Floppy disks are an outdated form of magnetic data storage. Questions about floppy disk drives and floppy disks themselves belong here.
Floppy disks are an outdated form of magnetic data storage. Questions about floppy disk drives and floppy disks themselves belong here.
The difference is in the thickness and hardness of the disk's magnetic media. Floppy disks (even when encased in plastic housings like in 3.5" diskettes) hold the data on very thin, flexible (thus "floppy") plastic films. Hard disks hold their data on stiff ("hard") platters. Hard disks need to have hard platters because their ability to hold more data means there are fewer mechanical tolerances:. "Floppy" plastic films aren't as reliable.
The data rate of a floppy disk is only about 125 kbit/s when reading. That's approximately 1/10th the speed of a single-speed CD-ROM and somewhere in the region of 1/200,000th the speed of a modern hard-drive. Your files load slowly because that's simply as fast as they can possibly load.
The main one is the disk wears out from contact with the head, and has limited storage capacity.
see if there is a small trash can symbol and click it may show dates. Click it and your file may popup it wasnt deleted too long ago
A floppy drive is an I/O device that uses removable magnetic media coated on a film similar to magnetic recording tape, but formed into a disc shape within a holder.
Document X is your original/unedited document. Document Y is the edited version of X that you intend to save/save as. Save = save all changes made to the document X itself. Document X is deleted and replaced by Y. There's no way that you get back the original information of X. Save As = Document Y is saved as a different copy and document X is kept. The you will have both document X and… Read More
not sure what it is called by name but it is a 4 pin plug most of the time.
These days (2012) you will not find many floppy disks (although just a couple of years ago we had to order special floppy drives for a server because some software would only be installed if it booted from Drive: A a floppy). There were 8 inch and 5 inch and 31/2 inch floppy disks which were common. The latest (diskettes) were the smallest and were protected by a hard plastic casing. Inside a thin Mylar… Read More
generally one but sometimes you can get two
The 3½ inch floppy disk has 1.44 MB disk space. The 5¼ inch floppy disk has 1.2 MB disk space. The 8 inches floppy disk has about 1 MB disk space.
They are different sizes, but 3.5" and 5.25" were fairly standard. They even had huge 8 inch drives on some machines.
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They are mostly useful in Digital Cameras that use them such as the Panasonic PV-SD 4090 You can quickly take a picture in your camera then remove the floppy and insert it in your computer, open the "A" drive and instantly see your photo.
You can use floppy disk to store small files such documents. It is useful to keep them safe. Just apply a label on it to recall of its content.
There is a small slide-switch on the floppy to write or protect
If you are using the word "assessing" to read a disk then the amount of data you can transfer to the disk (write) is the remaining available free space on the disk. On the other side of the coin, the amount of data to can extract (cut) is the amount of data that is stored on the disk.
Normally is 1.44 MB There is a special super floppy disk that is included with digital cameras that can hold 120 MB.
A CD-R or CD+R (700 MB) = 486 floppy disks = 699.84 MB
The original disks came with a storage capacity of 100MB - the latest versions can store 750 MB.
It was invented by a team of IBM researchers led by Alan Shugart. The chief designer of Shugart's team was David Noble. The first floppy disks became available in 1971.
It is media contained in a plastic square 3-1/2" x 3-11/16" x 1/8"
These days it is commonly used as the media for certain Digital Cameras
The best prices on an 8gb pen drive can be found on the Amazon and eBay websites. For those who prefer to shop instore, Argos and Tesco have the cheapest drives.
That would be a floppy drive. Information is passed from the software and/or the operating system to the drive controller. From the drive controller, it is passed to the logic circuits on the drive and to the drive heads. The logic circuits also turn on the drive motor for an appropriate amount of time.
Any file under 1.4 MB
One could find a pen drive of 8 GB or more at The Source, Staples, Walmart, Future Shop, Best Buy, Amazon or Target. A pen drive of 8 GB is now common and most electronics retailers will have them in stock.
There are many places to purchase a 4gb pen drive, some of then are: Argos, Amazon, PC World, Currys, Wilkinson, Target, Sears, Walmart, Snap Deal, Best Buy, Tradus, Flip Kart, Rediff, Home Shop 18.
Its the other way around. You put the file on the floppy disk
The 3.5 floppy disk does have magnetism within them and for this reason, magnets destroying data on the floppy disk fueled the myth about magnets destroying your computer. If you buy a cheap magnet and put it near a floppy disk, the magnet will stick to it. After a few seconds, the information on that floppy disk will be destroyed and you will no longer be able to access the data.
If your asking about them being the smallest capacity of any type of storage median for computers, then yes and no. They really are the smallest "Modern" storage medium for computers. But during the 1980's systems like the Commodore PET and 64 used cassette tapes to store data. Those held about 32KB.
Yes, it must partitioned and formatted.
it was invented in 1986
1.44 MB = 1509949.44 bytes
a magnetic screwdriver
A drive that is new from a source (conrad dot com) costs about USD $50, refurbished about USD $30. On Ebay they should be very cheap as they are almost unused today. Diskettes cost about USD $1 each (for a pack of 40 from amazon dot com).
