Three and a Half inch Floppy

  woodchip 21 Feb 13

Just got me thinking, How many still have one of the above? and do you still use it?

Another one for you, Programmers seem to have lost the ability to create small fast programs. It must be that they have become lazy because most have big fast cpu's and hard drives

  WhiteTruckMan 21 Feb 13

I've just checked, and I still have a box containg 6 olivetti 8inch floppy disks, if anyone wants to make me an offer.


  john bunyan 21 Feb 13


I have a 3 1/2" floppy drive built in a a desktop and many old discs. At work, 20 or more years ago in the days of 1.5 gig HD's they were a main method of storage. The trouble is the data on them is in Lotus 123 format so I cant now read them! Have not used one for a few years now. I had a Dutch PC that had A (3 1/2") and a B (5 1/2") drives , but it has sadly departed. I wonder how many know what the B drive was for?

  Aitchbee 21 Feb 13

Still got hundreds of Amiga floppies and several floppy disk drives ... I love the sounds that the diskcopy programs make ... ker-chunk, ker-chunk, ker-chunk, ker-chunk ...

  Mr Mistoffelees 21 Feb 13

Three and a Half inch what?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21 Feb 13


Still got a floppy drive and floppy disks

Still use DOS programs on a floppy to communicate with a signalling system for French locomotives (KVB).

  Al94 21 Feb 13

What I fail to understand is that although technology has moved on so much, the "save" icon is still a floppy disc - none of todays kids will know what one is!

  WhiteTruckMan 21 Feb 13

But kids still know what it means to 'rewind', even if they are at a loss to explain the origin of the word!


  Quickbeam 22 Feb 13

I think I can recall them, I think, what did you say they were they for?

  wiz-king 22 Feb 13

Yes and a five and a quarter inch as well as an Iomega or two.

  carver 22 Feb 13

still have fond memories of using those things and that lovely error message that meant you had lost your work.

Still have a box of 8 that I had stored photos on and now half of them have developed error message so are unreadable.


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