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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 sound of a computer's floppy disk drive will be as closely associated with 20th century computing as the sound of a computer dialling in to the internet," he said.
The company said only 2% of the PCs and laptops it sells at present include a floppy disk drive and confirmed these will be phased out by this summer.
Dell Computer recently announced it would stop making floppy disk drives standard equipment on its higher-end desktop personal computers.
Winstation Systems Corporation, today announced OEM availability of the Winstation "HYDRA" SCSI Floppy Disk Drive.
By embodying the same basic technology and housing of a standard floppy disk drive and media, the Monster Floppy is able to capture the floppy's low-cost, portability and compatibility benefits.
The Versa FX incorporates Intel's Pentium III 400MHz processor and includes external CD-ROM and floppy disk drives.
Mitsumi focuses on providing high-quality, affordable peripherals and devices, including CD-ROM drives, CD-RW kits, floppy disk drives, keyboards and mice, all in standard or USB versions.
CPDC officials wanted residents' computers to have internal floppy disk drives for convenient, portable local storage and the option of adding a local printer.
is a subsidiary of MEI, and is one of the world's largest manufacturers of optical (DVD/CD-ROM) disk drives, hard disk drives, and high-capacity floppy disk drives.