Solutions to Saturday Mac riddles 148

I hope that you enjoyed Saturday’s Mac Riddles, episode 148. Here are my solutions to them.

1: Tough back problem succeeded the floppy.

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hard disk

Tough (hard) back problem (disk, also a hard intervertebral disc would be a real problem) succeeded the floppy (hard disks succeeded floppy disks as the main means of data storage).

2: Lipid from 1977 maps stored data still in a flash.

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(File allocation table, a file system and the index within that.) Lipid (fat) from 1977 (when FAT was introduced for floppy disks) maps stored data (what it does) still in a flash (still the standard file system for Flash drives).

3: Wedge that’s a blocked atomic storage unit.

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Wedge (a sector of a circle) that’s a blocked (sectors are grouped into storage blocks) atomic storage unit (it’s the smallest unit of storage on hard and optical disks).

The common factor

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These are important terms in floppy and hard disk storage.

I look forward to your putting alternative cases.