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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On the contrary, the desktop user, when he or she backs up at all, backs up to the network server, a high-capacity floppy drive, or a technology, like CD-RW.
Disk drives from 61 manufacturers are covered in the report, including CD-ROM and DVD-ROM drives, CD/DVD writable drives, other read/write optical disc drive formats, rigid disk cartridge drives, card format rigid disk drives, high-capacity floppy drives, and low-capacity standard floppy drives.
The small data cartridge form factor allows users to carry an equivalent of 64,000 pages of information, about 88 high-capacity floppy disks, in a shirt pocket!