The biggest floppy disk ever

The Biggest Floppy Disk EverRecently working away, I came across something I had never seen in my life before! The Biggest Floppy drive ever! I did not even know if such a thing even existed. During my life time with computers, the most I have ever come across is a 5 1/4 inch floppy disk, which have long been extinct. The biggest Floppy Disk that I came across the other day, is a predecessor of even the 5 1/4 inch disk, its an 8 inch disk and holds 79 Kilobytes of data.

You can click on this thumbnail image to see a bigger picture showing the actual size of the disk. In the background you can also see the machine that sits in a rack that has the drive that reads the humongous and largest floppy disk known to man. It really is truly amazing if you think about the USB Flash thumb drives we have these days and being 1 /10th  of the size of the 8 inch floppy disk, they can hold 100 times more information! Just mind boggling

If you are interested, here is a Wiki on the Floppy Disks and their history:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floppy_disk

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