Floppy Drive Technology

Discussion in 'Online Security' started by RKC, Feb 9, 2001.

  1. RKC

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    Here is some great news that may allow everyone to keep those "obsolete" 1.44 mb floppies. It sounds promising to be able stuff more data and files on them!


    http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,1282,41716,00.html

    I edited this to make the link work - glc


    [Edited by glc on 02-10-2001 at 02:54 AM]
     
  2. Statica

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    My only question is who is this bloke who claimed floppies to be stable in their current state of existence? I think they are so dubious in reliability.. random errors
    & so what if Matsu****a can cram more stuff into a floppy, notice of there is NO MENTION of the speed of writing or retrieving. it takes about 2 min to get 1.44 MB of data from that pesky floppy to the hard drive, imagine 32MB of data!
    I still say R.I.P. to floppies...
    Now if only LS120 were cheaper.

    <HR><SUB><B>Addendum</B>:
    :) You must apologize for my swearing earlier .. the system wont allow my loose tongue, eh .. lets try it again
    M A T S U S H I T A

    [Edited by Ex-Static-Cling on 02-11-2001 at 11:08 AM]
     
  3. mairving

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    Yeah the floppy is dead. Long live the floppy. It does seem that it is very durable. The zip drive couldn't kill it. Neither could the LS120. But I can see myself without one in the next few years. Bootable CD's and CD-RW's, I think will finally kill it. I can count on one hand the amount of bad CD's that I have. I would have to take off my shoes and then some to count all the bad floppies over the years.
     
  4. underfunded

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    I built my latest computer four months ago and it hasn't had a floppy drive in it at all. Gotta love those bootable cd's and my cdrw... after all. A CDR is only about 30-40 cents if you buy them right. That's nothing in the grand scheme of things.
     

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