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supernova777

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Nubus technology - where did it all end up?
« on: August 20, 2015, 03:57:15 AM »


RIP Nubus - 1987-1995
im guessing most of it ended up in the trash heap..
all the old pro tools cards that were nubus.. u would expect to be able to find them dirt cheap
but they are like rare to even see for sale..





i guess theres not a big market for them
ive been trying to find a list of all the macs that have nubus slots
and i dont think such a list exists

http://www.everymac.com/upgrade_cards/by_system/powermac_nubus.html
i noticed that the nubus processor card upgrades were specified compatible with
powermac 6100, 7100, + 8100 machines only
so im guessing these were the last machines to support both power pc cpu + nubus expansion slot technology

using some google-fu i searched "Everymac.com" for the text "3 nubus, 4 nubus, 5 nubus, 6 nubus etc to reveal the spec pages for the macs that supported nubus technology + ive made this list. not sure if its complete but it seems to be the only list i can find of macs that support nubus!

Macs with 6 Nubus Slots:
http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/mac_ii/specs/mac_ii.html (1987-1990)
http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/mac_ii/specs/mac_iix.html (1988-1990)
http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/mac_ii/specs/mac_iifx.html (1990-1992)

Macs with 5 Nubus Slots:
http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/mac_quadra/specs/mac_quadra_950.html (1992)
http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/mac_quadra/specs/mac_quadra_900.html (1991)
http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/mac_wgs/specs/mac_wgs_95.html (1993)

Macs with 4 Nubus Slots:
http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/mac_wgs/specs/mac_wgs_9150_80.html (1994)
http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/mac_wgs/specs/mac_wgs_9150_120.html (1995)

Macs with 3 Nubus Slots:
http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/mac_ii/specs/mac_iicx.html (1989)
http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/mac_ii/specs/mac_iivi.html (1992)
http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/mac_ii/specs/mac_iivx.html (1992)
http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/mac_ii/specs/mac_iici.html (1989)

http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/mac_quadra/specs/mac_quadra_840av.html (1993)
http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/mac_quadra/specs/mac_quadra_800.html (1993)
http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/mac_quadra/specs/mac_quadra_650.html (1993)

http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/mac_centris/specs/mac_centris_650.html (1993)
http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/mac_performa/specs/mac_performa_600.html (1992)

http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/mac_wgs/specs/mac_wgs_8150_110.html (1995)
http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/mac_wgs/specs/mac_wgs_8150_80.html (1994)
http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/mac_wgs/specs/mac_wgs_80.html (1993)

http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/powermac/specs/powermac_8115_110.html (1994)
http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/powermac/specs/powermac_8100_110.html (1994)
http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/powermac/specs/powermac_8100_110av.html (1994)
http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/powermac/specs/powermac_8100_100.html (1995)
http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/powermac/specs/powermac_8100_80av.html (1994)
http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/powermac/specs/powermac_7100_80.html (1995)
http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/powermac/specs/powermac_7100_80av.html (1995)
http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/powermac/specs/powermac_7100_66.html (1994)

Macs with 2 Nubus Slots:
http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/mac_quadra/specs/mac_quadra_700.html (1991)

i guess the pro tools users would have wanted to max their available nubus slots.. and gone with the IIFX (6), or the quadra 900/950 (5) for the early 90s pro tools nubus systems

i see the quadra & centris series machines could be bumped up to 100mhz systems
with an upgrade from sonnet http://www.everymac.com/upgrade_cards/sonnettech/presto/presto_ppc.html


« Last Edit: November 09, 2015, 09:27:51 AM by superNova777 »


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Re: Nubus technology - where did it all end up?
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2015, 12:09:45 PM »

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Re: Nubus technology - where did it all end up?
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2015, 03:52:42 AM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6INSpivEwT4" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6INSpivEwT4</a>
tour of the macintosh II

i dont know much of this mac.. so here are my thoughts/questions:
question for the pro tools heads..
6 nubus slots in this mac.
was there a limit as to how many pro tools cards could be installed?
was one of the card slots needed to be used for a nubus video card? or was video integrated pre-existing?
were u able to use 6 pro tools cards in this mac for a total of 6 x 4 = 24 tracks?
was this machine strong enough to use the samplecell II?
could u mix + match audioMedia II cards + pro tools cards?

this thread is fast becoming about pro tools.. but.. it is a DAW related forum;)
inspired by my other post here: http://macos9lives.com/smforum/index.php?topic=2735.0
« Last Edit: September 04, 2015, 10:53:06 AM by superNova777 »

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Re: Nubus technology - where did it all end up?
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2015, 06:53:58 AM »
Don't have any answers for you but who is this 'superNova' guy and what did you do with Chris??!! ;D ;D

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Re: Nubus technology - where did it all end up?
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2015, 10:25:43 PM »
amazing noone has any comments on this.......
the topic i proposed was.. where did all the nubus cards + nubus capable macs go?
why are none of them for sale? have they all been thrown in the trash bin??
why is it so hard to find nubus protools rig?

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Re: Nubus technology - where did it all end up?
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2015, 06:16:22 AM »
why are none of them for sale? have they all been thrown in the trash bin??

The NuBus PPSc were really bad, I have trashed a few ones  :P . And the Nubus 68k were scarce because they were really expensive. :'(

Macintosh IIsi 9/120 => 2444 US $
Macintosh IIci 8/120 => 3077 US $
Quadra 700 4/120  => 4177 US $
Quadra 950 8/240  => 5977 US $

plus 13" AppleColor Display => 650 US $

1992 US $ !
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Re: Nubus technology - where did it all end up?
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2015, 06:20:20 AM »
still. some of the g4 macs were 3000$ and u can still find them for sale on classified ads + garage sales.. but nubus macs are like impossible to find. its easier to find mac classics !

im just surprised i would have thought i could find one at least by now

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Re: Nubus technology - where did it all end up?
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2015, 06:52:43 AM »
Around year 1990 Macs were not so widespread as in year 2000. Most of the few that understand the utility of such machines in this moments, usually buy *cheaper* PCs ...
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