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Panasonic 3.5" Disk Drive

physical object

Identifier
2010.1.24
Description
The 3.5" Floppy Disk was introduced by Sony in 1980. In 1983 single sided 3.5" disk drives were released widely, followed by double-sided versions in 1984, and high density, double-sided diskettes in 1986 that could store 1.44 MB. The 3.5" magnetic floppy was a very common portable storage for personal computers in the late 1980s and 1990s , but were outmatched for capacity and speed in the early 2000s by optical CD and DVD disks, which were in turn replaced by USB flash drives in the 2010s.
Related Term
Magnetic Disks (is described by)
External links
Wikipedia
computer - how stuff works
Related people
Systems Design Undergraduate Lab (had as donor)
Evan Wolfe (had as documentarian)