I've used fio - a storage benchmarking tool - to benchmark a 1.44 MB floppy drive to gauge its random I/O performance. I have no real reason for doing this. I just thought it was funny.
I've run a benchmark against the floppy drives for different queue depths. The results are shared below.
Random 4K Read performance
Random 4K Write performance
These images show that 1.44 MB a floppy drive have atrocious random I/O performance as compared to hard drives or solid state drives. Who knew!
Next: benchmarking random I/O performance of a tape drive. If somebody will lend me one.