In my mind, Its now official, Although I’ve thought it for a good while already.
The 1.44MB Floppy drive is now long superseded.
Today, purely out of interest, i decided to look up the prices of a Floppy drive, $10.75, with cables selling for $5. Seems a little high for a cable, But i guess there isn’t much demand for them is there?
Next, I thought i’d look up the cost of a 256MB USB Key.
$7, yep, Seven Dollars.
|256MB USB Key||$7||StaticIce|
|512MB USB Key||$11||StaticIce|
|1GB USB Key||$15||StaticIce|
|2GB USB Key||$21||StaticIce|
Ok, So they’re cheap Generics? Pay an extra $5 and get a more brand-name labeled chip.
To think, I’ve never owned a USB Key at all, I’ve got a External Hard drive here (3.5″ one) and a few hard drives, But its not something that i can just carry around with me.
It was tempting not to just grab a few of those 1GB USB keys.. (theÂ linkÂ referencesÂ $9.95,Â butÂ thatsÂ fromÂ aÂ ebay-likeÂ retailer,Â iÂ wouldntÂ touchÂ themÂ forÂ anyÂ formÂ ofÂ support..Â orÂ chargingÂ aÂ decentÂ postageÂ price)
But i digress, My point is, The floppy is dead, I dont have any machine here that has a working floppy drive in it, One case has a floppy drive in it simply because it wasnt worth the effort removing the screws.
I’ve got a floppy drive and cable sitting rolled up on my shelf, its got a working floppy with it, and is only used for those odd occasions where i need to recover from a Bad Flash, Thats enough for me.