Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Aug 2012 12:07 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Hardware, Embedded Systems "n the fall of 1977, I experimented with a newfangled PC, a Radio Shack TRS-80. For data storage it used - I kid you not - a cassette tape player. Tape had a long history with computing; I had used the IBM 2420 9-track tape system on IBM 360/370 mainframes to load software and to back-up data. Magnetic tape was common for storage in pre-personal computing days, but it had two main annoyances: it held tiny amounts of data, and it was slower than a slug on a cold spring morning. There had to be something better, for those of us excited about technology. And there was: the floppy disk."
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RE[2]: 3.5" floppy capacities
by zima on Fri 31st Aug 2012 06:05 UTC in reply to "RE: 3.5" floppy capacities"
zima
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2005-07-06

Also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2M_(DOS) & its See also

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RE[3]: 3.5" floppy capacities
by MOS6510 on Fri 31st Aug 2012 06:08 in reply to "RE[2]: 3.5" floppy capacities"
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2011-05-12

This doesn't ring a bell and seems for PCs, but it's the same idea.

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RE[4]: 3.5" floppy capacities
by zima on Fri 31st Aug 2012 07:15 in reply to "RE[3]: 3.5" floppy capacities"
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2005-07-06

That also reminds me: LS-240 can apparently ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LS-120 ) write 32 MiB onto a standard floppy - only in write-all-at-once "burn" mode of sorts, but still... whoa.

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