Any kind of floppy disk will do. And by used, I mean used for its intended purpose :P
Hell yes I have used floppy disks for games, homework and other things in the past. I think I even used to play some child learning games on some 8-inch floppy disks when I was young.
Edit: So I found the game I remember the most, from the 8-inch disks, Donald's Alphabet Chase. Oh memories.
The last time I used a floppy disk was my freshman year in community college back in 2001. The next year I had to buy a Zip disk to save my graphic design work. When I transferred to a four year university in 2004, I switched to USB thumb drives and CDs to save my work. I remember using 5 1/4" floppies when I was in elementary school somewhere around 1988 to 1990. I don't remember the exact brands, only that it as an IBM and an Apple. Mentioning this make me feel old but I do appreciate that technology has changed for the better.
I remember getting Designasaurus and a bunch of other games on 5.25" floppy disks.
A few years later I'd get DOOM and a few other games on 3.5" floppy disks.
I remember using 3.5" floppies for backups of important files. Zip and Jaz drives too.
@koolaid: Eh, you'd have to be pretty young to have never used a floppy disk. I'm 16 and I'm pretty sure most other 16 year olds have at least used them once. Or maybe I'm just weird, haha.
I guess it depends on how young you started using computers and so on. My dad was way in to computers in the 80's and there were always tons of them around the house and as such, I was messing around on them from a really early age. One of my earliest computing memories is of loading a program from a cassette tape to play on an Amstrad and I'm 25. So thank you for being 16 and having used floppies, it makes me feel less like an old man.
It's really sad to me that this is a reasonable question.
I don't think we're that far removed from when 3.5 discettes were a regular thing. It seems to me you'd have to been introduced to PC's during the last 10 or so years. Is that a long time? Now if the question was about 5 1/4 floppies, then I could understand.
I used 5 1/4's, 3.5's, Iomega Zip discs and even cassette tapes in my Apple 2 days.
I expect in a few years people will be asking the same question about CD's.
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