January 9, 2017

How Old School Floppy Drives Worked


In this episode of The 8-Bit Guy we take an in depth look at what life was like using floppy disks. Floppy disks are more interesting than pretty much any other older storage medium...


Technically floppy drives had been in use since 1971 in the business market, usually in the form of large 8-inch disks. These things were huge, and you can see where they got the name floppy disk from. These are probably most well-known from the movie WarGames, which came out in 1983. But interestingly enough, nobody was using 8-inch disks in 1983...

(by The 8-Bit Guy)