The question of whether it was the right decision to discontinue the Floppy Disk in favor of the CD, DVD, USB and cloud computing is akin to asking whether it was the right decision to kill the typewriter in favor of the PC? The floppy rose and fell in the same way that technologies before it did.
Everyone has their pile of favorite, important and forgettable CD’s, DVD’s and Blu-rays accumulated over the years. These optical storage technologies offer the promise of cheap and relatively reliable long-term storage of data but are also vulnerable to data loss and physical damage.
Technology keeps improving with time and recordable media devices are no exception. In the last three decades we have seen the quality and the quantity of recordable media devices reach new and previously unimaginable heights. Starting with the floppy disk and moving on to flash drives has been an interesting journey for recordable media technology. Let’s go through this journey and see how the evolution of this technology has affected us.
Why would you choose to save or back up your data to a cloud instead of a Disc or Drive? Do you like the simplicity of accessing it everywhere? Do you think it’s cheaper?
Yes, it’s convenient, but if you are uploading large volume, it certainly can be costly.
For years people have never understood the difference between a CD-R and a CDROM. The same goes for DVD-R or DVD-ROM. The short explanation is: In CD-R, the -R means recordable. This means you take an actual disc and put it into a recordable disc drive and you copy data to this disc in a “Write Once” method. In CDROM, the ROM means “Read Only Memory.” What does that mean? Check this out, it’s really pretty amazing.
Since 1989, Microboards Technology has been a fast-growing company that grew right beside the CD-R that originally launched in 1988 by Phillips and Sony. Offering a full line of automated disc publishers ranging from recordable discs to USB Flash Drive tower duplicators.