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What if Software Still Shipped on 3.5-Inch Disks?

What if Software Still Shipped on 3.5-Inch Disks?
Remember the good old 3.5-inch floppy disk? Now remember how annoying it was when you had to install a program that spanned 4 or 5 disks? Well, imagine what life would be like if you had to install today’s bloatware on your computer using floppies.

5.25-Inch Floppy Disk Coasters Save Tabletops, Not Data

5.25-Inch Floppy Disk Coasters Save Tabletops, Not Data
For some strange reason, I never thought I’d write a story about floppy disk coasters twice. But these really floppy, floppy disk coasters I found over on Etsy today were just too good to be ignored.
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Floppy Disk Gift Labels Perfect for Wrapping Geeky Gifts

Floppy Disk Gift Labels Perfect for Wrapping Geeky Gifts
Man, 3.5-inch disks. I still can’t believe that just a decade after the demise of the floppy, a pocket-sized iPod Nano can hold than 11,378 times more data than a single 3.5-inch disk. How far we’ve come.

Lacie 5big Network Drive Looks Like Hal 9000’S Brother

Lacie 5big Network Drive Looks Like Hal 9000’S Brother
Designer Neil Poulton got the inspiration for the domed glowing light on the outside of his latest hard drive design from the red light on the face of HAL 9000, the infamous computer from 2001: A Space Odyssey.

LED Hard Drive Clock Lights Up the Night

LED Hard Drive Clock Lights Up the Night
Hardware hacker Ian Matthew decided to see if he could turn a hard drive into a clock. But this isn’t one of those lazy designs where you just stick some clock hands through a hard drive platter.

Best Hard Disk Clock Ever

Best Hard Disk Clock Ever
In my travels, I’ve seen a few clocks made from old hard drives. They’re typically made by stripping out the guts of an old hard drive, slapping a cheap $2 clock mechanism through the platters, then call it a day.

Compact Discs Come in All Shapes and Sizes

Compact Discs Come in All Shapes and Sizes
While digital players have put a major dent in the CD business, there’s something about having your tunes stored on something a little more tangible. To shake the old CD up a bit, the designers of Poland’s Baba Akcja have taken the boring round disc and turned it into something far more visually interesting.

Sony Confirms 80gb PS3

Sony Confirms 80gb PS3
Thanks to some images that were floating around on the FCC website, rumors have floating around for a while that Sony was working on an 80GB version of the PlayStation 3. Well, it turns out the 80GB model is real.

The End of the Hard Disk: Solid State Drives Hit 160gb

The End of the Hard Disk: Solid State Drives Hit 160gb
This week, Adtron announced the availability of a new solid state drive (SSD) that’s capable of storing a record-breaking 160GB in its flash memory. The drive will be available in IDE and Serial ATA version. As storage size is rapidly approaching that of decent-sized hard drives, it would seem that these drives are really the future of computer storage.
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