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  Floppy Disk Encyclopedia Article @ ArtByTexans.com (Art by Texans)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A floppy disk is a data storage device that is composed of a disk of thin, flexible ("floppy") magnetic storage medium encased in a square or rectangular plastic shell.
Floppy disks are read and written by a floppy disk drive or FDD, the latter initialism not to be confused with "fixed disk drive", which is an old IBM term for a hard disk drive.
Floppy disk sizes are almost universally referred to in imperial measurements, even in countries where metric is the standard, and even when the size is in fact defined in metric (for instance the 3½-inch floppy which is actually 9 cm).
www.artbytexans.com /encyclopedia/Floppy_disk   (10114 words)

  
 Learn more about Floppy disk in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A floppy disk is a type of data storage device that comprises a circular piece of thin, flexible (hence the name) magnetic media encased in a square or rectangular plastic wallet.
Floppy disks are read and written by a floppy disk drive or FDD, not to be confused with "fixed disk drive", which is an old IBM term for a hard disk drive.
Before the advent of the hard drive, floppy disks were often used to store a computer's operating system (OS) and application software (although many home computers had their OS kernels stored permanently in on-board ROM chips).
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /f/fl/floppy_disk.html   (2859 words)

  
 Computer Floppy Disk Drive Help
Originally created in 1967 by IBM, the floppy reference is derived from the floppy media that is encased within the protective casing.
Floppy drives have been found in computers for several years and are commonly still being used today.
The disk was 8" in diameter with a magnetic coating, enclosed in a cardboard case with the capacity of one megabyte.
www.computerhope.com /help/floppy.htm   (928 words)

  
 floppy disk Computer Encyclopedia Enterprise Resource Directory Complete Guide to Internet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The physical size of disks has shrunk from the early 8 inch, to 5 1/4 inch ("minifloppy") to 3 1/2 inch ("microfloppy") while the data capacity has risen.
These disks are known as "floppy" disks (or diskettes) because the disk is flexible and the read/write head is in physical contact with the surface of the disk in contrast to "{hard disks}" (or winchesters) which are rigid and rely on a small fixed gap between the disk surface and the heads.
3.5 inch floppies are less floppy than the larger disks because they come in a stiff plastic "envelope" or case, hence the alternative names "stiffy" or "crunchy" sometimes used to distinguish them from the floppier kind.
www.jaysir.com /computer-encyclopedia/f/floppy-disk-computer-terms.htm   (216 words)

  
 Floppy Disk - Free English Encyclopedia from Turkcebilgi
Floppy disks are read and written by a floppy disk drive or FDD, the latter initialism not to be confused with andquot;fixed disk driveandquot;, which is an old IBM term for a [hard disk drive.
Floppy disk sizes are almost universally referred to in [[imperial measurement]]s, even in countries where [metric is the standard, and even when the size is in fact defined in metric (for instance the 3½-inch floppy).
The 3½-inch disks had, by way of their rigid case's slide-in-place metal cover, the significant advantage of being much better protected against unintended physical contact with the disk surface when the disk was handled outside the disk drive.
www.turkcebilgi.com /ansiklopedi/english/Floppy_disk   (9762 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Floppy disk
One financially unsuccessful attempt in the late 1990s to continue the floppy was the SuperDisk (LS-120), with a capacity of 120 MB (actually 120.375 MiB), while the drive was backward compatible with standard 3½-inch floppies.
It is significant to note that the Quick Disk utilizes "a continuous linear tracking of the head and thus creates a single spiral track along the disk similar to a record groove." This has led some to compare it more to a "tape-stream" unit than typically what is thought of as a random-access disk drive.
On the PC, however, there is no way to read an Amiga disk without special hardware or a second floppy drive, which is also a crucial reason for an emulator being technically unable to access real Amiga disks inserted in a standard PC floppy disk drive.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Floppy_disk   (9927 words)

  
 What is floppy disk? - A Word Definition From the Webopedia Computer Dictionary
Unlike most hard disks, floppy disks (often called floppies or diskettes) are portable, because you can remove them from a disk drive.
Floppy disks are slower to access than hard disks and have less storage capacity, but they are much less expensive.
This type of floppy is generally capable of storing between 100K and 1.2MB (megabytes) of data.
www.webopedia.com /TERM/f/floppy_disk.html   (445 words)

  
 Active@ Floppy Recovery. Floppy Disk Recovery Tool. Floppy Self-Extractor.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Floppy Recovery is a tool for data recovery from removable devices like floppies.
Floppy Self-Extractor™ is a unique feature that allows you to create a compact executable from different sources (diskette, raw or compressed floppy image) and self-extract it back to the floppy, as well as extract raw floppy image from executable.
Disk image is a mirror copy of your entire floppy disk stored as a file.
www.floppy-recovery.com   (334 words)

  
 FLOPPY DISK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
You can use a floppy disk to exchange information between computers, or to make a backup of your files.
Floppy disks come in two sizes: double-density and high-density.
To protect your floppy disks, keep them away from heat, drinks, and magnets.
www.maran.com /dictionary/f/floppy/index.html   (41 words)

  
 Floppy disks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The floppy diskette (or disk for short) is the only standardized method which is fast, cheap, and portable.
In 1971, IBM introduced the 8-inch floppy disk, initial capacity was about 100K bytes (100,000 characters)
In 1979 the Radio Shack TRS-80 II computer system had an internal 8-inch floppy drive capable of storing 500K of data.
oldcomputers.net /floppydisks.html   (127 words)

  
 Active@ Floppy Disk Recovery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It may be a good idea to create a Disk Image for a floppy disk containing deleted files that you want to recover.
Here is the answer: If you do something wrong while attempting to recover the files (for example, recovering them onto the same floppy disk could destroy their contents), you will be able to recover these deleted files and folders from the Disk Image that you have wisely created.
Drug a floppy disk icon and drop it on the image library or on the folder in the image library.
www.floppy-recovery.com /create-disk-image.htm   (457 words)

  
 Howstuffworks "How Floppy Disk Drives Work"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The floppy disk drive (FDD) was the primary means of adding data to a computer until the CD-ROM drive became popular.
Basically, a floppy disk drive reads and writes data to a small, circular piece of metal-coated plastic similar to audio cassette tape.
In this article, you will learn more about what is inside a floppy disk drive and how it works.
computer.howstuffworks.com /floppy-disk-drive.htm   (183 words)

  
 Data Recovery Floppy Disk encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A boot disk is a removable media, normally read-only, that can boot an operating system or utility.
Boot disks normally store any temporary files in a RAM disk (floppy), to prevent changes in the fixed media of the computer where the Boot disk is used.
With D2D, a computer hard disk is backed up to another hard disk rather than to a tape or floppy.
www.data-recovery-zone.com /asearch/Data%20Recovery%20Floppy%20Disk   (667 words)

  
 Floppy Disks - Floppy Disk Manufacturers, Floppy Disk Factories, Floppy Disk Suppliers, China Floppy Disks
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 USB Floppy Disk Drive RAID   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
I formated each floppy diskette using a Mac OS tool called Disk Tool giving each diskette a MS DOS format type and labled each one 1 through 5 for cleanliness.
I also understand that carrying 5 USB floppy drives around is not exactly portable, but there is something special and amazing about the speed of this floppy cluster.
Y-E DATA 2X speed USB Floppy Drives and get more hubs and go for the ultimate USB FDD RAID with 125 USB FDDs (I need the other 2 available USB channels for mouse and keyboard) drives hooked to my trusty little bondi blue iMac.
ohlssonvox.8k.com /fdd_raid.htm   (966 words)

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