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.