One of the first floppy disk drive music videos was posted to YouTube on September 16th, by drbpony. Titled "The Singing Floppy Drive," the video showed a Commodore 64 floppy disk drive playing a programmed tune. In , tutorials on how to make these orchestrated floppy drive sounds appeared on Locker Gnome  and Lifehacker.
The next month, YouTuber MrSolidSnake  launched his floppy disk music video channel with his version of the Imperial March shown below, right. In , another tutorial appeared on Instructables  while Techeblog  and Make Use Of  curated lists of floppy disk music videos. As of February , there are more than search results for "floppy drive" on YouTube. View All Videos. Updated the video section with a few videos.
Perhaps make a spin off section with Hard Drives? Know Your Meme is an advertising supported site and we noticed that you're using an ad-blocking solution. I just want to revel in the creativity of the masses! My favorite thing in the world is sharing the hard work of a maker.
The most prolific poster of these videos showing floppy drives playing music is youtube user MrSolidSnake Over the years, he has gone through various amounts of floppies for each song, Seen above are 5 floppies playing some Daft Punk, and up at the top you can find 8 floppies playing the game of thrones theme. He was even hired by a museum to produce a 16 floppy display, which you can see below playing the theme from Final Fantasy 7.
If you want to find them all, you should take some time to browse around his youtube channel. Invariably, people always ask how this is done. What kind of magic and trickery are necessary to make a floppy drive sing? This is not only where the easiest software comes from, but Sammy1Am shared detailed plans on how to set up your own singing floppy disk drive!
Of course, now that you now how to make one, you should go put one together and send us a link to the video you made! Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. However, I might have opted for a USB key as the storage medium, just for size and power reasons.
He could as well have plugged a 30cm record player, the sleeve design is bigger…. I lived through the 80s. I only had one floppy fail on me. I only wish I could have a storage medium with the reliability of a floppy but a reasonable storage size for the current times.
Were those unreliable? It was mostly 3. I suppose a modern cloud storage service is more reliable than a floppy. If you like having your stuff all indexed by marketing agencies.
Floppies did fail if you got them full of dirt, put them in the bottom of a bag full of heavy books or stored them next to powerful magnets. But come on, if you do those things whose fault is that? Whether 3. I had very few failed 3. I suppose even trying to use a CrO2 or Metal tape might be worth it. It was fabulous. Most people could not discern the difference between a music track played on a CD and the same track played a good cassette deck outfitted with Dbx.
Dbx was even applied to vinyl records a few hundred albums were released that way. Record Dbx claimed something on the order of 90 db SN. DCC used tape very similar to analog cassette tape the players could play back analog tapes , and used ATRAC-like compression at around kbps if i recall correctly.
Maybe, just maybe, on the high end side of cassette decks and tapes, you may be able to crank it up to kbps which is just about enough for FLAC files. However, if you have such a high end cassette deck, the quality difference with CD will already be very small and fully subjective.If you experience a "Floppy Disk Fail (40) or (80)" error, the following steps may help you fix the problem. Floppy cable not connected properly. Verify that the floppy disk drive cable is connected correctly. How to troubleshoot floppy disk drive issues. Why is the floppy drive light not turning off? Bad floppy .