EMU E4 , and it's fantastic to have all the possibilities with the web interface. The Discord server for support is helpful. Shipping with USPS First-Class International service was OK for me.
Easily solderable; well-documented. Minus one star for design - it’s designed for the Raspi, but interferes with the USB headers by ~1mm and stresses the board. Other than that it’s an innovative solution to a common problem — well, relatively speaking as a retro-computing person. Also, the kit made me think: I’m spoiled by modern ICs and their fancy serial connections. Soldering 3x 50-pin connectors is no joke! Definitely got my lead quota for 2021.
So I don't really have anything to say about the RaSCSI. You plug it in, install the software and GO!!!!!!! It's fast and recently SCSI ethernet was added (for testing ;))! Shipping was, eh at best. It wasn't the seller's fault (Tony) but the USPS First-Class International service. Just wanted to note that. Documentation was good, but it could be improved by adding more wiki pages. The Discord server for communication is friendly and helpful. If you are thinking about buying it, GO FOR IT!!!!! (I'm in Poland)
Response from LandoGriffin | Jan. 27, 2021
Thank you for the feedback! USPS seems to be having a lot of issues with first class international service. They (temporarily?) even removed it from their online tool. Last night I removed it as a shipping option, since it seems to cause nothing but trouble.