Any kind of floppy disk will do. And by used, I mean used for its intended purpose :P
Have you ever used a floppy disk?
Yes, I have used floppy disks before. Not in many years, but they have been used.
To think that I used to be worried about getting a PC that didn't have a floppy disk drive.
At this point I'd say that USB sticks and external hard drives have largely replaced DVD drives on PC's as well. It's still a good idea to at least have an external DVD reader and burner laying around, but having one built in on all computers isn't really necessary these days. Everyone in my house rarely uses DVD drives.
When I was 4 I had a computer with an orange monochrome monitor that I had a huge stack of games on 5.25" floppies. I was devastated when my dad got rid of that computer.
I have a full install set of 3.5" floppies for Windows 95.
I actually used floppies a lot also for my music lessons like 8 years ago. At the time all the higher end electric pianos read song back tracks off of floppies. A few years later they switched to USB. My current Roland synth has USB.
Considering that around 2004-2007 USB sticks really got cheap while floppy disks really fell off (at least in North America), you would probably have to be like 12 or younger to have not encountered a floppy disk whatsoever.
But yeah, I'm in my mid twenties, and the only software I ever got on a floppy was small programs that were barely games that generally came for free with a toy or something. Really just used floppies to transfer homework to and from school computers.
My first computer was a Leading Edge 33Mhz 486 DX. It had a 120MB hard drive, 3.5" and 5.25" floppy. No sound card, no CD drive. and 4 MB of ram. I paid $1,200 I think. Within 6 months I spent another grand adding a Soundblaster 16 Kit(soundcard, CD drive and speakers); new video card, larger hard drive, some CACHE ram on the motherboard, and a 486 DX2 66MHz processor. I still had the processor until a few months ago, when I decided to stop hoarding this crap. I still have the receipt. $286 dollars for a DX2. LOL
the good ole days... floppy drives.
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