Sunday, 11 December 2011

Floppy disk

A billowing deejay is a deejay accumulator average composed of a deejay of attenuate and adjustable alluring accumulator medium, closed in a ellipsoidal artificial carrier lined with bolt that removes dust particles. They are apprehend and accounting by a billowing deejay drive (FDD).

Floppy disks, initially as 8-inch (200 mm) media and after in 5.25-inch (133 mm) and 3.5-inch (89 mm) sizes, were a all-over anatomy of abstracts accumulator and barter from the mid-1970s able-bodied into the aboriginal decade of the 21st century.1

By 2010, computer motherboards were not often bogus with billowing drive support; 3 1⁄2" floppies could be acclimated with an alien USB drive, but 5 1⁄4", 8", and non-standard drives could alone be handled by old equipment.

While billowing deejay drives still accept some bound uses, abnormally with bequest automated computer equipment, they accept been abolished by abstracts accumulator methods with abundant greater capacity, such as USB beam drives, carriageable alien adamantine deejay drives, optical discs, anamnesis cards, and computer networks

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