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30 Pack of Floppy Disks 3.5" 1.44Mb PC Formatted - 97p!

£0.97 @ Currys
Ok, you can buy an 8GB USB Drive for £34.99... But how many word documents would it take to fill it up???? Traditional, Retro 1.44Mb Floppy Disks... 30 for 97p.... Can't go wrong at that! They may … Read More
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Ok, you can buy an 8GB USB Drive for £34.99... But how many word documents would it take to fill it up????
Traditional, Retro 1.44Mb Floppy Disks... 30 for 97p.... Can't go wrong at that!
They may be marked up at £2.97 or possibely higher but they ARE 97p!
Currys Chelmsford (Chelmer Village Retail Park) Have them stacked up on the clearance table on the right just as you walk in.
Also avalable from PC World (All Stores)
Product/SKU code - 702695
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#1
I would imagine that most of the 'young uns' on this site wouldn't have a clue what these things are! :w00t:

Dunno whether its hot or not to be honest!
#2
I'm with cold, must be 5 years since I used one !!
#3
do people still use floppy disks i no i don't i tossed the drive out
#4
Well no new PC has floppy disks now, I'd be surprise if they do.
If you got an old build PC with a floppy then it might be useful for them for backup purposes only. I cant see what other use they have.
#5
Not sure if this is a hot price...They are well out of date and most shops are desperate to get rid of them
#6
Hot if this was 1998 and not for 2008 ;-)
now where did I put my digital camera that took these
http://www.dealtime.co.uk/xPF-Sony_Mavica_MVC_FD5 oh yeah went years ago
#7
Ron Dennis might want some - they are a bit short of them at Mclaren I hear...
#8
.............but with pictures like this!!!

http://www.rfwilmut.clara.net/about/car.JPG
#9
i still use them at work for old pbx's perhaps you could by them then sale them 20 years latter on flog it??????
#10
cbr900rrt
Hot if this was 1998 and not for 2008 ;-)
now where did I put my digital camera that took these
http://www.dealtime.co.uk/xPF-Sony_Mavica_MVC_FD5 oh yeah went years ago



wow - Camera Resolution 0.31 Megapixel
#11
I thought they destroyed all floppy disks back in 2005?
#12
sylar
Well no new PC has floppy disks now, I'd be surprise if they do.
If you got an old build PC with a floppy then it might be useful for them for backup purposes only. I cant see what other use they have.


actually to be fair they are quite useful when dealing with BIOS and that.. don't want to go and burn an entire CD just to update a 0.8mb file to the BIOS.
#13
I bought some floppy discs about 4 years ago , 500 for £5 !!

I sent them to Africa for use in older systems being used out there .

Currys should be giving these away , NOT selling them .
#14
Damn, you got my hopes up but they’re out of stock. :x

I still use them for BIOS updates if the Mobo doesn’t support other methods and I have a Partition Magic Boot Floppy which has saved me a few times.
Also useful for installing AHCI or RAID drivers with XP if you don’t want to take the time to slipstream them.
I wonder how much 1080P video footage you can fit on a floppy; anybody!
#15
uhhhhhh
#16
ive got a box of about 50 of them which used to be like 50 disks just to install one game think it was called pc genious was about in the 1990s still use one now and again not to transfer data but some bios updates and other things require a bootable floppy disc which in every case i always have to get a lend of a usb one as they're that old lol
#17
Agharta
I wonder how much 1080P video footage you can fit on a floppy; anybody!


I'd be surprised if it was even a second.
#18
this kid i know used to take out the brushed steel slider from the floppies that didn't work anymore ... to make a
sorta bookmark and he also used some for his monuments - he also took out the thin floppy inside to use as ribbons. LMAO crack up thinking about it.
#19
Erm im lost for words strangely:)
#20
toffeeefc
do people still use floppy disks i no i don't i tossed the drive out



Don't want to get caught up in a hot or cold debate, but actually most people running XP will have no option but to use floppy disks if they want to configure their PC with a RAID array.:thumbsup:
#21
Also good for holding answer files when carrying out unattended OS installations. Plug and play floppy drives are pennies and can be life savers.
#22
God this is terrible you are all talking about 3.5 inch disk like me and my schoolfriends talked in the 70's about the old 8 inch floppies that had just gone out of fashion and been replaced by 5.25. I feel old:thinking:
http://oldcomputers.net/pics/floppy8.gifhttp://oldcomputers.net/pics/floppy5.gifhttp://oldcomputers.net/pics/floppy3.gif
Eight inch ................................................................................... 5.25 inch....................................................3.5 inch
#23
Come on now, I can remember without difficulty unfortunately 5 1/4 inch floppies and dare I say 8 inch floppies. Too old, must be past it!!
#24
trog0;1408311
God this is terrible you are all talking about 3.5 inch disk like me and my schoolfriends talked in the 70's about the old 8 inch floppies that had just gone out of fashion and been replaced by 5.25
http://oldcomputers.net/pics/floppy8.gifhttp://oldcomputers.net/pics/floppy5.gifhttp://oldcomputers.net/pics/floppy3.gif
Eight inch ................................................................................... 5.25 inch....................................................3.5 inch


You beat me to it:thumbsup::thumbsup:
#25
man, i remember upgrading to 3.5"
then when zip-disks came out, i bought a bunchload
120mb was huge back in the days before cd burners were cheap enough to buy

cant say ive used a 3 1/2 floppy in like.. 8 years though
1 Like #26
themoose
I'd be surprised if it was even a second.

You can get about 0.25 seconds of 50 Mbps HD video footage on a floppy.
If you’re watching a HD porno film from floppies it’s one of the rare times when premature ejaculation is a bonus.
#27
OOS at Currys :x
but don't despair cos they are currently available from PCWorld at same price
but it's an "ending 97p" price = probably no stock anywhere. ::-D
#28
Agharta
You can get about 0.25 seconds of 50 Mbps HD video footage on a floppy.
If you’re watching a HD porno film from floppies it’s one of the rare times when premature ejaculation is a bonus.

my favourite quote of the week, if not month. brilliant ! :w00t:
banned#29
yorkie
Don't want to get caught up in a hot or cold debate, but actually most people running XP will have no option but to use floppy disks if they want to configure their PC with a RAID array.:thumbsup:


There's a complicated method of making your own XP install onto a DVD which includes the SP2 and all the latest updates that will allow a RAID setup. Had to do this recently when I tried installing my OS onto a 500GB drive.
#30
megaceller
ive got a box of about 50 of them which used to be like 50 disks just to install one game think it was called pc genious was about in the 1990s still use one now and again not to transfer data but some bios updates and other things require a bootable floppy disc which in every case i always have to get a lend of a usb one as they're that old lol


Hahaha PC genious was great

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