November 11, 2019
Good news for world security: since June in June, the US military is no longer using floppy disks to control the nuclear arsenal. It turns out that the planet's survival for decades depends on flexible counters dating back to the 1970s, and we had not heard … How could we have lived peacefully all this time?
The US nuclear arsenal has been controlled for 50 years by a system called the Strategic Automated Command and Control System, or SACCS. This system runs on an IBM Series / 1 computer from the 70's and uses an 8-inch floppy disk with a capacity of … 80 KB. If you are under 25 you may not know what a floppy disk is. It is a very popular storage system decades ago. It resembles floppy disks or current hard drives, but instead of rigidity, it was flexible, it could be folded in the same way as a sheet of paper.
Floppy disks happened for more than 20 years, but the US military has used them to store the software for its nuclear arsenal, throughout 2019. Now he has announced that they updated the system in June last year, and they have replaced the diskette with SSD disks.
If the floppy disk
the floppy disk or floppy disk (in English, the floppy disk or floppy disk) is a magnetic data storage medium formed of a thin circular sheet (disk) of magnetizable and flexible material (hence its name), enclosed in a plastic cover , square or rectangular, used on the computer, for example: for a boot disk, to transfer data and information from one computer to another, or simply to store and secure files.
Est The type of storage media is vulnerable to dirt and external magnetic fields, so it stops working over time or wear. Since 2010, it is considered an outdated medium not only for its poor durability but also for its low storage capacity.
Read on: The US military announces that it has stopped using the diskette to control the nuclear arsenal | Technology – ComputerHoy.com
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