Originally posted by cg9com
no chance of a floppy ever being developed that will fit the same drive but hold more?
I wouldn't say no chance but don't hold your breath. Too many of the alternatives were stymied by either not being compatible with the floppy (requiring an additional drive bay), too much proprietary technology (greedy developer of the technology refusing to license or wanting to much $ for a license) or was simply too expensive during a time when the cost of the system was a major selling point. The alternative drive's capacity still fell short and inexpensive CD/R and CD/RW drives came along before any of them had a chance to become an expected part of a new system.
Itll likely be the next upgrade (Post DVD/RW ?) before another drive will have a chance to be as easily portable as a 3 and 1/2 inch floppy. Honestly, it's surprising how many systems still ship with floppy drives. Most people buying a new system these days will never
use the floppy drive.