I find myself needing a floppy disk sometimes, some machines are picky from what they will boot ghost on. But saying that bootable USB drives have replaced most my needs for one and only 30% of PC’s in the school has floppy disk drives. They were just another holder for a paper clips or bits of paper.
We have hardly any machine with floppy drives. We've only needed one twice. Once when I was messing with ghost booting, and once when a DT teacher passed me a digital camera and asked have you got a card reader for this, it was a Sony Mavica.
Oddly my Core2Quad pc does have one.
I still use a FDD as our Boxford DT Software needs one to install :( Wonder if they still use that with the latest version as I bet the one we have now won't be Windows 7 compatible
This isn't the 2D Design stuff, although we do have a FDD for that, this is the actual disk for the Boxford Software (something or other V10 it is), so we use two FDDs when we install it :(
There is always the option of the external USB FDD.
I've only got 2 machine with 3.5" drives... I wonder how long it'll be before I can bare to throw out the boxes of disks in my room! :rolleyes:
I don't recall seeing any of the machines here with floopy drives no even the oldest ones - but then again they don't have cd drives either so i guess they where either purchased without or removed!
got 1 USB floppy drive at our place, that's the only one in the entire school (possibly one in a really old teacher laptop that hasn't been replaced in years mind - you know the ones, the teacher that uses their laptop once a year maximum and forgets the have it)
i think the ONLY use i've had for it in my 4 years there was to take a licence key off an old version of 2D Design, which now remains on a share on the network :p