What is a floppy disk?

Answer 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 »

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What is Floppy disk?

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 »

What Is the Function of a Floppy Disk?

Floppy disks have mostly been replaced by other forms of file storage such as CD/DVD-ROM drives and the common USB flash drive, but many computers can still store and access information using the o... Read More »

How to Format a Floppy Disk?

Ever wondered how to format those floppy disks for use with your computer? Here's how!