What did people use before floppy disks?
Before Floppy disks were available, people still transferred data. It used to be with help of punch cards, reel to reel tapes, and cassette tapes. The early home computers used cassette tapes.
Floppy disks are still used in a variety of machines (not desktop computers) that were built for years after the floppy was introduced. These machines (such as embroidery machines, machine tool devices, pianos, and some medical equipment) were built to last decades and are still in use. Floppy disks are also used for art projects and promotional purposes. For a great example, check out www.nickgentry.com.
Modern 3.5" floppy disks were/are double sided. Earlier 5.25" floppy disks started out single sided but you could cut out a read only slot and flip them over and use both sides, no guarantees though. Even earlier 8" floppy disks were also single sided but could likewise be cut and flipped over. This is from my own experience not from research.
1. You can use WE to copy files on the floppy disk to a folder on the hard drive, then copy contents of the folder to the 10 disks. 2. Use a command prompt window, use the copy command to copy files on the floppy disk to a folder on the hard drive, then use the copy command to copy the contents of the folder to the 10 disks.
Click on the link below for more information. Floppy disks are a type of storage media now thought to be obsolete. They are so named because the actual disk inside consisted of a thin plastic disk which was very floppy. This differs from hard disks which use rigid aluminum or aluminum alloy platters for the storage medium. The two most common types of floppy disks are 5.25 inch and 3.5 inch disks. Both have very…