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floptical definition

hardware, storage
(From "floppy disk" and "optical") A floppy disk which uses an optical tracking mechanism to improve the positioning accuracy of an ordinary magnetic head, thereby allowing more tracks and greater density.
Storage media FAQ (http://cis.ohio-state.edu/hypertext/faq/usenet/arch-storage/part1/faq.html).
(1995-03-15)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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