n.Removable disk that stores data on magnetic media using heads guided by a separate optical track.


A trademark of Insite Peripherals, which developed the format. Floptical disks were the same size as a 3½-inch floppy disk, and most Floptical drives could read a standard floppy. Because the heads used a more precise optical track for positioning, a Floptical drive could store more information in the same amount of space. Flopticals could store 21 MB of data without sacrificing access time. The product, introduced in 1989, was never widely adopted.