Still using floppy diskette?

Philippines
April 6, 2008 8:55am CST
are you still using the 1.44 mb floppy diskette?
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8 responses
• Philippines
19 Apr 08
i used floppy diskettes about 5 years ago.. but not now, i would never choose it over my 8GB flash drive
• United States
10 Apr 08
I have not used a floppy in over 5 years! They are obselete IMO. With flash drives and optical drives, and the fact that most programs will not even fit on a floppy anymore, I don't see the point in it! I don't even have a floppy drive in any of my computers.
@bayernfan (1430)
• Canada
6 Apr 08
I personally do not use a floppy drive anymore and haven't for years. With installation files for most programs being so much larger nowadays, FDDs are only good for the most basic of divers anyway. With USB flash drives becoming much more capable in terms of storage capacity as well as the ability to be bootable and recognized be almost all new systmes, the FDD is beyond obsolete. I do not include a Floppy Drive in any new build. I do, however, come into contact with FDDs still if I am required to deal with older systems. Some people still use and rely on them, so they haven't completely gone away yet.
@howard96h (11643)
• New York, New York
6 Apr 08
I love the flash drives/memory sticks to store my files, photos and music. They are easy to transport and you can put in a passcode so no one can access it.
@Asylum (48054)
• Manchester, England
6 Apr 08
Yes, and I intend to be using them for a lot longer. I remember the suggestions around the late 1990s that floppies were becoming obsolete, but they still have the same value as before. A floppy disk is useful for installing drivers when installing an operating system and also useful for creating an answer file to accompany an unattended installation. I even have a spare floppy drive so that I can replace it if my current one fails.
• India
6 Apr 08
Not at all using them. Why we should in for floppy when we have more fast medium which can store more data. I am now commonly using dvd's or cd's to store data, and my pen drives for transferring data. What about you. I think in this fast life nobody wants to waste time by using an old method to store data.
• India
6 Apr 08
Not at all using them. Why we should in for floppy when we have more fast medium which can store more data. I am now commonly using dvd's or cd's to store data, and my pen drives for transferring data. What about you. I think in this fast life nobody wants to waste time by using an old method to store data.
• United States
6 Apr 08
I used to have a little box full of them when I had my first computer but I haven't used those in a while. Right now I am using the memory sticks. I don't know if that's what they are called but that is what I am using right now. I like those better because you can clip them onto your keys and not lose them.