Storage

How Many Floppy Disks Would It Take To Equal 1 Gigabyte?

 

In the late 80’s, the 5.25-inch floppy disk was on its way out and in 1987 the 3.5-inch floppy disk had moved into the high density category with a capacity of 1.44 MB.

You would need 711 1.44 MB floppy disks to equal 1 Gigabyte.

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