The floppy disk is a portable computer storage devices that saw its heyday in the 1990s. The ability to transport files from computer to computer is a new concept for consumers and therefore proved popular. In recent years, however, the floppy disk that has caused shortages must be replaced by more advanced technology, and the floppy disk is on its way to becoming a relic.
The function of a floppy disk to store relatively small amounts of computer data, not more than 1. 44MB, on a small, portable drives. The portable nature allows users to save files from one computer to the floppy drive and then access the same files on different computers, along with the benefits of being able to update and change them if necessary. For this reason, they are very useful when it comes to school and workplace presentations, for example.
The first floppy disk invented by IBM in 1967 and is 8 inches. With this proves too great, 5. 25-inch disk that replaced, and the nature of the flexible packaging gave its name diskette. Not until the mid-'80s that the floppy disk as we know it came into being, when 3. 5-inch floppy disk was created. Although the launch of other floppy disk formats, in various sizes and with greater storage capacity, 3. 5-inch floppy disk continues to control the market throughout the '90s, until it began to fall out of favor.
Floppy disk is 3. 5 inches, with a shell made of hard plastic, most often black or gray, but also come in different colors. The front disc has a label and a rectangular piece of thin metal, which is used to read and write data, appears in the top center. The back of the disk is also plastic and contain a small metal circle in the center contains two small holes, allowing it to be well understood by the floppy disk drive. Floppy disks often come with hard plastic box to protect it from the elements.
Ease of use is a major benefit from a floppy disk. Users insert the disk into the floppy drive, with the first entry with metal parts. Once installed, the computer reads the disk as "removable disk," usually drive E or F. Files can be saved directly to a floppy disk by using the "Save As" and select the function floppy drive or by dragging and dropping files onto the drive from other drives and folders. Users can both add and remove data from disk and save the update file on a floppy disk.
Floppy drive everywhere in the 1990s, with a floppy drive is almost never appear on a computer made. Due to lack, however - have limited file space and be easily damaged, for example - the floppy disk has fallen from public assistance. It has been replaced by CDs and USB drives, with USB drives that appear almost like a floppy disk with the ability to add and delete files. Floppy disks are often not a standard feature on new computers again; often, in fact, users will have to pay extra for a computer with a floppy drive.