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floppy disk

a data storage device in which data is stored on a vinyl disk which is inserted in a COMPUTER'S disk drive to enable the computer to ‘read’ the information contained on it or to ‘write’ information onto it.
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The only way to save monster files onto a floppy diskette using standard DOS commands is to use BACKUP.
In recent market research conducted on our behalf, we have identified an apparently unmet consumer need for small, easy to use, rewritable media with storage density higher than floppy diskettes, but lower than that of personal USB flash drives typically used today," said Noam Kedem, vice president of marketing for msystems.
Never boot your computer from a floppy diskette unless it is your system's write-protected system diskette.
An estimated ten billion floppy diskettes have been produced since 1970, and to my knowledge none were made biodegradable, so what are we going to do with them all now?
During a search at his home in Elmswood Grove, Huyton, on March 27, three personal computers were seized, including one belonging to Triggle, plus zip disks, floppy diskettes and CD roms.
This virus type was the most prevalent until the mid-1990s, spreading primarily in the 16-bit DOS world via floppy diskettes.
This versatile PCMCIA/SCSI connection CD-RW drive can share and store up to 650MB of data, photos, music and more on each CD -- the equivalent of 450 floppy diskettes.
Ideal for low- and high-volume replication and disc-on-demand applications, Kodak Digital Science CD-R media can store up to 650 MB in Mode 1, the equivalent of 450 floppy diskettes or 240,000 8.