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Sony Floppy Disk Production Ending March 2011

Sony are one of a few companies still bothering to sell floppy disk media, however recently we have heard that they aim to end sales of floppy disks by March 2011, this is because demand has pretty much diminished thanks to optical disks and pen drives.

15 years ago pretty much every computer user used floppy disks pretty much daily, when formatted these disks allowed you to store up to 1.44MB of data, writing to floppy disks was a slow process and data was very susceptible to corruption.

Now days people either use USB storage devices such as pen drives and external hard drives, or optical disks such as CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R or DVD-RW discs, all of which offer much more storage, not only this but data is less likely to become corrupt and all of which are very affordable.

Apparently last year 12 million floppy disks were sold in Japan, despite holding largest market share of floppy disk media it seems as if Sony are now calling an end to the once popular removable storage solution.

Will you be sad to see the end of the floppy disk?

Source: PCWorld

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Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.

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