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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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These USB drives allow you to store your data just as it used to be with floppy disks and later CDs and DVDs and can be as mobile as you.
Floppy disks bit the dust in the late 1990s (although floppy disk drives remained) and it wasn't that long before handbags and briefcases rattled with the all new USB "stick".
The fast-moving world of technology has made floppy disks virtually redundant just 36 years after they were invented, the chain said.
uk said the end of floppy disks could cause problems for those with data stored on them, but claimed some shops will enable data to be transferred to a new storage format.
Developed to simplify access to mass storage devices, the patented PFS technology is particularly suitable for drive-letter addressable removable media devices such as tapes, removable hard disks, floppy disks, and CD-R devices.
A floppy disk, usually just called a disk, is a thin plate of flexible (floppy) plastic that is coated with a layer of magnetic material.
The hard disk acts as a giant floppy disk, storing hundreds of times more information than a floppy, yet serves the same basic purpose as floppy disks, with three key differences:
A final concern is that since the production of floppy disks has begun to decrease, demand for nonwoven liners is also decreasing.
The program is supposed to copy important system configuration files from Windows 95 to a floppy disk or elsewhere and restore some settings in some cases, but Microsoft's Web site admits that it does not always work correctly.
However, there is a partial software solution that lets you find and handle files much as you would floppy disks.
Before working with CD-ROM, look into whether it makes more sense to distribute on a floppy disk, on a series of floppy disks, on a Syquest or magneto-optical cartridge, or via modem over an online service.
under contract with Microsoft to provide disks for the retail packaged version of Windows 95, says there may be some shortage of floppy disks at retail.