A Floppy Disk Drive, likewise called FDD or FD for short, is a PC disk drive that empowers a client to spare information to removable diskettes. In spite of the fact that 8″ disk drives were first made accessible in 1971, the principal genuine disk drives utilized were the 5 1/4″ floppy disk drives, which were later supplanted with the 3 1/2″ floppy disk drives.
A 5 1/4″floppy disk was equipped for putting away between 360 KB and 1.2 MB of information, and the 3 1/2″ floppy disk was fit for putting away between 360 KB and 1.44 MB of information. For the two sizes of floppy disk, the measure of information that could be put away was subject to whether the disk was single or twofold sided and whether the disk was customary or high density
Today, because of their to a great degree constrained limit, PCs never again come furnished with floppy disk drives. This innovation has to a great extent been supplanted with CD-R, DVD-R, and flash drives.