The most common type of removable drive. Floppy disks can store either 1.44 megabytes or 1.2 megabytes of data, and are 3.5 or 5.25 inches square in size, respectively. Data can be read from, written to, or removed from floppy disks.
A device that accepts a removable disk, called a floppy disk, and reads or writes data to the disk. Floppy disks are enclosed inside a protective cover which is either 3-1/2" or 5-1/4" square. Capacities of floppy drives and floppy disks can vary, but range from 320 kilobytes to 2.2 megabytes.
Practically all PCs come with a floppy disk drive. 3.5in high density 1.44MB floppy disks are now the standard. They come in hard plastic cases and have replaced the older, literally floppy, 5.25in disks.
The A: drive is used to backup files on to floppy disks. Saving work on to a disk allows users to take the work so that it can be worked on using another computer. Work saved to a floppy also creates a backup. A backup is useful in case there are problems with your hard drive. The floppy drive will be located on the tower or box that comes with the monitor or on the front of the laptop computer.
This is the mechanical and electronic device that reads and writes data to and from floppy disks. This task is performed with electromagnetic read/write heads which are suspended above the floppy disk mylar and attached to an armature. The standard sizes are [email protected] and [email protected] Newer computers are coming equipped with only the [email protected] drives unless you specify otherwise.
A disk drive that accepts floppy disks. Floppy disks are small removable disks that are common to PC's. By using a floppy disk, you can move information from one computer to another with no other connection between them.
Floppy drive is a storage device that uses diskettes commonly referred as floppy disks. A typical floppy disk holds about 1.44 megabits of information (data). The floppy drive was the original storage file among the early versions of personal computers. In recent years, the floppy drive is used to enter new software that may come on floppy disks. The hard drive has replaced the floppy drive as the primary storage device because it holds significantly larger amounts of data than a floppy disk.