Latest Floppy disk Stories

2011-07-26 13:40:00

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com Have you ever purchased a new electronic device only to find out on the drive home that it has already become obsolete?  Well, don't get to attached to that Blu-ray player, because it seems as if Apple has snubbed it entirely. Apple Inc. is known for its innovation in the technology department, but the high-tech company has also been known to lead the pack in cutting obsolete technology. About 13 years ago, Apple became the first company to take the bold...

2011-07-21 07:08:00

STERLING, Va., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IceWEB, Inc.(TM) (OTCBB: IWEB), www.IceWEB.com, a leading provider of Unified Data Storage and building blocks for cloud storage networks, introduced today its IceWEB 600HC Storage Expansion shelf. With up to 60 3.5" SAS, SSD and/or SATA drives per each 4U 600HC enclosure, one data center rack can be configured for up to 600 disk drives or 1.8 petabytes (1,800,000,000,000,000 bytes) of data storage. The new 600HC expansion shelf enables...

2011-06-30 07:25:00

IRVINE, Calif., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Who can see our confidential data? That's the question BluestSoft, Inc. (http://www.bluestsoft.com) says businesses and individuals alike need to ask themselves before getting rid of their old computers. And the answer can now definitively be "no one" -- provided the new BluestSoft DiskDeleter EX EXE has been used to permanently wipe the hard drive. "Neither erasing files by emptying the recycle bin nor formatting hard drives will destroy data...

2010-12-22 08:30:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMCI), the global leader in server technology innovation and green computing, today announced two new additions to its Double-Sided Storage(TM) family. First, the SC417 supports an industry-leading 88 hot-swap 2.5-inch enterprise-class hard drives in a 4U JBOD configuration. Second, the SC837 supports an industry-leading 28 hot-swap 3.5-inch enterprise drives in a 3U JBOD configuration. Both of these...

2010-10-01 13:11:17

Updating one of the oldest parts of a desktop computer could help shorten start-up times to mere seconds. The upgrade will do away with the 25-year-old PC start-up software known as BIOS that helps the operating system get going. The code was not intended to last this long, which is the reason modern PCs still take so long to start up. BIOS' replacement, UEFI, will replace the ancient software in new PCs by 2011. The acronym stands for Unified Extensible Firmware Interface and is designed...

2010-06-28 10:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Cirago International, a leading manufacturer of multimedia centers, storage and wireless solutions, today announced the launch and immediate availability of its exclusive new CDD2000 USB 3.0 Hard Drive Docking Station. As one of the first SuperSpeed USB 3.0 devices of its kind on the market, the CDD2000 allows home and business users to keep legacy hard drives in service for quick and easy access to archived data or expanded storage options....

2010-04-27 06:45:00

In what could be the final nail in the coffin for the floppy disk, Sony has announced that it will cease production and sales of the decades-old storage medium in March 2011. In most parts of the world, where it had long been replaced by the likes of the CD-ROM and the USB drive, disk sales had already been halted. However, in Japan, Sony reported sales of 12 million floppies last year at a cost of about $6 per 10-pack. That will come to an end next year, however, on the 30th anniversary of...

Latest Floppy disk Reference Libraries

2010-09-08 11:21:22

A floppy disk is a thin, flexible magnetic storage device that is stored in a square or rectangular plastic cover. They are read and written by a floppy disk drive in the computer. There are five major parts of a floppy disk. The read/write heads are on both sides and move together. The drive motor is a small spindle motor that spins in the center, while the stepper number moves at a certain speed to read or write. The mechanical frame is a system of levers that open a protective window,...

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