Do you still use a floopy disk?

@icecubic (1851)
Indonesia
February 10, 2010 6:09am CST
A few years ago a floopy disk is the easiest and cheapest removable disk in our computer when the flashdisk's cost was too expensive. But today all of us prefer using flashdisk as the capacity higher and as not expensive as before. Do you still use floopy disk??
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20 responses
• United States
10 Feb 10
My laptop and my pc do not even have a area to accept floppy disks.
• China
27 Feb 10
the same to me. 10 years ago ,there were some pcs or laptops had the floppy disk driver. but today,i can touch no one with it.the evolution progress of IT tech is so fast.the users are almostly driven by the tech.many conversant equip were in the museum.
• United States
14 Feb 10
I don't use floppy disks, I use flashdrives :D
• Bangladesh
13 Feb 10
No, my friend. The days of using floppy disks are over. Even the flash memory disk are available at cheaper rates with much more storage. Who else is going to use floppy disks now as they can't store much. Have a great day.
@flzabala (42)
• Philippines
13 Feb 10
Floppy disks are history already. Flash disks have larger capacities. Nowadays that files needed more larger storage, the it would be best off with a flash drive.
@valkerion (1831)
• United Kingdom
12 Feb 10
I still got a floppy disk drive (an external one). You never know what you will need to back up. Once everything went wrong, but I needed a 1MB file. Thank God I had my external floppy !
@shhheila (1847)
• Philippines
12 Feb 10
hmmmm years ago, i used floppy disk but now flash disks are more handy and have more memory, im just careful in inserting them to other pcs, maybe i could get a virus!!! flash disks are much cheaper now and it depends on the memory. have a good day to all!
• India
11 Feb 10
Now a days, the computer or laptop do not have any floppy drives. That era have gone. Only the USB ports are available. Floppy drives can be found only in old computers. The number of USB ports in a computer is much more than any ports available in a computer. Every thing is done with a pen drive with higher memory capacity. Why should we go for that? or what is the need of using a Floppy drive?
@pandaeyes (2068)
11 Feb 10
We only have one computer that can take floppy discs. It is an old windows 95 computer and it is in pieces in a cupboard. There are two older machines in our roof that also take floppies but only single sided floppies while the PC used double sided floppies. They are almost obsolete but some repair people have an external floppy drive in case they must run diagnostic commands from a floppy disc. Floppies would get corrupted quite quickly if you had to run the program from them. We had an old computer that ran 5 1/4 inch floppies once, they were much bigger in a cardboard wallet. I am quite glad we now have CD's and DVD's.
@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
11 Feb 10
is there anyone still using it now? i think it is already obsolete.
@May2k8 (4881)
• Indonesia
10 Feb 10
I still have a floppy, but it seems obsolete and would rather use a smaller and can hold more data than buying a disk that is not enough to fill a variety of file. I usually use a flash disk fit in the bag and not have to bother with the place.
@Mady2791 (547)
• United States
10 Feb 10
Yes I have used them not long ago. I was checking something from college, and work stuff. :)
@phoenix8606 (4978)
10 Feb 10
hi! No, I don't use any floppy disks and the laptop that i use now also haven't got any floppy disk device. I don't think there are still people, who are using the floppy disks anymore
• Philippines
10 Feb 10
Most but not all people whose works depends on computers preferred using flash disk or flash drives because of its capability to keep or save large amount of data than a floppy disk. Aside from being with higher capacity, it has come a lot affordable as the time goes by. Manufacturers of laptops and notebooks are configuring their products with no floppy disk drives included because of the handy USB technology.
@myzire72 (1157)
• Singapore
10 Feb 10
Yes I do, though not very frequent. The only floppy disk that I have is a Windows start-up disk. I use it when my computer cannot start for some reason. This is a very handy tool, yet in the most primitive form. Other than that, I don't have any other use for floppy disks. Nowadays, with the price of flash memory cards being so cheap, and with larger capacity than a floppy, the floppy will soon be a thing of the past.
@adhyz82 (36263)
• Indonesia
10 Feb 10
i think floopy disk is now rare to be founded.i think it`s hard to believe that there are still people use floopy disk.
@ridwan08 (1184)
• Indonesia
10 Feb 10
no. im not using floopy disk again.i prefer using flashdisk because have high capacity and i have shape of unique flashdisk.i like it.and flasdick practical to use.and i agree with you that flashdisk now have low price than a few years ago.Good Luck Thanks
• United Kingdom
10 Feb 10
These are very old now and I don't think anyone uses them anymore, I certainly don't. They are very limited in terms of disk space now. I have space for a floppy disk drive in my computer but I don't think I will be purchasing a floppy disk drive. I tend to rely on the usb memory stick drives now; they are far more convenenient. Andrew
@newtalent (1114)
• United States
10 Feb 10
LOL , i do on my old gateway on files that i have to keep for a long time. AS long as i have this pc I am good. I dont think I can get the internal ones but i know i can get the external one pretty cheap online. So yes I do use the dinosaur one now and then.
@kar295rocks (2119)
• India
10 Feb 10
My computer does not even have a slot of floppy disk! Who would even consider using one! It is just a matter of few megabytes! A 1.2 MB floppy = Rs.20 Now, a 1 TB hard disk = Rs.6000 For a 1 TB floppy [not likely to persist] = 62917.5 Rupees! Ha ha ! Kidding!
@jpso138 (7842)
• Philippines
10 Feb 10
I think I have stopped using floopy disk for about 5 years already. Ever since the flash disc and other storage items were introduced, I find it much convenient and secure to use them other than the floppy disc.