Used to transfer relatively small amounts of data from one computer to another or to permanently store information, floppy disks have a storage capacity of about 1.44 megabytes of information. Today virtually all floppy disks are the 3.5-inch type. Programs and files can be added, deleted and stored as many times as necessary.
Relatively slow and have a small capacity, but they are portable, inexpensive, and universal. Floppy disks can retain up to 1.4MB of data.
a magnetic storage medium.
storage media for some digital cameras
Small disks which are used in most computers are known as "Floppies". Each floppy can store a lot information (about 300 pages of writing).
A storage medium for computer information. Looks similar to flimsy disks used for promotions by the record industry but is protected in a paper sleeve. Disk spins at high speed inside paper sleeve when inserted in disk drive and the information, stored in 'tracks' on the disk, is read by a magnetic head that floats above the surface of the disk. An efficient, cost-effective method of information storage and retrieval.