do you still use diskettes?

Philippines
August 15, 2007 3:07am CST
in our fast-paced world today, you can do many things in just one click. cellphones are becoming smaller and more compact. millions of transistors can now be integrated in one single chip. diskettes are now being replaced with flash disks. laptops and notebook computers now omit floppy drives. why? because the old 3.5-inch diskettes are becoming obsolete. they now have usb drives in place of floppy drives. flash disks have more memory than diskettes. one diskette can store up to 1.44 MB of data. on the other hand, flash disks can store GB of data! before, we use diskettes for saving documents especially when submitting assignments and projects to our teachers. today, assignments can be passed via email. most of the time, teachers use the power point and lcd projectors in their discussions. it's much simpler this way. students can now ask for copies using flash disks. but i still use diskettes, they are useful for troubleshooting via DOS. how about you? do you still use diskettes? for what? =)
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10 responses
• Malaysia
15 Aug 07
No longer my dear dear friend. But I cannot response to your point o discussion with long text to ear more; because you have describes all of my answers that I should produce. Only for one answer, diskettes now become more expensive compare to CDR and CDR-W.
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• Malaysia
15 Aug 07
sorry for my mistypo......TO EARN MORE and NOT TO EAR MORE..sorry for my small stupid mistake!!!
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• Philippines
15 Aug 07
that's ok. i can still understand you even with typos. yeah i forgot to point out expenses too. thanks! =)
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• Malaysia
15 Aug 07
thanks for your re-visiting my poor texts.
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@mykmari_08 (2465)
• Philippines
16 Aug 07
Yes, I still do. Inspite of the advancement in technology, I have no choice but to use diskettes; because my pc here in the office only accepts diskettes. I'm not yet given an upgraded pc until now. There are reports which we have to submit to our regulatory bodies locally, so we use diskettes everytime.
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• Philippines
16 Aug 07
yes, there are still establishments that still use old computers so diskettes would still come in handy for those. =)
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• Singapore
16 Aug 07
I hardly use diskettes every since I possess a thumbdrive. But I will still keep some of them for emergency usage like booting using diskette in DOS.
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• Philippines
16 Aug 07
yeah..it's better to keep some for emergency purposes. =)
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
15 Aug 07
Hi josan181237! Our world is getting so high-tech and to be honest with you, I really can't keep up with all the new technologies nowadays. Life is getting easier and convenient but OMG so complicated. However, it's been a long time since I used diskettes. Anyway I am not so much a techie person, but my hubby have USBs for his use. have a nice day and take care!
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• Philippines
16 Aug 07
yup you can now get things in an instant. easy and fast. we many never know..maybe in a few years USBs will be phased out..maybe bluetooth will take over. hehe =)
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@bluishrose (2291)
• Philippines
15 Aug 07
I still have or use diskettes though i have a usb drive. Sometimes its for emergency purposes that there are some computers that are low end and can't read usb drives specially in offices. Specially for oldies who still are not familiar with other types of storage.
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• Philippines
15 Aug 07
yeah old computers don't have usb drives so it's better to keep some spare diskettes at home. =)
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@milott (2647)
• India
15 Aug 07
Yes, i still use to copy my word documents and get it printed in the nearest dtp center as i don't have a printer at home and they don't have a usb drive for my pendrive!!
• Philippines
15 Aug 07
they don't have a usb drive? lol. their computers must be old. _
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@djmarion (4901)
• Philippines
15 Aug 07
not anymore since diskette can only contain limited files because of its low capacity of memory. i use usb or flash disk instead.
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@lexus54 (3576)
• Singapore
16 Aug 07
3.5-inch diskettes are arcade. I have stopped using them for more than 3 years now, although I have some old data stored on diskettes from work done in the past. I guess the data is also obsolete or of little value now. The last two PCs I bought in recent years also didn't come with any floppy drives, so even if I wanted to read my diskettes I didn't have the reader to do so. I wouldn't want to go out to the shops to buy an external floppy diskette drive, because the price is certainly not worth it for the little benefit that I will get out of it. I'd rather save that money and buy a flash drive instead.
• Philippines
16 Aug 07
but if the data is really important, you can go to internet cafes maybe they have a floppy drive there so you could read the data from your diskette. =)
@lexus54 (3576)
• Singapore
16 Aug 07
That's an option open. What I do though is to cannibalize older computers and keep the working floppy drive in my cabinet. I don't mount it in any of my current PCs, but if I have to I can just connect it up to my PCs and have it installed. I have kept the drive for a few years now, and found that I never had to use it, so maybe another year down the road, I will just throw it away.
• Philippines
16 Aug 07
if you don't find it useful, then it's better to sell it. =)
16 Aug 07
No,i dont use floppy disk anymore,they r outdated now.we can just store 1.44 mb of data in them & they just get in to piece of junk within a second.now a days their r cd's with the space in GB.we can write a cd in few minutes & carry the data nywhere & the do not spoil very easily n r easy to handle.next thing in the market now a days r the pendrives,they r available in so so small sizes that u will not feel that u r carrying one in ur pocket.they r costly but r to useful.we can access them at ny place or at ny comp n we dont need a cd burner or ny other device to access them as they can be directly attached to comp with a u.s.b port.
• Philippines
17 Aug 07
yeah.. and the cost of pendrives are reasonable because they are convenient and they can store GB of data. it's better than buying boxes of diskettes which are fast becoming obsolete. =)
@mastinet (467)
• India
16 Aug 07
No we donot use diskettes any more now. Since many more devices have took the place of those 3.5 inches floppy diskettes. Since flash drives, pen drives and many other devices having huge storage space of morem than 2 GB and much more are now available at much cheap prices soI donot think anyone will like to use those floppy diskettes. Diskettes have lots of problem. Low disk apace of 1.45 Mb, get corrupted very frequently and slow data transfer are some of its disadvantages. I think diskettes are now obsolute
• Philippines
16 Aug 07
yeah they are now obsolete but there are still some people who use them. especially those with computers that have floppy drives. =)