Current Types of Storage:
Floppy Disks

1.  The Physical Contents of a Floppy Disk (3.5 inch)


picture adapted from: Discovering Computers 2000 (see below)
picture taken from: http://webclass.cqu.edu.au/Units/81120_FOCT_
Hardware/Study_Material/Study_Guide/chap3/sec1p1.html

2.  Characteristics of a Floppy Disk


 

3.  How It Works

picture adapted from: Discovering Computers 2000 (see below)

5.  Advantages and Disadvantages

6.  Storage Capacity
7.  Cost Per Megabyte (assuming 1.44 MB) picture taken from: http://cgl.microsoft.com/clipgallerylive/default.asp
Zip Disks and SuperDisks


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Last Edited On May 14, 2000

Information for this page based largely upon:
Shelly, Gary B., et al.  Discovering Computers
    2000: Concepts for a Connected World.
    Cambridge: Course Technology, 1999.