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uk said the end of floppy disks could cause problems for those with data stored on them, but claimed some shops will enable data to be transferred to a new storage format.
So, when you typed the English paper, you used hardware (the keyboard and computer), software (the information used to tell your computer how to work), RAM (short-term memory chips), and the hard drive or a floppy disk (long-term memory).
It's as portable as a floppy disk, so you can take it with you to download images from camera to computer when you're on the road.
Nonwovens for floppy disk liners form a competitive field for newcomers to join, as the nonwovens must meet very severe requirements.
According to Hartery, demand for floppy disks was somewhat soft during the first quarter of 1995.
The BIOS also supports legacy operation of a USB keyboard and mouse, as well as booting from a USB floppy disk, USB keys, and other USB-connected mass storage devices.
It also reads floppy disk, Zip, Jaz, MO, IDE, and SCSI drives.
Substituting the correct DOS drivers for the ones on the floppy disk will probably work--but this is a workaround that shouldn't be necessary.
Software installation consisted of running a program from a floppy disk and then using an included cartridge that contains a variety of utility programs.
Viruses are spread in these ways: by transfering executable files from off a floppy disk, from off a network or by downloading an executable file through a modem.
The new LS-120 floppy disk announced last week by 3M and Matsushita-Kotobuki Electronics Industries Ltd.
MD DATA is the first truly portable high-capacity removable storage, and it has the potential to be the floppy disk of the multimedia age.