floppy disk


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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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A floppy disk is just a save button, and no one knows about CD or DVD drivers
Computer retail chain PC World is dropping floppy disks from sale due to plummeting demand.
The company said only 2% of the PCs and laptops it sells at present include a floppy disk drive and confirmed these will be phased out by this summer.
However, if you store this information on a disk, either a floppy disk or the hard drive, it will be permanently saved.
Computer technology can lend a hand in determining what information is pertinent, what software can meet your needs, and whether these programs are available only for the Windows operating system and come only on floppy disks.
Thermal bonded nonwovens used in floppy disk liners have a unit weight of 30-50 grams per square meter.
Many new computers ask you to supply 30 floppy disks and make your own backup of Windows 95 or order a set for about $50.
A program may run from a computer's hard drive (for internal presentations, for example) or from CDs or floppy disks (for widespread distribution).
under contract with Microsoft to provide disks for the retail packaged version of Windows 95, says there may be some shortage of floppy disks at retail.
Currently, drug stores account for only 3% to 5% of the company's floppy disk sales.
It supports a maximum of 1GB of industry-standard PC2700 SDRAM, up to 8GB of CompactFlash plus support for hard and floppy disk drives.