Does anybody else feel a sense of nostalgia for 5 1/4 inch floppy disks, "turbo" buttons on CPUs...?

Answer Yeah I get that way sometimes. I have a museum piece here though, Amstrad 8512 - Z80 variant, monochrome screen, 3" (yes 3"!) disks, 512k ram, CPM :-) And for those of you answering this question ... Read More »

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What are floppy disks used for?

Floppy disks are used for data transfer, small file storage, backups, software installation and driver updates. Floppy disks are still useful in modern computing, but they have been drastically red... Read More »

Does anyone actually still use floppy disks?

I use them all the time for troubleshooting a computer that won't start or if I need to write a script and run it on another computer at boot up. If you are thinking about whether to get a floppy o... Read More »

Floppy disks or Cds.?

Floppies fit in your pocket, normal CDs don't. Floppies have limited capacity - 1.44 meg, CD's are 700 MB, DVDs are 4.8 GB. Floppies can go bad suddenly, right out of the box, or the next time you ... Read More »

Information About Floppy Disks?

In the early days of personal computers, floppy disks drove the machines and provided a place to store programs and documents. But as storage technology advanced, floppy disks were replaced by hard... Read More »