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floppy baby syndrome

Colloquial term for an abnormally limp posture in an infant when he or she is lying prone due to an inability to maintain flexed ligaments or muscles. Also called "floppy infant syndrome." We were only made aware of our child's spinal muscular atrophy when she began showing signs of floppy baby syndrome.
See also: baby, floppy, syndrome

floppy infant syndrome

Colloquial term for an abnormally limp posture in an infant when he or she is lying prone due to an inability to maintain flexed ligaments or muscles. Also called "floppy baby syndrome." We were only made aware of our child's spinal muscular atrophy when she began showing signs of floppy infant syndrome.
See also: floppy, syndrome
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Magnetic tape drive makers have provided efficient - if slow - ways to back up entire hard drives without using floppies.
When combined with a MPEG-2 decoder board or a software MPEG-2 decoder these CD-RW plus DVD drives offer the end-user 650 megabytes of storage capacity -- more than 400 floppies or six Zip disks worth of data -- and the ability to read DVD content with a CD-RW drive.
Nomai plans to convert the site to manufacture removable media of much higher storage capacity than standard floppies.
Performance is up to five-times faster than that of standard floppies.
99, CDR discs are significantly more economical as storage media than Syquest, Zip or Jaz cartridges, or even floppies," said Perry Solomon, president and CEO of Smart and Friendly.
UHC drives operate 20 times faster than conventional floppies, and are twice as fast as competing removable media drives.
30, 1996--With the introduction of Adaptec's new DirectCD, the first standard packet writing software, CD recording is becoming a serious alternative to floppies and removable drives as the storage medium of choice.
The a:drive is targeted at the millions of floppy disk drive users who want greater storage capacity and faster transfer rates yet still need access to their floppies.
While removable cartridge hard drives and high-density floppies both fall into the category of "removable storage devices," they are not direct competitors.