Floppy disk sizes ( was Re: Compaq Portable III fails POST? )
cclist at sydex.com
Wed Aug 30 15:17:42 CDT 2006
On 8/30/2006 at 11:19 AM Fred Cisin wrote:
>It's too bad that the 3" didn't carry the field.
What's too bad is that the 3.5" diskettes don't completely seal dust away.
The hub area still represents a way for contaminants (and spilled coffee)
to migrate into the works. But then, given the quality of the blank media
produced over the last 5 years, it probably doesn't matter anyway.
We've still got a a couple of customers with things like CNC equipment and
embroidery machines who are interested in maintaining some sort of floppy
support for their oddball formats under Vista. My inclination is to say
that floppy drives on PCs are going the way of the buggy whip fast--and
that it might be better to sell a floppy emulator to be fit to the original
machine that uses some sort of solid-state removeable memory.
If you were betting on the next 10-15 years, what medium that holds about a
MB or so would you choose?
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