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floppy disk

  • portable magnetic disk on which data and programs are stored
  • magnetic disk contained within a rigid plastic case
  • storage capacity of 1.44mb
  • used for transferring small files
  • less useful today due to small storage capacity, and the fact that most computers no longer have a floppy disk drive

hard disks

  • main storage device for a computer and holds data and programs
  • large storage capacity
  • flat, circular, rigid plate with a surface that can be magnitised on both sides where data is stored
  • can be internal or removable
  • portable hard disks allow large amounts of data…

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