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    Post by Marc™ on Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:59 pm

    Do you still have or use floppy disks?



    I have a whole box of 3.5 floppies from back in the days of my first computer, but of course no PC made in the last decade has a floppy drive....so they sit collecting dust.




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    Post by Alan Smithee on Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:16 pm

    I've got a couple laying around but they haven't been used since I don't know when.



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    Post by Shale on Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:21 pm

    I took everything I had saved on them and put it on CD. I still have a Dell tower with a floppy drive but finally threw out all the floppies after running a strong magnet over them.

    Besides having limited memory they failed quite often and would not open so it wasn't too reliable for storage.




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    Post by Bluesmama on Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:25 pm

    I still use them, yes.



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    Post by Nystyle709 on Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:26 pm

    LOL. Nah.



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    Post by wants2laugh on Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:44 pm

    you call THAT a floppy??? THAT is not a floppy.... THIS is a floppy



    Floppy_disk_5.25_inch by rainydal74, on Flickr


    This was the drive, and my first computer along with the CASSETTE TAPE that we had before the floppy drives lol They were my Christmas of 1981 presents... and I still have them in the closet and they STILL work! lol I eventually got a C=64 and that had a word processor.. pretty advanced for the times

    th_datassette_glosonic_01 by rainydal74, on Flickr
    th_diskdrive_vc1540_01 by rainydal74, on Flickr

    th_computer_vic20_01 by rainydal74, on Flickr





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    Post by AtownPeep on Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:52 pm

    Nope got rid of all them a long long time ago. I didn't use them that much anyway because from what I remember the capacity of them wasn't that big.




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    Post by femme fatale on Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:02 am

    wants2laugh wrote:you call THAT a floppy??? THAT is not a floppy.... THIS is a floppy



    Floppy_disk_5.25_inch by rainydal74, on Flickr


    This was the drive, and my first computer along with the CASSETTE TAPE that we had before the floppy drives lol They were my Christmas of 1981 presents... and I still have them in the closet and they STILL work! lol I eventually got a C=64 and that had a word processor.. pretty advanced for the times

    th_datassette_glosonic_01 by rainydal74, on Flickr
    th_diskdrive_vc1540_01 by rainydal74, on Flickr

    th_computer_vic20_01 by rainydal74, on Flickr


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    Post by Impact on Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:40 am

    No I transferred all the data I had on those things that I wanted to keep to my zip drive and then later to CD-Rom. 3.5's were a joke and I used to have a computer with a malfunctioning A: Drive that would randomly erase disks. Glad they became obsolete, everything about them was limited and unreliable.



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    Post by Cheaps on Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:10 am

    Haven't seen an actual floppy disk since I was in grade school.




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    Post by Alan Smithee on Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:36 am

    W2L, you are obsessed with size, aren't you? Wink



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    Post by Chris on Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:58 pm

    Floppy's were about four computers ago for me. I haven't used one since around 2000. That was when I was in college, so most of what went on them was just school-related anyway. In the garbage they went.



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