Thursday, 25 February 2021

Floppy Disk

What is Floppy Disk?

The Floppy Disk is a simple storage disks. It was used in a med of 1970s to 1990s and perform a read and write operations through a floppy disks drive. Therefore it is thin and flexible magnetic storage tape which sealed with rectangular plastic and fabric (for removes dust particles from tape). A floppy disks is 8 inch (203 mm) and in 5 1⁄4-inch (133 mm) and 3 1⁄2 inch (90 mm) sizes. 
The common capacity of a 5 1⁄4-inch floppy disks was 360 KB for Double-Sided Double Density (DSDD). In 1984, IBM introduced the PC-AT model the capacity of 1.2 MB it is a dual-sided 5 1⁄4-inch floppy disks, but it never became popular. Therefore in 1986 IBM started using 720 KB double density 3 1⁄2-inch microfloppy disk. In 1997, IBM introduced a high density of 1.44 MB with PS/2. However in 1988, IBM introduced a drive for 2.88 MB for Double-Sided Extended Density (DSED) it is PS/2 models, this was a commercial failure. The following types of a floppy disks with diagram is given below.

Types of Floppy Disk

  • 8 inch Floppy Disk
  • 5.25 inch Floppy Disk
  • 3.5 inch Floppy Disk
Types of Floppy Disk

Floppy Disk Drives


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