Teaos wrote:Why would you need 10,000 drones on a ship? We've seen them run with far less, having 10,000 drones on a single cube would seem rather wasteful.
A cube is 27 cubic kilometers (just over 3 km on a side). 10,000 drones means one per 2.7 million cubic meters, or a cube with sides over 1 football field long.
Here are some other numbers for comparison:
ISS: ~60 cubic meters per person
theoretical rocket: 20 cubic meters per personRocketpunk-manifesto
Nimitz: ~60 cubic meters per person(look for Nimitz)
Ticonderoga cruiser: 75 m^3 per person
Arleigh Burke DD: ~95 m^3 per person
Nimitz CFV: ~87 m^3 per personNavy ships
(lots of useful reading)Atomic Rockets
So I'd say that Borg vessels could easily fit in 27 million drones, or 1 drone per 1000 cubic meters.