There are no tracks on it until you put tracks on it.
The disc is a thin plastic base material coated with iron oxide. This oxide is a ferromagnetic material, meaning that if you expose it to a magnetic field it is permanently magnetized by the field.
Typically, 700 Meg
Floppy Disk - 144 MB CD-R - 700 MB DVD-R - 4.7 GB Hard Disk - Up to 10 TB
The standard storage for the 3-1/2" floppy is 1.44 MB
In internal plate in the hard drive is much larger and more complex than the plate in a floppy
Cleanup does delete some files... Even more if defragmentation process was incorrectly interrupted or computer unexpectedly rebooted you will loose some data in some cases without chances to get it back.
Provided the file is less than 147 kb you will need to re-name each copy as you transfer to floppy from 1 to 10 i.e. My Photo1.jpg, My photo2.jpg, .etc
Zip,Super Disk, and Jaz drives hold large amounts of data and are portable. Floppy Disk and hard drives and notportableand cant hold that much data.
No disks. It uses a PS Vita Memory Card to store data, while the games themselves are on PS Vita Game Cards, similar to DS cartridges but smaller.
yes we can do both work symantaneousluy on a single hard disk at the same time
harddisks are constructed from an aluminum platter (conductor) coated with a magnetic metal oxide (insulator) floppy discs are constructed from a plastic sheet (insulator) coated with a magnetic metal oxide (insulator) however the function of computer disks in no way depends on the property of being a conductor/insulator, only on its ability to retain tiny magnetic domains while permitting them to be easily modified.
If by Zip Drive you mean (Pen Drive, Flash Drive USB, etc.) the zip drive will get you more storage in a smaller device, and is usually cheaper than buying the equivalent in floppy disks, not to mention how the majority of computers don't have support for floppies nowadays. If you want more storage in less space, the SD/MicroSD card is probably your best bet, but they're usually quite expensive. Optical storage (CD-RW/DVD-RW) will likely… Read More
Incase the new version does not work and you have to go back to the old (which you know works).
They are seldom used today. While as recently as the 1990s, they were common, these days, few computers are equipped for them, although some companies do still have the machines that can read the information they contain. Computer technology is constantly being up-graded; how quickly floppy disks became obsolete is one example of the this kind of change.
Well to answer your question I need you to go back to grade school and learn basic sentence structure, then come back and ask your question using proper English.
To get old achieved data from it
Connecting a floppy Drive in a Desktop Computer You should connect the 4-Pin 12 Volt non-molex Connector from the power supply to the power input of the Floppy Disk Drive, also the IDE ribbon cable from the FDD output on the Main-board to the FDD input on the Floppy Disk Drive, with the pink stripe on the outside of the FDD Input & Output sockets, it is important to make sure you are grounded to… Read More
It is an Input/Output (I/O) device. The media is considered random access permanent storage. Unrefreshed magnetic media will last approximately 20 years.
There is no special care, just put them in a plastic bag and dispose them like other common parts.
Reformatting a disk means recreating the header information on the disk. This causes all references to files on the disk to be lost. This does NOT mean that the information is gone, only that it is more difficult to access. If you want to remove data from a disk permanently, there are any number of free erase utilities that will do a far better job than simply reformatting. If you use the "quick format" procedure… Read More
Theoretically yes; in fact, some early desktop computers such as Amstrads did just that: the operating system was loaded from a floppy diskette, and data was stored on a seperate diskette. Modern operating systems are just too large for that, and the speed also makes it impractical. You can use a CD or DVD as the boot medium on a modern pc - for example, to test Linux on a Windows machine without actually installing… Read More
There's no secret to work with floppy disks. Although they have a small storage capacity, their cases is very useful to keep the disk free from damages. I don't know how they are used today, as the modern computers seems to have eliminated the drive from the hardwares items. However, I consider them very useful to record small and important files. When you have a document or image that you want to keep it safe… Read More
yes a floppy disk holds information
we can use all out,good night,net and clean stagnant water.
That means you can store 1.44 MB of data on the floppy.
A floppy disk, or diskette, is a disk storage medium composed of a disk of thin and flexible magnetic storage medium, sealed in a rectangular plastic carrier lined with fabric that removes dust particles. They are read and written by a floppy disk drive (FDD). Floppy disks, initially as 8-inch (200 mm) media and later in 5.25-inch (133 mm) and 3.5-inch (89 mm) sizes, were a ubiquitous form of data storage and exchange from the… Read More
After you make the floppy disc a boot drive (beforehand), you can use it to boot your system when you are unable to boot using your harddrive.
Internal structure of pen drive A printed circuit board carrying the circuit elements and a USB connector.The circuitry is protected inside a pair of plastic cases (connected to each other by means of mechanical hooks) which can be carried in a pocket or a key chain. The USB connector is protected by either retracting into the body or by covering by a removable lid. There are two chips, one is the USB controller and the… Read More
If by "system unit," you mean the main part of the computer, then yes. In the past, all disk controllers were plugged into the motherboard. Nowadays, the motherboards all come with disk controllers, at least for SATA (and sometimes SAS) hard drives.
