It's been awhile (hi, new stuff, help, apologies, etc...)

From: r. 'bear' stricklin <>
Date: Wed Jul 19 13:33:52 2000

On Wed, 19 Jul 2000, Shawn T. Rutledge wrote:

> > I thought that the Next used a 2.8M (4M unformatted) Barium Ferrite disk.
> > The Floptical is 20M by adding optical alignment to Barium Ferrite disks.
> > You COULD use the expensive 20M flopticals in a 2.8M drive and just ignore
> > the extra optical stuff.
> No it's a big CD-sized disc in a cartridge and I think it held something
> like 300 megs if memory serves.

The NeXT optical disk stored 256 MB on a single-sided cartridge.
Third-party manufacturers offered media which could be written to on
either side for a total of 512 MB per cartridge, but you had to flip the
disk over yourself. This was supported on 25 MHz ('030 or '040) cube
systems only.

The '040 machines (all) supported the use of an ED (2880 KB) 3.5" floppy
disk drive, as well. It shipped standard on all NeXTstations, and quite
possibly on all new (not upgraded) '040 cubes as well.

Received on Wed Jul 19 2000 - 13:33:52 BST

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