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The old story of the development for Flash storage

It is said that the people who have used this disk are married.

This is one 3.5-inch floppy disk with 1.44 MB only, which was the popular portable storage in the 1980s; however, it even can’t hold one song at present.

In fact, IBM launched the world’s first floppy in 1967. And it is 32 inches in diameter; the size is roughly as big as your computer table.

Alan Shugart launched an 8-inch floppy with 81KB only in 1971. Its size was bigger than our face.

In 1976, Wang An IT Co., Ltd. planned to release the computer for word processing, as they felt the 8-inch floppy disk was too big, so they started cooperating with Shugart Associates to produce smaller disks.

It is said that they decided on the 5.25-inch floppy disk according to the size of the table napkin when they were negotiating in a dark bar in Boston.

The 5.25-inch … Read More