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Interchangeability of "Third-High" Diskette Drives With "Half-High" Drives in Personal Computers

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000099349D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-14
Document File: 2 page(s) / 54K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Escoban, G: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A technique is described whereby a "third-high", or "slimline", diskette drive is mounted in such a way so as to be interchangeable with "half-high" diskette drive.

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Interchangeability of "Third-High" Diskette Drives With "Half-High" Drives in Personal Computers

       A technique is described whereby a "third-high", or
"slimline", diskette drive is mounted in such a way so as to be
interchangeable with "half-high" diskette drive.

      In prior art, as shown in Fig. 1, diskette drive unit 10 was
typically of the "half-high" variety, whereby flat slide 11 was
utilized as the mounting element.  Diskettes were inserted
horizontally at diskette insertion slot 12.

      "Third-high" diskette drives were developed to obtain a
reduction in height and to reduce costs.  However, the overall length
was extended in order to contain all of required the components.
This extended length presented mounting problems when attempting to
utilize the "third-high" drive in place of the "half-high" drive.

      The concept described herein positions "third-high" diskette
drive 13 at a slight angle, as shown in Fig. 2, so as to compensate
for the added length of the "third-high" drive.  Mounting takes place
on wedge slide 14.  The angle of position of wedge slide 14 is sized
so that diskette insertion slot 12 aligns with bezel slot 15 of
"third-high" diskette drive 13 and is designed so that the operator
inserting the diskette will not be aware that the diskette will
travel at a slight angle.  The rear, or lengthened section, of
"third-high" diskette drive 13, although longer than the "half-high"
version, will clear connector 16, whi...