In search of the next storage standard
- Floppy disks led the removable-storage stampede. Wright, Maury // EDN;10/26/2006, Vol. 51 Issue 22, p44
This article recounts the discovery of floppy disks. Floppy disk research started around 1965, and, by 1975, IBM was shipping the peripheral to load microcode into the execution units of its 370 mainframes. The random-access capabilities of the floppy would quickly preempt cassette, cartridge,...
- Rivive the disk drive. // Australian Personal Computer;Dec2003, Vol. 23 Issue 12, p32
Admittedly, there's not much to be said today for the 3.5in floppy. Created by Sony in 1980, the pocket-sized diskette remained one of the longest-serving pieces of PC hardware. And while they've long been surpassed by CDs, flash memory keys and, of course, email â€” for everything from...
- The Continued Value of Optical Storage. Dupont, Dave // AIIM E-DOC;Jan/Feb2005, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p22
This article presents information related to optical storage devices. The use of optical storage has been part of the computer industry for more than 25 years. It has proven itself as a cost-effective mass-market consumable in the form of CDs and DVDs and also as a long-term professional data...
- flopÂ·py disk. // American Heritage Student Science Dictionary;2009, p132
A definition of the term "floppy disk" is presented. It refers to a flexible plastic disk coated with magnetic material and covered by a protective jacket, used for storing data.
- War of the microdisks. Free, John // Popular Science;Dec83, Vol. 223 Issue 6, p156
The article focuses on the development of the high-storage capacity disk floppies. It states that the microdisks were developed to make personal computers more compact and user-friendly. Such disks are sealed in rigid plastic packages to protect them from dust and oily fingers. Several computer...
- Media storage. Griffiths, Roger // New Zealand Doctor;9/12/2007, p34
The article highlights the developments in media storage devices. It cites the emergence of various versions of floppy like storage devices, such as the Iomega Zip Drives in the mid-1990s. It mentions the development of Compact Disk ROM writers, DVDS, CDs, flash memory devices, Blue Ray and USB...
- Movable notch. // Design News;9/18/89, Vol. 45 Issue 18, p51
Explains the function of a sliding notch protector for floppy disks invented by Richard E. Guam. Prevention of damage to the floppy disk from repeated removal of the write-protect tab.
- Make a boot disk (or CD). Harris, Link // Australian PC User;Aug2005, Vol. 17 Issue 8, p98
Presents information on making a boot floppy disk or a compact disc. Purpose of a boot disk; Steps to creating a boot floppy disk; Advice on fixing the problems of a boot disk.
- Bikini Classroom for Windows XP. Warne, Dan // Australian Personal Computer;May2005, Vol. 25 Issue 5, p122
Evaluates the compact disc training tool Lame '80s. Pros and cons of the compact disc; Price of the compact disc.