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Floppy Disk
Floppy Disk
Floppy Disk
Floppy Disk
Floppy Disk

Floppy Disk

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• Short-Sleeve Lightweight T-Shirt
• 65% Polyester / 35% Ring-Spun Cotton
• Fabric weight: 4.5 oz (153 g/m2)
• Pre-shrunk
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
• Double-stitched sleeves and bottom hem

This shirt is so soft that the ‘90s wants it back.

  • Short-Sleeve Lightweight T-Shirt
  • 65% Polyester / 35% Ring-Spun Cotton
  • Fabric weight: 4.5 oz (153 g/m2)
  • Pre-shrunk
  • Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
  • Double-stitched sleeves and bottom hem

When you had homework for your Computer Subject in the 1990s, you probably had to turn it in on a Floppy Disk. 

The Floppy Disk is a digital storage device made up of a disk of thin and flexible magnetic storage medium and a rectangular plastic case. You can access data using the Floppy Disk Drive, a similar concept for the creation of the compact disc. It was highly used in the 1970s all throughout the 1990s. 

The world’s first floppy disk was created in 1967 at the IBM facilities in California. It was created as an alternative to buying expensive hard drives. It comes in different sizes as the floppy disks were developed.

Floppy disk sizes: 

8-inch floppy disks

5 ¼-inch floppy disks

3 ½-inch floppy disks

The 8-inch floppy disks were made of 200 mm flexible diskette and could hold about 80 kilobytes of data. Originally, it was only a read-only storage device. In 1972, a read-write version was created by Memorex. 

In 1976, the 5 ¼-inch floppy disks were developed. It has 1,200 kilobytes storage capacity made up in 133 mm of the disc. The most common sizes sold on the market were 360 KB and 1.2 MB.

The final version of the floppy disk is the 3 ½-inch floppy disks popularized in the 1980s and the 1990s. It can store up to 1,400 kilobytes of data. The most common sizes on the market were 720 KB and 1.4 MB.

Both the 8-inch and the 5 ¼-inch floppy disks used flexible plastic casings, which could be described as “floppy.” The 3 ½-inch had a more rigid case and a slide-in-place metal cover. It also had blank stickers where you could write on and label the disks. 

Back in 1993, iD software released Doom using floppy disks. If you had two floppy disk drives, you can easily copy the originals. This made Doom the first pirated game in floppy disks!

Find out more details by watching a video on how floppy disks work. And if you’re curious if anyone still uses floppy disks, watch this video

Launched on: March 31, 2020