[rescue] NeXT cubes

James Rice jrice54 at charter.net
Tue Jun 24 15:41:50 CDT 2003

I actually have three drives in both of my cubes.  One has a floppy, 
hard drive and optical drive; the other has a floppy and two hard drives 
with enough room for a third if I felt like poking holes in the tower 
structure for mounting points.   I have a set of prints for the slab and 
there was no Nextbus in it.  Thew Nextbus on a cube isn't functional 
unless you have a NBIC chip to plug into your cpu card.  Spare NBIC's 
are getting very rare these days.

As for third party Nextbus cards, a year ago there were several floating 
around ebay.  I wish I had paid more attention.


>Yes, but if I recall correctly, you could put at least 2 drives in the
>Next cube.  One, of course, would be the harddrive, and you had several
>options of what I understood to be normal drives (as opposed to Apple's
>Cube that would only fit their custom made drives) to choose from.
>Also, while almost nobody used Nextbus, other than to add the ND, at
>least the option was there, and I believe that it was supposed to be
>an easy bus to develop boards for.  Did that slabs use the Nextbus?
>That might have had a lot to do with why it didn't take off, since the
>cubes were pretty low volume.

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