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The first floppy disk was introduced in 1971. It measured 8 inches (20cm) and had a capacity of 80KB. Floppy disks are magnetic memories; the data was stored on a metal-coated plastic disk. It got the name "floppy disk" because it was soft and flexible.

Details

  • Title: Floppy disk set "BASF FlexyDisk 8 1D" with floppy disk stand
  • Creator: BASF AG [until 1973 Badische Anilin- & Soda-Fabrik AG] (founded 1865) 3M Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Co. (founded 1902)
  • Rights: © Museum Foundation Post and Telecommunications
  • Medium: Plastic, Metal, Paper

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