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Diskette Drive Mounting Racket Utilizing an A-Frame Structure

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000039504D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 75K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Koteff, WB: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A technique is described whereby an A-frame bracket supplies the structural support for mounting two half-high 5-1/4" diskette drives into an IBM Personal Computer (PC). The A-frame bracket supplies the necessary structural integrity and stability to enable the drives to meet all drop tests and dynamic loading operational conditions. The design enables the PC to have two diskette drives mounted into a single system and still meet all thermal operating specifications. The bracket enables existing IBM PCs to be retrofittable so as to accept two drives into existing frames without modifying the framing structure. A-frame brackets 10, as shown in the figure, are mounted on each side of the two vertically mounted diskette drives 11 and secured with eight fasteners 12.

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Diskette Drive Mounting Racket Utilizing an A-Frame Structure

A technique is described whereby an A-frame bracket supplies the structural support for mounting two half-high 5-1/4" diskette drives into an IBM Personal Computer (PC). The A-frame bracket supplies the necessary structural integrity and stability to enable the drives to meet all drop tests and dynamic loading operational conditions. The design enables the PC to have two diskette drives mounted into a single system and still meet all thermal operating specifications. The bracket enables existing IBM PCs to be retrofittable so as to accept two drives into existing frames without modifying the framing structure. A-frame brackets 10, as shown in the figure, are mounted on each side of the two vertically mounted diskette drives 11 and secured with eight fasteners 12. Bracket 10 is designed so that it is positioned to eliminate any possibility of interference when inserted and mounted into frame 13 of the PC. The cross members of A-frame bracket 10 provide a secondary vertical spacing function while maintaining the required structural support. When inserted into the PC frame, the unit is secured with four fasteners 14.

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