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8.7. Disks

Floppy drives disappeared from Macs beginning in 1997—and these days, they're disappearing from Windows PCs, too.

If you miss having a floppy drive, you can always buy a USB-based one for your Mac. In the meantime, there are all kinds of other disks you can connect to a Mac these days: FireWire (IEEE 1394) external hard drives, iPods, USB flash drives, and so on.


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