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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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Instead, they relied on floppy disks - ancient relics that held an increasingly pitiful amount of data as time wore on, yet, like bedbugs, proved nearly impossible to kill.
This was an interesting experience, and a quick way to learn that you cannot damage even one floppy disk, or you would not be able to put together the file
The fast-moving world of technology has made floppy disks virtually redundant just 36 years after they were invented, the chain said.
Computer retailer PC World has revealed that it will no longer sell floppy disk storage devices once its current stock is sold.
The Floppy Sleep Game Book: A Proven Four-Week Plan To Get Your Child To Sleep by Patti Teel is an innovative and in-depth instructional guideline for a guaranteed and proven bedtime routine for parents to soothe their children into a deep and healthy sleep.
Decide which files you want to back up often, such as key financial and customer documents, and choose a device where you want to send them, such as the drive letter "a:" for a floppy drive, or to a drive letter and directory path such as "d:\mybackups" for a backup directory you created on your second hard drive.
How come you cannot download even one's own software--say, from a floppy disk--without turning off the anti-virus program?
Floppy disk drives have been the most widely used method of transferring data between computers since the dawn of the computer age, but they soon may go the way of the dinosaur.
SAY farewell to the floppy disk - it will soon to be history.
The only storage devices suitable for file-sharing were on the server: a floppy drive and a CD-ROM reader.
MANY people still find floppy disks useful for sharing files and small images.
Marked polypoid changes in the anterior end of the middle turbinate and floppy mobile polyps arising from the anterior end of the middle turbinate can obstruct the middle meatus and cause maxillary, ethmoid, or frontal sinusitis.