What is the difference between CD and Floppy Disk?

Answer DiscsA disc refers to optical media, such as an audio CD, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, DVD-RAM, or DVD-Video disc. Some discs are read-only (ROM), others allow you to burn content (write files) to the disc onc... Read More »

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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 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 »

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When was the floppy disk invented?

Dr. Yoshiro NakaMats invented the floppy disk in 1950 while he was a student at the University of Tokyo. After six Japanese corporations rejected NakaMats' request to produce the floppy disk, he g... Read More »