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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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While one of the floppy disks found by the astronaut contained Norton Utilities, the others bore NASA logos and had titles like, "Crew Personal Support Data Disk".
According to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the Pentagon's command and control system runs on an IBM Series/1 Computer, which first debuted in 1976, and 8-inch floppy disks - magnetic storage devices that were in use in the 1970s.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Ages ago you could double the capacity of a 5.25″ floppy disk in just a few seconds, and the only tool you needed was a hole punch.
It does not involve any movements; the floppy disks or the CDs and DVDs involve movements which require a drive to make it go in circles.
For example, there was an old floppy disk in it and the younger children hadn't a clue what that was.
Attaching a customisable 'mini-jukebox' to a staff member's standard workstation allows the accurate duplication of content from USB thumb drives or memory cards, 3 1/2 inch floppy disks, CDs, and DVDs.
"The violations include 2,115 pirated floppy disks and several people who violated the building organisation law were arrested," said Mr Buali.
The fast-moving world of technology has made floppy disks virtually redundant just 36 years after they were invented, the chain said.
Computing.co.uk said the end of floppy disks could cause problems for those with data stored on them, but claimed some shops will enable data to be transferred to a new storage format.
It is no surprise, then, that sales of floppy disks in food, drug and discount stores (excluding Wal-Mart Stores Inc.) plunged 42% to $3.7 million during the 52 weeks ended December 3, according to Information Resources Inc.
The use of FTP eliminates the need to use unreliable floppy disks, a fact that cannot be overemphasized.
He was arrested and his computer, CDs, CD-roms and floppy disks were seized.