Tried to use a NeXT 256MB MO disk in a Sony 5.2GB MO unit (SMO-F551). Drive sucked the cartridge in and spun a while, then repeated and audible spin cycle again and again. Drive never mounted nor stopped spinning until I ejected the disk by pressing the eject button on the unit.
PDF and online docs for the Sony drive claim backward compatibility but mention 600MB as the lowest capacity compatible.
Is that NeXT disk only a vestige of past era of true computing? All info of the original NeXT (Canon) drives seems to point out they didn't live long.
Did my testing on a O2 running iRix 6.5.22. Drive was recognized by the OS and assigned it's icon on the desktop labeled as "optical".
Sitting in a room.....thinkin' shit up.
400MHz R12k -
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