As we keep talking about the evolution of storage disks, Can you guess who introduced the floppy disks? A small hint about that company, the company is a big computer giant, but I bet you, in today’s world you wouldn’t have seen any storage disks from this manufacturer.
It was IBM who first developed the floppy disks. Before floppy disks came into existent, they used the conventional tapes to store data. These tapes were expensive and were working very slow. So they decided to move on to a new mode of storing data so that they can give their customers the software updates at a much cheaper price.
As a result of this evolved the floppy disks. The first floppy disk diskette was 8-inch in diameter. This is a read only diskette and was capable of holding 80kB of data. Initially the diskette was bare and hence it had serious dust problems. Then they made a cover of plastic lined with a fabric in order to protect the diskette from dust. These disks came out commercially in the year 1971.