Students easily damage floppies
by leaving them in their cars overnight in their backpacks.
He said the decision was made because technologies such as USB flash memory offer much more storage capacity than floppies
and are more useful with today's mega-memory computers.
To carry away the same amount of files on floppies
, you would have to stuff your pockets with dozens of them (90 disks for the 128 MB DiskOn-Key).
Once the MBR or boot sector on a drive is infected, the virus infects the boot sector of floppies
accessed on that computer.
The Model 1100 Degaussing Wand erases disk drives, drum-type memories, multiple platter diskpacks, floppies
, and any flat surface magnetic memory.
Unlike Iomega Corp's Zip drive, the disk will be read and write-compatible with legacy 1.44Mb and 720Kb floppies
. It also promises to be much cheaper than Imation Corp's LS-120 "Superdisk," which is compatible with 1.44Mb drives, but uses expensive voice coil motor control and metal in gap MIG/optical heads.
If you back up to floppies
or other limited backup media, space will be your priority.
have a limited storage capacity and making backups becomes a juggling act where we insert one disk after another and send the appropriate files to each.