Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 4th May 2013 09:36 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "NeXT Computer (the original 68030 cube) was a high end workstation that was manufactured between 1988 - 1990. Back then it was a very expensive machine as a complete system would start at $6500 (in 1988 dollars). The machine is a 1 foot cube magnesium case that houses the computer. At the time, its performance was impressive, with a Motorola 68030 CPU running at a screaming 25Mhz, a dedicated floating point CPU, and a digital signal processor built into the system. NeXT cubes featured a magneto-optical drive that stored a whopping 256 Megabytes (by comparison, high end Mac systems at the time might have featured a 20 Megabyte hard drive.) In its day, this was the "Ferrari" of desktop systems!" No new information for the average OSNews reader, but lots of beautiful photos for a beautiful Saturday afternoon.
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Magneto optical
by Kochise on Sat 4th May 2013 11:27 UTC
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Ain't floptical drives (21 MB) in it ? I believed Fujitsu's MO drives (128 MB, 230 MB, 540 and 640 3"1/2 drives) to arrive later.

Anyway, almost the same techspec were used for the 1992 Atari Falcon030 (68030 @ 16 MHz on 16 bits bus, optional FPU but integrated DSP 56001 @ 32 MHz) but with little success due to even more little support.


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