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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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Low-cost components developed by Philips and Sony for compact disc recording have been paired with traditional magnetic floppy disk drive subassemblies.
Hard drives hold more information than a floppy disk drive. The bigger the hard drive, the more information that can be stored and the faster it can be processed.
The controller has a 33 MHz 80386-based CPU with a 3.5" 1.44 MByte floppy disk drive and a high resolution color monitor.
The package includes an auger-style chip conveyor, programmable coolant nozzle, 16mn program memory, Visual Quick Code programming, floppy disk drive, spindle orientation, 4th-axis drive, coordinate rotation/scaling, user-definable macros, remote jog handle, and high-speed machining software.
Data storage is provided by PCMCIA interface and a 1.4MB floppy disk drive. A 100MB zip drive is also provided on the Plus version.
Many students actually have a MIDI keyboard with a floppy disk drive at home.
Dubbed the 'SUV of Laptops', the FieldGo S1 from Broadbax Systems is a self-contained mobile computer that boasts a 2.8 GHz Intel processor (although other options are available), 2 GB of SDRam and three drive bays for either 7200 or 10,000 rpm hard discs, DVD or DVD-R/RW or CD-R/RW drives, a hard-to-believe-they're-still-around floppy disk drive and two full-length expansion slots for user-specific requirements.
Last week, Dell announced there's no longer a role to play for the humble 3.5' floppy disk drive in its high-end PCs.
After the transfer is complete it may be worth attempting to select a saved website from the floppy disk drive, just to make doubly sure that the save was successful.
It features a 1.67 GHz AMD Athlon processor, 256M of RAM, a massive 80GB hard drive, a CD-RW, DVD drive, and a floppy disk drive. The PC ships with Windows HP Home Edition and is equipped to handle heavy office productivity or multimedia tasks (www.emachines.com; $649.99).
The CY4616 is a small mobile storage device that can be used to replace a floppy disk drive for portable storage.