a data-storage medium consisting of a small plastic disk coated with a thin layer of magnetizable material on one or both sides, enclosed in a stiff envelope with a radial slit. It is used in a specially designed disk drive, in which the disk is rotated at high speed, and which stores data on the disk by causing changes in the direction of magnetization of the magnetic layer as the disk spins and as sequential locations on the disk pass under the read-write head of the drive. Reading of the data occurs in the reverse process, by detection of the patterns of magnetization of the disk. Such disks are used to store data or programs for a microcomputer.
Another word for floppy disk. It's redundant to say floppy diskette.
A 3-1/2" square interchangeable data memory storage disk for personal computer files. It holds 1.4 million bytes of data. A diskette has a firm plastic outer shield. See also hard drive and CD
The most common storage device used with microcomputers. 1. (also floppy disk) A flexible disk, made of thin plastic and magnetically coated. It is protected by a jacket that has openings to allow the disk drive to read or write information. 2. (also rigid disk) A floppy disk covered by a hard plastic jacket with a metal slide moved to read or write information. (Terms, Gr. K-3)
A flexible disk in a square jacket on which data is magnetically stored. Diskettes are inserted into and removed from diskette drives.
This term is synonymous with floppy disk. You may also hear the long version, floppy diskette. Nowadays most people just say "disk."
Small removable disk storage. Disketttes are not often used in workstation computing.
used for storing data. Made of Mylar with an oxide coating. 51/4"and 31/2" sizes exist with the smaller size dominating now. Also called a floppy or floppy disk.
The most common form of secondary storage -- small, inexpensive, and portable -- which records data as magnetized bits that are read by a disk drive.
A flexible plastic disk coated with magnetic oxide and used for storing electronic data.
A small disk, usually for a personal computer, may be either 51/4" or 31/2", normally encased in a plastic holder
A 3.5-inch removable storage medium supported by some Sun systems.
A thin data storage disk permanently enclosed in a protective jacket, usually either 5¼" or 3½" in size. Diskettes are transportable between machines fitted with the appropriate disk drives. Also known as a floppy disk.
A medium for storing information. A diskette may be a "hard drive", which resides inside your computer. Or it may be a "floppy disk", which is a small (3.5") plastic square that holds magnetic information.
A thin interchangeable disk for secondary random-access data storage (same as floppy)
A floppy [flexible] disk.
Floppy disk or floppy diskette. Today, a diskette usually is 3.5 inches in size and has a 1.44 MB storage capacity.
A flat, flexible platter coated with magnetic material, enclosed in a protective envelope, and used for storage of software and data.
A thin, flexible disk coated with magnetic oxide and used to store data.
A removable computer storage medium consisting of a plastic shell that contains a disk covered with a megnetic coating.
Usually a 3.5 inch removable media. A double-sided, high density diskette can hold about 1.44 MB of information in magnetic patterns on the surface of the disk. (MB stands for MegaByte, which is approximately 1 million bytes). Each PC in the lab has one 3.5 inch disk drive. Historical note: These used to be called floppy disks, because of the earlier 5¼ inch diskettes, which had floppy paper casings instead of hard plastic.
A thin, flexible disk in a protective case that stores magnetically encoded data used by a microcomputer. Diskettes can be removed from the computer, unlike hard drives, and come in two sizes: 3 1/2" and 5 1/4".
A disk, made of thin plastic and magnetically coated that is used to store computer information. It is protected by a jacket that has openings to allow the disk drive to read or write information.
a small plastic magnetic disk enclosed in a stiff envelope with a radial slit; used to store data or programs for a microcomputer; "floppy disks are noted for their relatively slow speed and small capacity and low price"
a random access, removable data storage
a small, plastic disk coated with a substance ( see above ) that can be magnetised to store computer data
Same as a floppy disk.
External hardware storing documents or software
Removable magnetic media storage, usually 3.5" square
A flexible, circular substrate made of polyester, coated on one or both sides with magnetic oxide, and designed to receive and store electrically coded information for later retrieval.
A disk that can be removed from the drive (also known as a floppy disk).
Also known as a floppy disk. Called a diskette because it was smaller than the original huge floppy disks, now long obsolete.
A flexible plastic computer disk for storing digitized information.
Sometimes called a floppy disk, made of flexible Mylar with a magnetic surface on which data is recorded.
A small flexible disk used for storing computer data
Removable storage for PCs, Macintoshes, and workstations, either 3.5" or 5.25" in size.
Floppy disk used as a magnetic store.
Magnetic media used for secondary storage. Floppy diskette.
A small mass storage device in a removable cartridge, meant to be read/written to, in a compatible drive.
A term used to describe 1.44 MB 3.5 inch diskettes. Also known as a"floppy disk".
A portable magnetic disk most often used for secondary file storage. Diskettes come in 3 1/2 inch and 5 1/4 inch sizes and in both high-density (DSHD) and double-density (DSDD) formats. Also referred to as a "floppy disk".
This term describes the small floppy disk format that is commonly used to store and transport small amounts of data. While the word has been used to refer to a number of different shapes and sizes of disk, most diskettes in common use today are 3.5 inches in diameter and have a capacity of 1.4 megabytes, which is just enough space to hold those files that you will never actually look at again, but feel the need to carry home in your briefcase.
the removable slips of plastic that store computer information (also referred to as "disks"). The diskette drive (or "disk drive") is the part of the computer into which you insert the diskette.
( see Floppy disk)
a thin, plastic flexible disk on which computer programs and data can be saved outside of the computer. The two types of diskettes are 3.5 inch disks that come in a hard plastic case and 5.25 inch disks that come in thin pliable (floppy) cardboard-like cases.
floppy disk. Represents a collection of files stored on a floppy disk. In contrast to the &disk.drive; above, this is a specific disk. Usually, access is slow. Example: a disk in a jukebox, a disk in a mail-order catalogue. [test: &display;
Removable flexible disk, used to store computer-readable data; also known as a floppy disk.
The actual term for a floppy disk.
Floppy disk media
See floppy disk. It's redundant to say floppy diskette.
This is another term for floppy disk, although these are often just referred to as disks.
Medium used to store data. The magnetic support is protected by a plastic cartridge. The capacity of 3.5 inch diskettes is 1.4 MB (in High Density mode).
Another name for floppy disk.
soft magnetic disk. It is called floppy because it flops if you wave it (at least, the 51/4-inch variety does). Unlike most hard disks, floppy disks (often called floppies or diskettes) are portable, because you can remove them from a disk drive. Disk drives for floppy disks are called floppy drives. Floppy disks are slower to access than hard disks and have less storage capacity, but they are much less expensive. And most importantly, they are portable.
Storage device - Removable - holds 1.44M of information
A flat piece of flexible plastic coated with a magnetic material that can record data. The most common size - 3-1/2” - is encased in a protective plastic jacket.
A flat piece of plastic covered with a magnetic coating which is used to store data (also called a FLOPPY DISKETTE). The existing standard for diskette size is 3.5 inch.
An inexpensive, low-capacity storage medium, usually measuring 3.5 inches in diameter, often referred to as a floppy disk.