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Personal computer chassis media storage

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000033911D
Original Publication Date: 2005-Jan-04
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-04
Document File: 4 page(s) / 50K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Computer manufactures should provide a media storage option that is either integrated into the personal computer chassis or can be attached to the chassis, or for rack mounted systems, built into the rack chassis or attached to the rack chassis. This way the required software can be kept with the individual personal computer and will be readily available for use.

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Personal computer chassis media storage

Disclosed is a device that provides for local storage of removable media with at the computer rather than in a remote location or on a file server.

Specific device drivers and other code is often necessary to configure a unique set of personal computer hardware. The device drivers, operating system, and applications are often delivered on removable storage media such as cassette tape, diskette or cd-rom. The media is often filed in an area away from the personal computer in a cabinet, scattered about the work area or available on a remote code server. This makes it difficult to locate the proper media for use in the future.

Examples of removable media storage products available today are carrying cases trays wallets sleeves, loose-leaf binder sheets, self adhesive media holders for binders towers drawers racks

Computer manufactures should provide a media storage option that is either integrated into the personal computer chassis or can be attached to the chassis, or for rack mounted systems, built into the rack chassis or attached to the rack chassis. This way the required software can be kept with the individual personal computer and will be readily available for use.

For purposes of this disclosure, a media storage option is either a tray, drawer, or closet that is built into the personal computer chassis, or can be attached to the personal computer chassis by some means. The media storage option can be opened and closed manually or with technology similar to that used for diskette drives, CD-ROMS drives and similar options.

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