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Man Creates a 128 GB Floppy Disk (2016) (interestingengineering.com)
17 points by edward 2 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 10 comments

So if I understand this correctly, he fitted a 128 GB SD card into a floppy disk, then fitted an SD card reader into an old floppy drive. So while it looks as if you're putting a floppy disk into a floppy drive, you are actually inserting an SD card into a card reader.

Maybe a decent art project but doesn't seem very special from a technical perspective.

He could've easily put a terabyte in there.

The original article is from 2016. I think 128GB was the biggest you could buy before the $/GB started to get silly.

One thing led to another an I found this IBM Aptiva Sleeper: https://imgur.com/a/NVPZI which is just amazing.

Actually, this is even better https://imgur.com/a/fvh1M

ok. this link is redeeming. Way cooler than the original link let on.

Ooh alright! Ok, this makes way more sense in context.

I was disappointed that this is just a visual hack and not the equivalent of that 3.5mm to cassette adapter.

I want an SD card that interfaces with a digital magnetic thingy for reads and writes.

Which also got me wondering: does a floppy report its disk space? Can it be told to report far more? Would we have to memory bank it? Would it always assume 720kb or 1.44mb?

"Man shoves SD card into floppy disk and shit writer posts about it with a misleading clickbait title"

I still have an Imation 128 MB "floptical" drive and some disks in the back of the lab somewhere. I assume it will be critical to read such media some time in the future. Probably...

I think that was called SuperDisk. I had one, but lost it :-/

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