In its early days, some MO disks were proprietary. Nowadays both the 3.5in and 5.25in disk types are governed by ISO standards and any compliant disk will work in any MO drive – providing the drive is compatible with that capacity. Some of the would-be floppy replacement technologies offer backwards compatibility with the 3.5in floppy disk – but their higher capacity disks are proprietary.

When it comes to compatibility, no removable storage format can seriously rival the CD/DVD family of products:

Media Drives
CD-ROM CD-RW DVD-ROM DVD-R DVD-RAM DVD+RW
CD-ROM R R R R R R
CD-R R W/R R R R W/R
CD-RW R W/R R R R W/R
DVD-ROM R R R R
DVD-R R W/R W/R R
DVD+R W/R
DVD-RAM W/R
DVD+RW W/R

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This

Share This

Share this post with your friends!