When was floppy disk invented?

Answer IBM invented floppy disks in the early 1970s. They were 8 inches across and held a mere 100 KB of data. Shugart Associates introduced the 5.25-inch floppy in 1976 and Sony introduced the 3.5-inch f... Read More »

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Who invented the floppy disk?

Dr. Yoshiro NakaMats created the initial technology for the floppy disk. He received patents for an early disk and disk drive in 1952. He licensed some of his patents to IBM in the 1970s. IBM intr... Read More »

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 »

What company invented the floppy disk?

IBM assigned employee David Noble and his team to begin developing an inexpensive portable storage device in 1967. They came up with the floppy disk, also known as a floppy or a diskette. It was 8 ... Read More »

Who invented the floppy disk drive?

Alan Shugart and a team of fellow IBM engineers are credited with inventing the floppy disk drive. The floppy disk drive was invented in 1967 and became available for use by the general public in 1... Read More »