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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The Floptical Technology Association (Cupertino, California), founded by four mass storage suppliers--Insite Peripherals, Iomega Corp., Hitachi Maxell, and 3M--has been promoting this new floppy as the de facto technology standard for the high-capacity flexible disk drive market.
Most of the schools that participated in the pilot program--called the Pathways Project--received an IBM AT-compatible NCR PC8 configured with 640K RAM, a 1.2MB flexible disk drive and a 30MB fixed drive.
BSR X3.169, Flexible Disk Cartridges (FDCs)--Generic Track Format for Information Interchange (New Standard).

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