storage space on Floppy disk

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how can i calculate the storage space og floppy disk or Why the storage space of floppy is 1.44MB

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Just go to the Properties of the Floppy disk by right-clicking on it and clicking on Properties. This will tell you the total space of the disk and how much of that is free.

I recommend picking up a USB Flash drive (thumb drive). Floppy disks are virtually obsolete because of them being too small and unreliable.

Most new computers do not include floppy disk drives any more. A few companies will sell you one if you need it, but they will range in cost from $30-$50 (US).

The amount of space on the floppy disk (1.44 MB) is do the number of sectors which can be fit on the physical media based on the standard which was approved many years ago.

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  • ToddN2000
    It depends on the disk. Back in the early days for home use you had 5.25 inch and 3.5 inch. The 3.5 was either single sided and 720k of storage or double sided and 1.44 meg of storage. You could identify this by the disk having either 1 or 2 square holes on the disk! was low density 2 was high density. The 5.25 was either 360k or 1.2 meg. There were other sizes like the 8 inch. It was mainly used in business machines like the IBM s/38 and data entry terminals like the IBM model 3740 if I remember. That was back in 1980.
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