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    Say goodbye to the 3.5 inch floppy disk

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    Re: This Made Me Lol

    Quote Originally Posted by ssj6akshat View Post
    I spotted some in a couple of local shops a few months ago. And yes, I have a seldom used USB floppy drive. I've even got a couple of 5.25" drives in a cupboard somewhere.
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    Re: This Made Me Lol

    You'd be surprised how frequently they are used in some places.

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    Re: This Made Me Lol

    Sony saw its Japanese sales of floppies decline from a record 47 million disks in fiscal 2002 to 12 million in fiscal 2009.
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    Re: This Made Me Lol

    Well I still have an old computer that has a floppy drive and a software to format it. Although I never use it just there to fill in the drive space.

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    Re: This Made Me Lol

    Quote Originally Posted by Koh Kook Loon View Post
    Well I still have an old computer that has a floppy drive and a software to format it. Although I never use it just there to fill in the drive space.
    I too have a floppy drive on the computer I am using but yeah I am now using USB storage Devices(I skipped the CD era altogether,was still using floppies to share data then)

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    Re: This Made Me Lol

    what made me lol more that they sold 12 million floppies!
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    Re: This Made Me Lol

    It's not that surprising (or funny).

    There are a ton of legacy systems that still use them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grenage View Post
    It's not that surprising (or funny).

    There are a ton of legacy systems that still use them.
    As well as the previously mentioned USB device my old desktop still has a 3.5" floppy drive, useful for booting with Smart Boot Manager when a bootable CD doesn't boot for some reason, even though the BIOS supposedly supports boot from CD.
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    Re: This Made Me Lol

    That said, I swear they made better disks back in the 80s/90s; these days they seem to go bad after a few uses. Either that, or drives are poorer quality.

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