Yes. it could be used for a few times. but sometimes there are chances that the floppy may get virus and become corrupt after using a couple of times
Place the data disc in the hard drive, go to "my computer" select the hard drive, then right click with your mouse. You will see a number of options including "format". Click on format. Remember to have backed up all your data before formatting or it will be lost.
It depends on the make-up of the disc. A single-layer disc has a capacity of 25 GB. A dual-layer holds 50 GB.
Floppy disks use a FAT file system.
Because floppy disks could only hold tiny amounts of data, only above 1Mb, where as now days memory sticks can hold over 16Gb, over 16,000 times more data. They are also bigger in size too. Most documents and files wouldn't even fit on a floppy, such as MP3 files (songs) which are about 4Mb.
DVD - 4.7GB CD-RW - 60MB CD-R - 700MB 'Floppy' - unspecified. Typical PC floppy disk is 1.44MB, highest recorded capacity for a floppy disk variant is 200MB. Out of the above, the DVD holds the most by far.
One more recent application for flash memory is as a replacement for hard disks. Flash memory does not have the mechanical limitations and latencies of hard drives, so a solid-state drive (SSD) is attractive when considering speed, noise, power consumption, and reliability. Flash drives are gaining traction as mobile device secondary storage devices; they are also used as substitutes for hard drives in high-performance desktop computers and some servers with RAID and SAN architectures. There… Read More
If you can't use them again, due to not having a floppy drive, most would advise you destroy them. do not throw them away, as they can still be used if someone finds them and takes them.
Unless you have 20-20 then a magnifying glass is required.
Actually at this point it's rather millions...
Mostly used by people who own the digital cameras that uses a floppy disk for its media, such as my Panasonic PV-SD 4090
1. Left-click item to open menu 2. Right-chick "Open" 3. On toolbar left-click "File" 4. Left-click "Save As" 5. In next window shows "Save In" 6. Use Drop-Down menu to choose location.
The old 'standard' 31/2 inch floppy discs came in two capacities. 720 MB & 1.44 GB
Hard-drives are becoming larger as technology advances. Additionally, programming improvements mean that Windows software is able to access much larger drives than its earlier versions could. Hard-drive sizes are now in the Terabyte capacities - whereas just a few years ago, a 128 Gigabyte drive was considered huge !
It is inserted into the "A" drive. Most "New" Computers do not have the "A" Drive
One can buy a USB pen drive, or flash drive, from many sites online. Sites such as eBay and Amazon should have a wide variety of flash drives. Also, any electronics stores or stores that have an electronics department, such as Walmart, Meijer, or Best Buy, will all carry flash drives.
There are a huge variety of different flash drive spaces available for Kingston Pen Drive. They come as small as 32 gigabytes all the way up to 2 terabytes.
You can save electricty by transferring it to either a battery or an electrolytic capacitor
no it auto saves
Commonly known as floppy disks. These were preceded by 8" disks.These disks were either hard or soft sectored. The hard sectored disks had holes punched, either at the outside, or inside periphery to indicate the start of a sector.
The disk space is pretty cheap, you can store data without constant electricity, data can be stored in one place, and they have a read/write speed comparable to a CD.
Creating a windows password reset disk. Even then, this is only because they only take about a megabyte and you can only have one on an otherwise blank memory medium. If you use a USB drive, you can't have anything else on it. In general, ALWAYS use a USB drive because you have much more storage room. The only difference between a floppy disk and a USB drive is in terms of capacity: 1.44 MB… Read More
To fit into the floppy disk drive.
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Hard Disk Drive, Floppy Drive
Floppy discs were expensive and had very little sapce to store anything on them. You could not even put one music file, because it would be too big a file size. Then, they made the compact disc ( CD ) which holds up to 80 MB worth of memory ( about 20 songs ). They are cheaper. Now we have flash drives
IBM had a team of employees do this.
Blocks of addresses are organized in concentric circles each divided into "sectors" which occupy a portion of the circle. The address of a certain bit of information is the block within a sector.
Right-click My Computer Left-click "Explorer" Left-click the "3-1/2" A Drive in the Left Pane On the Right-Pane is where you manage your files
Correction: the "A" Drive is a floppy disk dirve that holds, reads and writes on the floppy disk.
Go to a store that sells computer supplies or business store. I am not sure floppy disks are sold anymore because they are rather out dated and have been replaced by Cd's and other memory types.
Floppy diskettes were originally 8 inches wide and were made by IBM in 1973, originally called a "Type 1 Diskette". They got their name because of their flexible material and size. This is in stark contrast to "sturdier" and more high-capacity media. Since then, the name has persisted.
A floppy disc is an old form of data storage device, so the answer would be CD's, DVD's and data sticks.
It depends on your motherboard. You'll need to refer to your motherboard specifications to find out how many (and of what type) hard disks you will be able to connect internally.