Presentation on theme: "Floppy Disk Floppy disk is removable storage media. The traditional floppy disk is 1.44 MB. Data is recorded on tracks and sectors."— Presentation transcript:
Floppy Disk Floppy disk is removable storage media. The traditional floppy disk is 1.44 MB. Data is recorded on tracks and sectors.
Diskette / Floppy Disk Uses - To store and transport word processing, spreadsheet, and other types of files. Structure of diskette -Flat circular pieces of Mylar plastic that have been coated with a magnetic material.
Characteristics of Diskette - To protect them from accidentally being erased, floppy disks have a write-protect notch. - A write-protect notch is a small opening in the corner of the floppy disk with a tab that you slide to cover or expose the notch. - If the write-protect notch is exposed, or open, the drive cannot write on the diskette. - If the write-protect is covered, or closed the drive can write on the diskette.
--- - The write-protect notch only affects the floppy disk drives capability of writing on the disk. - Floppy disk drive can read from a floppy disk whether the write-protect notch is open or closed.
Floppy Disk Drive (FDD) - FDD is a device that can read from and write on a floppy disk. - Desktop pc usually have a floppy drive installed inside the system unit. - If a computer has one floppy disk drive, the drive usually is designated drive A; - If the computer has two floppy disk drives, the second one usually is designated drive B;