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Poll: Do you use Floppy? (53 member(s) have cast votes)

The last time you used Floppy?

  1. Within a Week (4 votes [7.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.69%

  2. Within a Month (6 votes [11.54%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.54%

  3. Within Six Months (8 votes [15.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.38%

  4. Within a Year (10 votes [19.23%])

    Percentage of vote: 19.23%

  5. Years Back (24 votes [46.15%])

    Percentage of vote: 46.15%

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#1 WhistAler

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Posted 30 August 2006 - 06:27 PM

Today I went to see my friend's new PC and I was surprised to see the floppy drive there. I got to know that people still buy floppies where as years have passed when I use them last.

#2 Merforga

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Posted 30 August 2006 - 06:35 PM

Floppys are cool. It's so cool to insert them in the computer and press the button to eject them :)

#3 gaz-545

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Posted 30 August 2006 - 08:13 PM

Cheap computers are still supplied with floppy disks. so it's not unusal to find some modern system computers with floppy drives. Doesn't mean they are used tho.

#4 Guylia

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Posted 30 August 2006 - 08:45 PM

Last time i used floppy about 6 months ago at the university. Was cool to use good old floppy :P

#5 cillin

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Posted 30 August 2006 - 09:01 PM

I don't even have a floppy drive.

#6 hugo

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Posted 30 August 2006 - 10:18 PM

Cheap computers are still supplied with floppy disks. so it's not unusal to find some modern system computers with floppy drives. Doesn't mean they are used tho.


Not tru. High end pc's use raid controllers for the multiple hd's. To install the driver for that, if u are running windows xp setup, u need a floppy. Lucky that vista can do that from dvd, cd-rom, usb and floppy.

The last tim i used it was 2 weeks ago wen i re-installd my pc (installing the RAID driver)

#7 gaz-545

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Posted 30 August 2006 - 10:30 PM


Cheap computers are still supplied with floppy disks. so it's not unusal to find some modern system computers with floppy drives. Doesn't mean they are used tho.


Not tru. High end pc's use raid controllers for the multiple hd's. To install the driver for that, if u are running windows xp setup, u need a floppy. Lucky that vista can do that from dvd, cd-rom, usb and floppy.

The last tim i used it was 2 weeks ago wen i re-installd my pc (installing the RAID driver)

note how i said cheap, you can still get a high end PC for little money, they just come with crap cd drive, and a floppy disk drive.

#8 Frylock86

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Posted 31 August 2006 - 12:20 AM

THe last time I used a floppy was two years ago before I got my new Compy. My old one which was running Win98SE had a floppy drive I would use to back up files with. But I must say while they are quite old school, Im glad they are gone. Whith today larger files there is no way they would be efficient to use anymore. So now I used CD, DVD, or my new comp also has an SD slot which I use also. I love them things they are how much smaller than a floppy and can store upto a gig in information! Haha.

#9 orcus

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Posted 31 August 2006 - 12:26 AM

humm they are like tape players in new cars...not there anymore...

Last time I used a floppy was during a password recovery for a domain controller (Windows 2003) about six months ago...last time I used a tape player maybe 4 - 5 years ago!!

#10 Freka

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Posted 31 August 2006 - 02:43 AM

i havnt used a floppy in years can u still buy them?

#11 cmkumar2k

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Posted 31 August 2006 - 04:00 AM

its a rare usage... but i have used once or twice in the past 6 months :) .... that too.... on emergency when i was not with my flash thumb drive.... @time really useful...

#12 italianboy

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Posted 31 August 2006 - 10:27 AM

yesterday, using a partitioning software...

#13 gaz-545

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Posted 31 August 2006 - 12:54 PM

humm they are like tape players in new cars...not there anymore...

i choose tape player in car over cd player any time :P

#14 winmodif

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Posted 31 August 2006 - 03:58 PM

The last time I needed it is when I installed Windows, i needed a driver for my harddisk...

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Posted 01 September 2006 - 03:31 AM

My network connection screwed up, so I went to a cybercafe, but the computers didn't have an USB port!! due to "security" reasons :blink:. So I have to buy a whole box of floppy disks because they didn't sold them separately.

#16 Brendo

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Posted 01 September 2006 - 09:21 AM

i havnt used a floppy in years can u still buy them?

Yeah, but they are so cheap they are usually given away

I last used on to partition a hardrive and flash an old motherboards bios about 2mths ago

#17 Seventh Surfer

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 01:12 PM

Years back..

#18 The Silent Warrior

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 11:24 PM

I don't even have floppy drive on my computer.

#19 yanike

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 11:47 PM

I don't see floppys around in a few years. I don't even think of using one. I only get reminded of them when I see 'em at work.

#20 gaz-545

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Posted 03 September 2006 - 05:12 PM

I don't see floppys around in a few years. I don't even think of using one. I only get reminded of them when I see 'em at work.

true, holographic drives are the future ;)

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