I have both on a couple of my machines.
Do you have a zip/floppy drive?
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On most of my older machines, I have working floppy drives. However, I only use one of my old machines, a 366mhz celeron box, with a floppy drive - The rest (about 25 or so) are not being used by me.
Of all my newer machines, none of them have floppies - Some did, but I've since removed them. They have caused me nothing but hell and grief. I hate floppies with a passion.
I have many older machines that still work good with them though, lots of 5 1/4 drives as well as 3 1/2, and I do have a number of tape drives... but no zip drive.
IMO, floppy technology is simply too unreliable and too prone to decay, damage, and other such things to be feasible at all.
I think we should switch to flash-based "floppy" technologies - All machines coming standard with a front-mounted flash reader. Lightweight, fast... just not cheap (yet).
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Have a floppy and an external zip. Use the floppy mainly for quicken backups. Zip used with my old school, not anymore since i transfered to Devry and they don't use zip.
My main method for moveing files out of my house is email, web, or soon those 128Mb thumb storage devices that fit on your keychain. (what do they actually call those anyway )