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NeXT Computer, Inc. => Black Hardware => Topic started by: woodengamer on August 22, 2018, 11:54:23 am

Title: Compatible external SCSI drives
Post by: woodengamer on August 22, 2018, 11:54:23 am
I am working on 2 mono slabs that I would like to finish restoring.   While I do not have a NeXT external CD-Rom,  I do have a few other external CD-ROMS in my Mac collection.   I do have the origional NeXTStep 3.0 media and CD-Rom boot floppy.    

I will try using a couple of them this weekend, but thought I would post the question quick before I continue.    I also have a color slab and a cube that are running (got them with OS installed),  so it isnt a huge rush to get these slabs running.
Title: Compatible external SCSI drives
Post by: wa2flq on August 22, 2018, 05:11:19 pm
Take a look through here for starters. https://www.levenez.com/NeXTSTEP/faq.html


My goto SCSI2 drive is a seagate ST15230N. Many of us also use the SCSI2SD adapter (v5) for SCSI instead of physical spinning rust.
Title: Compatible external SCSI drives
Post by: Scutboy on August 23, 2018, 01:31:05 pm
If you have NeXT machines running already, you can create "factory fresh" hard drives using BuildDisk. Hook one up externally and then use BuildDisk, then pop that external into the new machine.

Unless, of course, you really want to go through the whole CD based install :-)