Following question driven by seeing a box of floppy discs in tech room.
Question: How large would the floppy disk have to be to hold a hard drive of content?
- A floppy disk holds 1.44 MB
- The largest consumer hard drive is 2 TB
Extension 1: What about a CD or a DVD?
Extension 2: How small could the hard drive be if it only held a floppy disk of material?
Revision: 10/1/10 (or 22 to CS geeks)
Answer! Highlight the text below to find the answer to the first question.
The floppy disk with a size of 2 TB would have a radius of about 47 meters.
Here’s a picture showing how large it would be: http://twitpic.com/2tpar3/full