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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 result of this insanity is a floppy drive that can read a 128GB disk.
Apple Computer stopped putting floppy drives in Macintosh computers several years ago, but other leading firms including Hewlett-Packard still offer them.
You insert it right into the USB port and your computer reads it just like it would read a floppy drive.
44MB floppy drive and supports up to 128MB of RAM and up to a 6GB Hard Drive.
Besides, this floppy drive is fully consistent with Jobs's total Macintosh vision.
1-inch TFT XGA display and a 6x DVD multimedia drive that you won't have to swap with the floppy drive.
These include CD-ROM drives, CD-Recorders, DVD-ROM and DVD-RAM drives, LS-120 floppy drives and, of course, hard drives.
However, this means that you'll have to transfer everything from your old case to the new one, including hard drive, CD-ROM drive, floppy drive, etc.
You may have to give up your floppy drive and sacrifice a little speed for longer battery life, but it's worth it if mobility is key.