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High-capacity floppy drives from the early 2000s, what were they?

There were magneto-optical discs. They were similar to the CDs, but the information was read and recorded by a combination of magnetical and optical means. Read happened by that magnetic field splits ...
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High-capacity floppy drives from the early 2000s, what were they?

IMO the things that best fit your description would be. The iomega zip drive was released in 1994 with a capacity of 100MB, the disks were slightly bigger than a 3.5 inch floppy, but the internal ...
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High-capacity floppy drives from the early 2000s, what were they?

Insite also made the 20MB "floptical" drive - the disks had the same form factor as 3.5" floppies, but were made of a slightly different material. A laser was used to heat a spot on the ...
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High-capacity floppy drives from the early 2000s, what were they?

I remember using Iomega Zip drives for the worst. Those came in 100 MB which was huge. I had Syquest cartridges, but the reader was not external so you could not carry it somewhere else. On my amiga, ...
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High-capacity floppy drives from the early 2000s, what were they?

There were many. After 1.44 MB HD floppies, the same form factor was extended to 2.88 MB ED in 1988. Knighted by IBM using it with the 1991 PS/2 Model 57. ED became quite popular in Japan. There were ...
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