The sound of a computer's floppy
disk drive will be as closely associated with 20th century computing as the sound of a computer dialling in to the internet," he said.
IBM was the first to introduce the 8" floppy
disk in 1971, with a 5.
Apple Computer stopped putting floppy
drives in Macintosh computers several years ago, but other leading firms including Hewlett-Packard still offer them.
Drive: Appearing as slots on the front of the system unit, these devices read from and write to diskettes.
Nonwovens for floppy
disk liners form a competitive field for newcomers to join, as the nonwovens must meet very severe requirements.
disks, which also use magnetism to store data, suffer the same limitation.
disks may indeed be the simplest and most economical form of file storage, but publications created using desktop publishing software often take up more room than a regular disk will hold.
FlashDisc is the floppy
reincarnated in USB flash drive form.
Even the onslaught of CDrom technology initially failed to wipe out the floppy
It also reads floppy
disk, Zip, Jaz, MO, IDE, and SCSI drives.
Yes, the low end is still being served: Imation is filling the most basic storage niche in the Apple universe with a USB floppy
drive targeted, of course, at those Macs which Jobs long ago decreed should have no rotating storage onboard at all.
Better still, you have the ``Startup Disk'' you made months ago when Windows 95 prompted you for a floppy
and informed you that ``If you have trouble starting Windows, you can use a startup disk to start your computer, run diagnostic program, and fix any problems.
Mail-in rebates for two free floppy
disks or a $2 rebate on your next data cartridge purchase add even greater value to this exciting offer.
Viruses are spread in these ways: by transfering executable files from off a floppy
disk, from off a network or by downloading an executable file through a modem.
0 external floppy
drive with built-in 7-n-1 media reader.