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Used a floppy disk today!!

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Had to flash my bios, so i dug out the old floppy. Turned it all on, they are ever so loud! they are very very slow too i think mine was 1.4mb in total size. Was very weird considering my computer has an overall storage capacity of 3000GB! What are the average rpm of floppys?
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I use them everyday.







As drink coasters on my desk, no joke they work kinda well.
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You do know you can flash with a usb drive right ?
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Somenamehere View Post
You do know you can flash with a usb drive right ?
and its pretty easy with gigabyte boards ;p
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You do know you can flash with a usb drive right ?
My board wouldn't have non of it.
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Epic win! I didnt know a modern Mobo would run a floppy drive epic...
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Epic win! I didnt know a modern Mobo would run a floppy drive epic...
There are things such as usb floppy drives. i have one in my desk for just in case I ever need a floppy drive.
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I haven't used one since 2008. I am hoping I won't ever have to again.
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I have a usb powered 5 1/4" floppy drive somewhere...a guy bought it about 10 years ago now to try and get data off of litterally thousands of 5" floppys he made while getting his PhD. Only about half of them were still readable. He let me have it when he was done. I should have that sitting on my desk if for nothing else then a conversation piece.

Buy yeah...I was a little annoyed when my latest, greatest mother board purchase still had a FPP conector. They could have put another IDE controller or something. That MIGHT get used though certainly not by me.
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 6/7/11 at 9:05am
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