How much storage can a floppy disk hold?

Answer A standard 3.5 inch floppy disk can only hold 1.44 megabytes, according to What's a Byte. Because of its small storage capacity--a typical CD holds about 600 megabytes--floppy disks are rarely used... Read More »

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How much maximum storage space can a 3.5-inch floppy disk contain?

The maximum capacity that a floppy disk can hold is 2.88 MB. However, disks and drives supporting this capacity are rare. Most 3.5-inch floppy disks use the more common 1.44MB capacity.References:T... Read More »

How much can a regualr floppy disk hold like those really cheap ones?

1.44MB is the amount of data your standard typical floppy disk can hold.

What is a floppy disk?

The floppy disk drive (FDD) was invented at IBM by Alan Shugart in 1967. The first floppy drives used an 8-inch disk (later called a "diskette" as it got smaller), which evolved into the 5.25-inch ... Read More »

What is a floppy disk used for?

Floppy disks--also called "diskettes"--are used to save and transfer computer data. The most common type of floppy disk is encased in plastic. The spinning media inside holds 1.44 MB of information... Read More »