floppy disk


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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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25-inch floppy disks of the COMDEX/Spring and WINDOWS WORLD `93 official program and exhibits guide duplicated by Kao and distributed with the printed show directory.
The CD release is made possible through a process which involved transferring musical information encoded on the original paper rolls to a floppy disk, then playing the disk back on the Disklavier and so that the performance could be captured on compact disc.
The fast-moving world of technology has made floppy disks virtually redundant just 36 years after they were invented, the chain said.
Apple was the first to remove floppy disk drives from its computers when the iMac was introduced in 1998, with Dell removing them from its higher spec computers in 2003.
is entering a market crowded with inventors and businesses seeking to create the next major "form factor" - the medium, like the floppy disk and DVD, that becomes used widely for data storage.
Because it is larger, it holds much more information than a floppy disk.
5" floppy disk drive of a desktop or notebook computer, thereby quickly transferring images without the use of a PCMCIA slot or monopolizing a serial port.
It can store a great deal more information than a floppy disk.
Thermal bonded nonwovens used in floppy disk liners have a unit weight of 30-50 grams per square meter.
Many new computers ask you to supply 30 floppy disks and make your own backup of Windows 95 or order a set for about $50.
A program may run from a computer's hard drive (for internal presentations, for example) or from CDs or floppy disks (for widespread distribution).
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.