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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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This software packet comes with an instructor CD-ROM, two student CD-ROMs, two student game diskettes and a brief instruction manual.
The diskettes will travel one route and the computers another.
Please label the diskette with your name, article title, and the word processing program (including version number) used to create the file.
4 mm in height, the Winstation drive uses familiar ZIP 100 mb and 250 mb Iomega diskettes while incorporating the SCSI interface for use in a multitude of industry applications that require the advanced technology.
The third step of the deployment process requires that DOS boot diskettes be created for the target PCs.
According to the company, receiving the data via a Web-based implementation of ftp will offer substantially faster delivery, especially in some geographic regions, and will eliminate diskette delivery problems associated with traditional postal delivery.
In Quill, the Court noted that "although title to a few floppy diskettes present in a [s]tate might constitute some minimal nexus," the Court would reject any "slightest presence" standard of constitutional nexus.
He says several primary and auxiliary machinery OEMs will soon offer equipment specifications and maintenance recommendations on diskettes compatible with The Maintenance Professional.
Most of the programs come with an emergency access diskette unique to the computer on which the program is loaded; the diskette is programmed to recognize the computer when the hard disk loads the original security program.
The cost of this service is less than that of conventional disposal methods and offers software firms the ability to buy back computer diskettes with a higher quality than those from conventional diskette manufacturers and at a lower cost.
3 Monthly Advance National Income and Product Accounts Tables (EBB, diskette, or printout).
Always write-protect any floppy diskette prior to inserting it into your computer unless you expect to write to that diskette.