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- adj. Using a combination of magnetic and optical technology.
- n. A floptical disk.
No the 20Mb ones were called floptical (a combination of floppy and optical).
Insight Peripherals introduced the first "floptical" drive in 1992.
Internet fern bar, humanoid squids, 88-gigabyte floptical kids.
The key to the floptical drive's high capacity was its hybrid "floppy-optical" system, which combined traditional magnetic media with laser-based head tracking for more-precise writes, resulting in more tracks (and more storage) per disk.
In the late 1990s, two new backward-compatible floptical formats -- the
Also, the Iomega Bournoulli drives, floptical drives (came standard on SGI Indy's)
The drives themselves read both floptical disks and 1.44 floppies, and came in 3 varieties