CD for initial storage and boot device. This is an almost perfect
solution, CD drives are cheap and easy to find, they are a lot faster
than floppies and have (for a LEAF device) an almost unlimited storage
capacity. Once you have decided what your settings are you can burn
this set up to a CD Rom and forget about the floppy.
Some users simply use a hard disk, enough storage but no write
protection, also disks draw significantly more current.
A flash card adapter, no moving parts, low current but no write
Enter ADM's or DOM's. There are a few manufacturers which
build write protectable flash disk modules. Early in 2002 there
was quite a long thread about these but it died away because these
things seemed to be as rare as moon stones, at least for the end