People used this Floppy Disk because of data transfer process (Data travel process). In the future, people are using like Pen drives, Portable Hard drives to transfer the data but in the past, there were not above devices to transfer the data. So people has been used Floppy Disk Drives to travel the data in past.
• How much capacity in a Floppy Disk?
A Floppy Disk capacity is 1.44Mb. What? I can imagine what you are thinking. Yes, A Floppy Disk capacity is 1.44Mb but in the past, we could load few games, music, software and pictures in a one Floppy Disk.
Unfortunately, in the present, we will not able to load any of data in a Floppy because lots of computer data come with huge sizes in the present.
• History of the Floppy Disk
The First Floppy Disk was made at IBM by Alan Shugart in 1967. First Floppy Disk came as 8-inch Floppy Disk and it has 1Mb Capacity.
• Can we use Floppy disks in our Computers?
• Type of Floppy Disks
Floppy disk type
8-inch Floppy Disk
It was made with flexible plastic and magnetic.
5.25-inch Floppy Disk
This Floppy Disk smaller than the first one.
3.5-inch Floppy Drive
This is the Final Version and it was made as micro Floppy.
• Are Floppy Disks still used?
Yes, I know, you cannot believe this, right? However, Floppy Disk still use in some countries’ government because theirs government systems made with an old technology. So somehow, they couldn’t update their systems still yet and some old data saved with those Floppy Drives. So they have to use old Floppy Disk Drives to secure their data.
• Is there Alternative drive to connect Floppy Disk to new computer?
Yes, there is portable Floppy Disk Drive (PFDD) for connect Floppy Disk to your Computer. The portable Floppy Disk Drive able connect through USB cable to your computer and after connect to computer, you will able to insert your Floppy Disk to it (PFDD). Then you will see the “A” Drive as Floppy Disk Drive on your “This PC Explore” and you can easily access the Floppy Disk through your modern computer.