What Is a Floppy Disk? - Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages


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When did the 3 ½-inch floppy disk enter the market as a storage medium for personal computers?

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1. What mechanism do floppy drives use to store data?

2. What is the lasting legacy of floppy disks for modern day computing?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the floppy disk. Some topics you'll be assessed on include the time period of the floppy disk's popularity and its lasting legacy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you'll be tested on various aspects of the floppy disk, including:

  • The decades of the floppy disk's arrival and decline
  • The size of the floppy disk
  • How a floppy disk stores data
  • The legacy of the floppy disk in modern computing

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the floppy disk
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the size of the most widely known floppy disk and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the history of the storage of computer data

Additional Learning

To gain a better understanding of the floppy disk, check out the related lesson called What is a Floppy Disk?: Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages. With this lesson, you will:

  • Define floppy disk
  • Understand the evolution of the floppy disk
  • Identify the parts of the floppy disk
  • Understand the eventual decline of the floppy disk