Some 98 per cent of PCs and laptops sold by PC World no longer have in-built floppy
disk drives, with that figure expected to hit 100 per cent by the summer.
The company said only 2% of the PCs and laptops it sells at present include a floppy
disk drive and confirmed these will be phased out by this summer.
Dell Computer recently announced it would stop making floppy
disk drives standard equipment on its higher-end desktop personal computers.
It's been around for 16 years, but the lowly floppy
with its measly 1.
Then I pulled the DiskOnKey out of my laptop's USB port and inserted it into the USB port on my wife's laptop, which has a floppy
The 0[degrees] telescopy showed a floppy
polyp arising from the anterior end of the right middle turbinate and obstructing the middle meatus.
The hard disk acts as a giant floppy
disk, storing hundreds of times more information than a floppy
, yet serves the same basic purpose as floppy
disks, with three key differences:
Thermal bonded nonwovens used in floppy
disk liners have a unit weight of 30-50 grams per square meter.
In the 1980s, when computer users first realized that storing data on floppy
disks was inefficient (since the highest capacity floppy
holds a maximum of 1.
Gone are the days when all one needed was one or two 5-1/4- or 3-1/2- inch floppy
drives and a handful of disks to work on and store word processing or database files.
With the decline of the floppy
diskette as a widely-used storage medium, the megabit growth and increased functionality of our U3 smart drives, people are confronted with an apparently unmet need to easily and affordably share photos, documents and other files with family, friends and work colleagues," said Tzipi Ozer-Armon, general manager for msystems' Retail and Enterprise division.
The once ubiquitous floppy
disk is soon to be ejecting permanently from our lives.
EnCase makes a bootable floppy
disk for use on another machine, using different system boot files that point back to the floppy
disk so that small changes made to the hard drive of the machine being booted aren't made there.
LOTS of people still find the floppy
disk useful for sharing files and small images.
When Jobs decoupled every storage option but a floppy
from the original Apple Macintosh, it immediately stimulated a market for third-party Mac storage devices.