3.5-inch inch floppy disk drive

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Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
overall: 2 1/2 in x 4 in x 5 1/4 in
Manufacturer
Sony Corporation
Credit Line
Gift of Michael Plitkins
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
Japan
Keywords
magnetic; mechanical
Object ID
102673916
Memory Type
Magnetic disk

The 3.5-inch format was the last mass-produced floppy disk format, replacing 5.25-inch floppies by the mid-1990s. It was more durable than previous floppy formats since the packaging was rigid plastic with a sliding metal shutter. It was eventually made obsolete by CDs and flash drives.