Features of floppy disk

A floppy disk(diskette) is a flexible magnetic disk made out of a circular polyester substrate(with a central hole) covered with magnetic oxide and permanently contained within a stiff jacket line with a cleaning agent. Here is a discussion about the Features of the floppy disk to understand more about this topic.

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Features of Floppy disk


Floppy diskettes which are thin squares are used by the floppy drive. The floppy drive's primary job is to read and write data to floppy diskettes.


Floppy drives and diskettes are still available to computer users for storing data that does not require a lot of space. A floppy diskette, for example, may hold numerous word-processing documents and low-quality photos but not many video or audio files. 

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The most common floppy disk size is 3½  inches. It features a strong plastic casing with a metal shutter that protects the read-write slot. Floppy disks generally have a capacity of 1.4 megabytes. A previous kind of  5¼ inch diameter contained in a flexible paper envelope is now outdated. 

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