8-inch floppy disk

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Date Introduced
1974 ca.
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
overall: 8 1/4 in x 8 3/8 in x 1/8 in
Manufacturer
Memorex
Credit Line
Gift of Thomas Gardner
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Keywords
mechanical; magnetic
Object ID
102718942
Memory Type
Magnetic disk

The first floppy was developed in IBM’s San Jose facility, home of the original hard disk. It stored about 80KB. A key invention was the soft wipe inside the disk’s jacket to reduce wear.