How do floppy disks work?

Answer You don't need to stuff your computer full of data. Instead, you can use a floppy disk to store your stuff for later usage.HistoryFloppy disks were originally named for the flexibility of the first... 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 »

When Were Floppy Disks Introduced?

IBM introduced floppy disks in 1971, as a way of running programs on early computers. The original disk size was 8 inches, and the low memory capacity of floppy disks eventually made them obsolete.... Read More »