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April 7th, 2010

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Three Methods To Describe A Floppy Disk

[p]Three approaches to illustrate floppy disks are the following: forms, capabilities as well as functions.[br /]

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Floppy disks and [a href="http://www.everydayplastics.com/FloppyDiskHolders.php" target="_blank"]floppy disk holder pages[/url] are products which you might not be familiar of. Simply because; they're items that were popular only throughout the 80's and early 90's. Floppy disks are magnetic portable information storage units. They are made of plastic and some are kept within a hard protective case. In addition to being capable to store information, they are also used as a program start-up. Read this article for more information regarding floppy disks.[br /]

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Floppy Disk Forms[br /]

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There are 3 forms of floppy disks. They are the 8-inch, the 5 1/4 inch, as well as the 3 inch floppy disks. The 8 and 5 inch floppy disks are situated in the case that's flexible. At the same time, the other one is encased in a hard protective plastic covering.[br /]

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Floppy Disk Capabilities[br /]

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Varying amounts of data can be stored inside a floppy disk. Nevertheless, its optimum capacity is only approximately 2 megabytes. Originally, floppy disks only had approximately 360 Kilobytes of memory capacity, until high-density floppy disks announced 1.2 Mb capability, that became famous until 1987. The newer three floppy disks then came out with an assurance of greater storage capability and had nearly 1.44 Mb capacity of storage for the high density floppies. Together with that, there were also different configurations, that are the SS or single sided, the DS or the so-called double sided, SD or single density, as well as DD or the so-called double density.[br /]

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The magnetic disks of the larger and also flexible floppies are exposed by way of a small opening. As opposed to that, those of the three floppies have metal covers on their magnetic disks which move on along side it upon installation into the disk drive.[br /]

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Capabilities of Floppy Disks[br /]

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Coated with iron oxide, they have the ability to be written with information, and also removed of some or all of the data in it through the computer. As opposed to hard disks, which can save much bigger quantities of data, they can be taken off the disk drive and act as external data storage equipment. Additionally, when starting the computer can't be finished with its hard drive, floppies can also perform this particular function.[br /]

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Other names of floppy disks are diskettes and floppies. They are no longer utilized today since they have been replaced by storage space units with much larger capabilities, such as Usb flash drive, DVD, CD, among others. Floppy disks could only store a very small amount of data, which resulted to users oftentimes having to use a number of disks for data backup. Computer manufacturers ceased in having them on their new computer models.[/p]

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