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Floppy disks

 

Floppy Disks are removable magnetic storage disks, used in personal computers and servers, to save data. Before 1987, floppy disks were 5.25 inches in diameter and flexible, hence the term 'floppy'. Despite the introduction of the 3.5 inch diskette in a hard plastic outer casing, the term 'floppy' still persists. In much of the IT world, their use has been almost totally replaced by CDs and Zip Disks. As of 2001, the re-writable 17GB Digital Versatile Disk (DVD) is available, which in turn replaces the CD (CD-ROM) and its 670 MB capacity.


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