Microfloppy Disk

Floppy

An old moniker for the small, 3.5-inch floppy disks.

PCs support two types of microfloppies:

  • double-density microfloppies hold 720K.
  • high-density microfloppies can store 1.44MB (megabytes).
  • For Macintosh computers, which have always used microfloppies, there are three sizes:

  • Single-sided standard microfloppies hold 400K.
  • Double-sided standard microfloppies hold 800 K.
  • Double-sided, high-density microfloppies hold 1.44 megabytes.
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