How Did Floppy Disks Work?

Trevor English

Floppy disks still remain in our society today as the save icon, but their practical usage as storage devices have essentially faded. Under the plastic square, there lies a floppy tape-like disk, hence where the floppy disk gets its name. One of the reasons early floppy disks weren't widely adopted was because many computers had different disk formats, thus they weren't compatible. The video above will take you through an extensive look at how floppy disks work.