Disk / Disc

SuperDisk (Imation, front)Floppy disks, hard disks, magneto-optical discs, optical discs and more. Some current, most long obsolete.

Dates are approximate and refer to availability in the UK or Europe where known, otherwise for US.

1970s

8-inch floppy disk (1971 – early 1980s)

Control Data Corporation 9877 (1974 – 1990s)

Digital Equipment Corporation RK07 (1976 – 1990s)

5.25-inch minifloppy disk (1976 – early 1990s)

5.25-inch ‘flippy’ disk (1976 – mid 1980s)

Olivetti minidisc (1977 – early 1980s)

Floppy ROM (1977 – mid 1980s)

8-inch hard disk drive (1979 – late 1980s)

1980s

3-inch Compact Floppy disk (1982 – early 1990s)

3.5-inch microfloppy disk (DS /DD) (1982 – 1990s)

Iomega Bernoulli disk 8-inch (1982 – 1987)

Apple FileWare / Twiggy disk (1983 – 1984)

3.25-inch floppy disk (1983 – mid 1980s)

3.5-inch hard disk drive (1983 – )

Brother Micro Disc (mid 1980s)

5.25-inch magneto-optical disk (1985 – 2000s)

CD-ROM (1985 – )

LV-ROM (1986 – late 1980s)

2-inch floppy disk (Video Floppy) (1986 – 1990s)

2.8-inch DataDisk (1986 – early 199os)

Nintendo Famicom Disk System (1986 – early 1990s)

Iomega Bernoulli disk 5.25-inch (1987 – 1994)

3.5-inch microfloppy disk (High Density) (1987 – late 2000s)

SyQuest 5.25-inch (44/88/200MB) (1988 – 1998)

2.5-inch hard disk drive (1988 – )

2-inch floppy disk (LT-1) (1989 – early 1990s)

1990s

Floptical (1991 – 1993)

3.5-inch microfloppy (Extended Density) (1991 – mid 1990s)

CD-i (Compact Disc Interactive) (1991 – 1998)

CD-i Ready (1991 – 1998)

3.5-inch magneto-optical disk (1991 – 2000s)

1.8-inch hard disk drive (1991 – 2014)

Photo CD (1992 – 2004)

Compact Disc-Recordable (CD-R) (1992 – )

LD-ROM (1993 – 1996)

SyQuest 3.5-inch (105/270MB) (1993 – 1998)

MD Data (1994 – early 2000s)

Phase-change Dual (PD) disk (1995 – 1998)

SyQuest EZ135 (1995 – 1996)

Nomai MCD 540 (1995 – 1999)

Iomega Zip (1995 – 2003)

SyQuest EzFlyer (1996 – 1998)

Syquest SyJet (1996 – 1998)

Iomega Jaz (1996 – 2002)

Gold CD-R (1996 – )

SyQuest SparQ (1997 – 1998)

SuperDisk (1997 – early 2000s)

Compact Disc-ReWritable (CD-RW) (1997 – )

Mini CD-R / CD-RW (1990s – )

DVD-ROM (1997 – )

DVD-R (1997 – )

MiniDVD-R (1997 – )

Caleb UHD144 / it drive (1998 – 2002)

Castlewood Orb (1998 – 2004)

HiFD (High capacity Floppy Disk) (1998 – early 2000s)

DVD-RAM (1998 – )

Business card CD-ROM (1998 – )

Iomega Clik! / PocketZip (1999 – early 2000s)

Nintendo 64DD (Dynamic Drive) (1999 – 2000)

Microdrive (1999 – early 2010s)

GD-ROM (1999 – )

DVD-RW (1999 – )

2000s

Sony Memory Stick / Floppy Disk Adaptor (2000 – 2001)

Iomega Zip 250 (2001 – 2003)

Iomega Zip U250 (2001 – 2003)

CD Cardz (2001 – 2009)

DVD+RW (2001 – )

Iomega Zip 750 (2002 – 2003)

DataPlay (2002 – mid 2000s)

Nintendo GameCube (2002 – 2007)

DVD+R (2002 – )

Ultra Density Optical (UDO) (2003 – )

Sony Professional Disc for DATA (2004 – 2007)

Iomega Rev (2004 – 2010)

Hi-MD (2004 – 2011)

LightScribe (2004 – 2013)

UMD (Universal Media Disc) (2004 – 2014)

Fujifilm PhotoDisc CD-R (2004 – )

Nintendo Wii Optical Disc (2006 – 2013)

Quantum GoVault (2006 – )

Blu-ray Disc Recordable (BD-R) (2006 – )

Blu-ray Recordable Erasable (BD-RE) (2006 – )

HD-DVD-R (2007 – 2008)

CD-ROM postage stamps (2008 – 2009)

2010s

Nintendo Wii U Optical Disc (2012 – 2017)