Floppy Drive
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A Floppy Drive - A device that allows your computer to read floppy disks.

In the past there were three types of floppy drives. The first type was a 10" floppy. The second was a 5 1/4" floppy. Both of these floppies were flexible media in a flexible jacket.

The third and most commonly used floppy today is the 3 1/2" floppy disk. This disk can hold up to 1.44 MB of data on it. Even though it is encased in a hard plastic cover, it still uses flexible media.

By default the first floppy drive is shown as the A: drive on your PC computer.

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