The last death rattle of the floppy disk

The last death rattle of the floppy disk

Nobody use floppy disk any more.

As the last major manufacturers, has now Sony decided that it will shut down production of 3.5-inch floppy disk at the end of March next year. This although  last year sold over 12 million discs.

It was Sony, who was first to use 3.5-inch diskettes, the first unit arrived in 1981, before that was the 5.25-inch floppy disks that was used. The space on 3.5-inch floppy disks is limited to a maximum of 1.44 MB.

Long into the 2000. Was it standard among computer manufacturers to delivered computers with a 3.5 inch floppy disc reader, and as late as 2002 was Sony’s annual sales figure of disks  47 million pieces.