Today my scanner arrived, a Packard Bell Diamond 1200 Plus, bought for £7.50 on eBay – bargain! Unfortunately, despite much searching on the web, I was unable to find a Mac driver for it, which means I can only use it with my PC. Grr. Not a huge problem though, after all I do have a PC that doesn’t do anything most of the time, just a little frustrating that it’ll require a few extra steps to scan something – booting up my PC, scanning, then copying across to my Mac for editing and stuff.
The Diamond 1200 Plus turns out to be a rebranded Mustek BearPaw 1200CU Plus, but there don’t seem to be any Mac OS X drivers for that either. So, a word of advice when buying second-hand peripherals for use with a Mac – check beforehand that the drivers exist!