Information About Floppy Disks?

Answer 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 »

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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 »

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 »

How to Recycle 5.25" Floppy Disks?

Who says 5.25" floppies are obsolete? Here's how to get them to hold up to 8.54 GB of data (kinda).