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Retro CD-R Looks Just Like a Floppy Disk


If you're old enough to remember floppy disks, you're old enough to remember the days of installing programs 1.4 megabytes at a time. A blank CD-R can store something like 500 times that amount of information, and a DVD-R many times more than that, so even we nostalgic old-timers aren't quite willing to go back to the ways of exchanging files by floppy. But, if you're dying for a taste of the old days, check out these floppy-styled recordable CD's that offer old-school charm but modern functionality.

They're small CD's with a capacity of 200 megabytes, many times that of an original floppy, but less than a third that of a typical CD. They're printed on top to look genuine but, flip them over and you'll see the high-tech optical goodness beneath. We're not sure just what these rough edges would do spinning inside your drive at a couple-hundred RPM if these things were to ever start flexing, but they'll certainly start some conversations when you put them in there -- if you can stomach the $10/per price tag. [From: ubergizmo]

Tags: blank cd, BlankCd, cd, cd-r, cd-rom, disc, disk, floppy, floppy disk, FloppyDisk, recordable, retro, retro tech, RetroTech, weird

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