floppy drive


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Financial.

floppy drive

References in periodicals archive ?
This can be done because - probably by chance - the pins on an SD card perfectly align to the individual wires on a floppy drive cable.
2 computer maker said floppy drives had been overtaken by technologies such as USB flash memory, which offers greater storage capacity, and would become an option on its Dimension 8250 models.
The first 51/4in floppy drive was introduced by Shugart Associates in 1976 to be compatible with IBM's mainframe computers, then made the transition to the company's early personal computers.
Then I pulled the DiskOnKey out of my laptop's USB port and inserted it into the USB port on my wife's laptop, which has a floppy drive.
Many sophisticated technology users find the ultimate in computing versatility is achieved through the hot-swappable multi-drive bays (including removable CD-RW and DVD-ROM drives), optional second 10 GB hard drive(3), floppy drive and an optional battery bay with the Sony VAIO PCG-XG Series.
Users no longer need to swap out the CD or floppy drive as in many notebook designs in order to use the battery," said Steve Lin, President, Kiwi Computer, Inc.
We've combined two essential components, a floppy drive and a 7-n-1 media card reader, as a solution for users that need these components, but do not have them built into their computer," said Tony Shahbaz, president and CEO of I/OMagic Corporation.
Yes, the low end is still being served: Imation is filling the most basic storage niche in the Apple universe with a USB floppy drive targeted, of course, at those Macs which Jobs long ago decreed should have no rotating storage onboard at all.
2 pounds, including an AC adapter and CD-ROM drive, which can be swapped out for a floppy drive.
3 GB hard drive, ATI Rage Pro Turbo 3D graphics with 4MB memory, 56K V90 fax/modem, floppy drive, two USB and game ports.
which has decided to put the new high-capacity floppy drive in two of its Deskpro office computers as a standard feature starting April 2.
Many readers will recall that the original IBM PC was equipped with a connector for a cassette tape drive--the tape drive and a floppy drive were available storage for this first PC.