Browse Prior Art Database

Customer Set-Up and Replaceable DASD Assemblies

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000044521D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-06
Document File: 2 page(s) / 36K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Cook, MA: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

This article describes a non-technical cover for floppy and hard file direct-access storage devices (DASDs) which provides for protection of the electronic circuitry and fail-proof installation and replacement via a cam actuator handle. The DASD cover disclosed herein is a four-sided enclosure providing the DASD with a non-technical appearance. There are guide pins on the rear of the cover for connector alignment and fail-safe plugging and a carrying handle on the front of the cover for retention and removal. The connector assembly allows any full high or half high 5ยป" DASD to be installed inside the cover. The non-technical appearance polymer cover protects the user from any hazards related to the DASD by enclosing all of the electrical and mechanical components.

This text was extracted from a PDF file.
At least one non-text object (such as an image or picture) has been suppressed.
This is the abbreviated version, containing approximately 55% of the total text.

Page 1 of 2

Customer Set-Up and Replaceable DASD Assemblies

This article describes a non-technical cover for floppy and hard file direct- access storage devices (DASDs) which provides for protection of the electronic circuitry and fail-proof installation and replacement via a cam actuator handle. The DASD cover disclosed herein is a four-sided enclosure providing the DASD with a non-technical appearance. There are guide pins on the rear of the cover for connector alignment and fail-safe plugging and a carrying handle on the front of the cover for retention and removal. The connector assembly allows any full high or half high 5»" DASD to be installed inside the cover. The non-technical appearance polymer cover protects the user from any hazards related to the DASD by enclosing all of the electrical and mechanical components. The cover provides mounting hole locations for the DASD, handle, and electrical connector. The enclosed DASD slides inside a tray on the front chassis of the machine, aligns the connector and locks itself into place. Referring to Fig. 1, guide pins are located on the rear of the DASD cover adjacent to the connector assembly mounting location, as shown in Fig. 2 which is a detail view of the rear of the DASD cover. The pins align the cover connector assembly with the mating chassis connector (not shown) as the DASD is installed. The guide pins also act as stops that prevent the DASD cover from farther insertion into the tray when the connector assembly is...