• Directory of Internet terms
  • Floppy disc — A plastic disc covered in magnetisable material, enclosed in a case, on which data is stored magnetically. A typical 3.5-inch floppy disc can store up to 1.44MB of data. Floppy discs are used for carrying small amounts of data around from one location to another, e.g. a Word document or a PowerPoint presentation,, but they are now virtually obsolete and have been replaced by CD-ROMs, DVDs and Flash Drives.