Does your PC stil have a floppy disk drive?

Philippines
February 12, 2007 5:15am CST
I mean those drives where you insert a 3.5" diskette. Mine doesn't have those anymore. How about you? Does anyone still actually use a diskette nowadsys?
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• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
9 Mar 07
My PC does have a floppy disk unit, which is normal considering this computer is 7 years old already. Nowadays new modern computers often don't have floppy anymore, but i am happy that i still have it, because sometimes it can still be useful.
• Philippines
12 Mar 07
Yeah.. Today's technology really moves quite fast.. I won't be surprised when CDROMs get phased out any moment.
@catcai (1057)
• Philippines
5 Mar 07
Yes my computer still has a 3.5" floppy drive. And yes we do still use it here, in the philippines, since were not really that much updated yet when it comes to technology. Though Usb's are starting to sell well but can be quite pricy at a thousand pesos average. And its the cheapest removable file storage i know- its costs like 25 pesos here or 50 cents in USD- so pretty cheap though you only have a 1.44MB limit to the file size you can store.
• Philippines
9 Mar 07
I do live in the Philippines too. I still sometimes use diskettes, albeit, rarely.. =) USB pendrivesa re much more convenient and dependable.
• United States
25 Feb 07
my computer doesn't have a floppy drive anymore, but my other one does, although its really old lol...i don't like floppies even when i did use them they are to unreliable for me they would always get messed up or something and then i'd lose all the information that was on them and get frustrated becuase then id have to start over, so i use cds now, more space, less errors
• Philippines
5 Mar 07
Haha yeah. Diskettes tend to have lots of errors especially if used over and over again. =) Have a nice day! =)
@sjohnson628 (3197)
• United States
25 Feb 07
my old one did but not my newer one that is a year old now...it seems they r obsolete now with the dvd/cd drive....hmmmmmm...
• Philippines
5 Mar 07
Yeah.. Floppy disk drives will soon be phased out, thanks to pendrives and CDRWs..
• India
25 Feb 07
i have the floopy drive but i did not use it i usually use now cd writter
• Philippines
5 Mar 07
Haha yeah. Floppy disks are rarely used nowadays. Thanks for the response!
@lols189 (4797)
12 Feb 07
no mine also doesnt have a floppy disk drive as i have got a new computer from 2006
• Philippines
25 Feb 07
I see.. That's nice. =) Thanks for reponding!
@ezzrssi (11192)
• Italy
12 Feb 07
yes i have still floppy disk,is not much used now
• Philippines
25 Feb 07
yeah. I rarely use that drive nowadays, thanks to pendrives and stuff similar to it.
@ryanphil01 (4185)
• Philippines
2 May 07
my computer does have a floppy drive but i never used it anymore. my pc has also a cd drive which i use often for my rewritable cds for soring files. hopefully i can buy pendrive or flash drive later on when i have extra money.
• Philippines
2 May 07
for some good reason why people still using diskette beacause not to expensive and readily available.. I still have a 3 1/2 floppy drive on my computer for special purposes only
@info2go (241)
• Philippines
18 Mar 07
We bought this computer on 2002 and yes it still has that 1.4mb floppy drive. Haven't used A: for about the last 3 years, the last time it was used was when the computer was reformatted, we had to use a 'bootdisk'. I still remember when I was in the 3rd grade that we used to buy those neat DOS games in diskettes for 20pesos each copy, hehe.. Had some pretty good time with diskettes too. I also recall when windows95 was the only decent OS and you used to have (correct me if I'm wrong) approximately 20+ windows95 floppies to install it. Now technology can offer you 12 GB storage in your pendrive in just as big as a pocket torch (lol!). Blu-ray DVdiscs also seems to be the upcoming trend when it comes to laser media. Anyway, I sure will miss all those floppies for I really had associated some great times from the past with it.
@sjohnson628 (3197)
• United States
25 Feb 07
my old one did but not my newer one that is a year old now...it seems they r obsolete now with the dvd/cd drive....hmmmmmm...