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SCA-2 Blank Drive Carrier Contaminant Isolation Cover

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000012123D
Publication Date: 2003-Apr-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 64K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method that uses a shield to cover the system’s SCA-2 connector. Benefits include keeping foreign contaminants away from the SCA-2 connector.

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SCA-2 Blank Drive Carrier Contaminant Isolation Cover

Disclosed is a method that uses a shield to cover the system’s SCA-2 connector. Benefits include keeping foreign contaminants away from the SCA-2 connector.

Background

Current state of the art does not cover the empty drive carrier. This allows system fans to suck or blow unfiltered air through the connector, which has caused frequent high-failure rates on several platforms.

General Description

The disclosed method changes the mold of the SCSI SCA-2 blank drive carrier. The new mold includes a shield that mates to the system’s SCA-2 connector.  The shield keeps foreign contaminants away from the systems SCA-2 connector; when a user installs a drive into this slot, the system’s SCA-2 connector will not have any contaminants in it.

Advantages

Some implementations of the disclosed structure and method provide one or more of the following advantages:

The disclosed method will improve system reliability and not be obtrusive to users.

Existing SCA-2 SCSI drive carrier

 

New molded shield that will keep contaminants out of system SCA-2 connector.

 

Existing Blank drive carrier.

 

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