DonDamm Posted May 16, 2007 Share Posted May 16, 2007 (edited) As a practical device, enough has been enumerated here about how they don't have much use. However, the one place I've found them useful is when at a client's PC which is older and I find the CD drive is dodgy. All of a sudden I'm faced with a machine that can't boot from a USB and won't recognize my boot CD which I need to work on the machine. The dilemma has been solved inthe past by using the floppy drive to boot and then tranferring control over to the CD.This is only an emergency type of situation, but I see nothing wrong with keeping one around somewhere or in a machine you can still boot. When I build new machines for friends or others these days, I leave the floppy out. I usually tell them they can put one in anytime they want, but that they'll most likely not want to.I still have an external 5.25" floppy drive with a huge port connector collecting dust somewhere and taking up space. I even have some of the old really floppy floppy disks with data on them...... Sigh. I won't admit to having rolls of tape or punch cards, though. That might give away my age.... :^) Edited May 16, 2007 by DonDamm Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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