what will be the fate of the floppy drives in the future pc's?

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India
January 10, 2007 7:48am CST
there was a time when people used to admire their 1.44MB floppy drive in their cpu's what do you think will be their fate in the near future, will they be replaced by the thumb drives, reply with your answer
12 responses
@ricomari (39)
• Philippines
10 Jan 07
Im don't want to use floppy drive in cpu because it will cause virus and drive drive is too small capacity cannot save many files.I want to use like usb drive.
@Asylum (48058)
• Manchester, England
13 Jan 07
A floppy drive does not cause a virus, it simply constitutes a medium through which the virus is transferred along with the infected file. The use of a USB pendrive will make no difference and the virus will still be transferred.
@blindedfox (3315)
• Philippines
24 Jan 07
I think floppy drives will be a thing of the past a few years from now. With the growing popularity of flashdrives, one doesn't ven consider using a floppy disk anymore. =)
• Philippines
18 Jan 07
The floppies are slowly fading, people would rather go for cd and dvd as a storage device. but i among of them i prefer usb flashdrive. it last the longest!
@Asylum (48058)
• Manchester, England
13 Jan 07
Floppy drives started to lose their popularity about 6 or 7 years ago, and the advent of new media has simply hastened the demise.Laptops appeared with no floppy drive quite some time ago and now desktop computers are rapidly following suit, so the prolific use of them is certainly near the end. I am a great admirer of the humble floppy and always have use for it, I even have a spare floppy drive in case my present one develops a fault and I need to change it. It is still a useful item, but sadly will continue to decrease and before long I may be the only user left.
@blueman (16513)
• India
13 Jan 07
floppy drive - outdated floppy dirve
i don't think anybody would be using the floppy drives as they are very unreliable, bulky and most of the time don't work. and for me it has been sometime i had not been using floppy's as i find pen drives mre convenient.
@lameran (1148)
• Indonesia
11 Jan 07
yes for the next year or 2 years .. since ... there is still something that floppy 1.44 can't be replaced .. example .. when u need to install raid or sata drivers when installing winxp (i don't know vista) .. it req the driver must be in 1.44 ...
@okaprd (206)
• Singapore
10 Jan 07
I think it will has same condition as 5 1/2" floppy disk, they will be vanished :)
• United States
10 Jan 07
The last two computers I purchased didn't have floppy drives. I had realized this before I bought the first new one, so I was able to get any info I had stored on floppies and copy it onto other media. I really think floppies are basically obselete at this point.
• India
10 Jan 07
When I started studying computer, there was no harddisk in it. We booted from the floppy and used softwares from it. At that time, PC's had two floppy disks. But today, with the coming of CD,DVD,Flash drives etc the use of Floppy disks are really negligible. People can store about 4GB of data in a very small thumb drive. And when Blu-Ray disk with capacity of 25GB becomes popular, even the CD's will come to extintion. The fate of floppy drives in future PC is simlpe. "THere will not be any trace of it". Instead there will be a Combo drive-for CD,DVD,HD,Blu-Ray.
@adnanmd2 (830)
10 Jan 07
I think those type of floppy disks will rock really!!
• United States
10 Jan 07
I hate to tell you this, but the new computers do not come with a floppy drive anymore. They are coming with cdrw, and dvdrw drives. Now for portability, the thumb drives are better, in that they cam hold more data than the floppy drive, and plug into and usb port, which is now standard. You can still get a floppy drive, and add it to an expansion port if you really need it.
@abednego7 (1060)
• Philippines
10 Jan 07
Its about to face its extinction the advent of flash dish and other external storage devices will do it. Since these devices are more handy and less vulnerable than floppy disk. It just a matter of time when these devices become more economical and practical to use and then floppy disk will be faced out.