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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 10-27-2007, 07:50 AM Thread Starter
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Who still uses floppy discs

I was going though my parts closet and found a pile of floppy drives. Got me thinking, who uses these anymore except for installing windows that doesn't support most SATA chipsets.
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lol, what is a floppy disc????
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I said no but we still have them at work and some info is on them. All the new machines dont even have the reader though. Our older storage O-Scopes still use them.
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havent used those in ages!
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3.5" or 5.25"? lol....
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I used one a few weeks ago to make a memtest86 boot disk. Other than that, it's been several years since I even touched a 3.5" floppy, much less a 5.25".
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Haven't used them for myself in a few years, but I still have both sizes hanging around. Got some 5.25" boxed up with the Commodore 64, I'm sure, and some odds and ends 3.5" for the odd repair job with old school floppy drive, win 9x puters...
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I had to buy a reader but yes i still have some,, guess im old fashioned
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5.25 is a dino-disc by now........ lol
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I voted yes but havent used them forever for myself. But my aunt had a old mac and wanted some files off of it to her new laptop (Big jump) so I had to put it all on floppys and then on my computer then put it on disc them to her laptop lol
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It's sad, I still have a few 5.25 drives ranging from 360KB to 1.2MB and boxes upon boxes of discs.
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My mom was upset that her new PC at work didn't have a floppy drive. She didn't know how she was going to back things up. I then introduced her to the flash drive. lol I still use one for XP boot disks but that's about it.
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Shit son, everyone knows the 8" floppy is where its at, mang.

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Shit son, everyone knows the 8" floppy is where its at, mang.


and laser discs were the ultimate movie format, cuz bigger is always better, lol.

Laser Disc compared to DVD
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I still use them for boot disks and disk controller drivers, everything else I use SD cards, external HDDs and USB sticks for. Heck.... the CD burner is often collecting dust.
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