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Multiple Configuration Direct Access Storage Device Subsystem

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000104172D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-18
Document File: 2 page(s) / 49K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Bornhorst, RJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a device which can provide data storage capability in two different configurations with a minimum amount of hardware changes. Fig. 1 shows the direct access storage device (DASD) subsystem in a rack-mount configuration. This allows use in any EIA rack as well as the AS/400* system.

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Multiple Configuration Direct Access Storage Device Subsystem

      Disclosed is a device which can provide data storage capability
in two different configurations with a minimum amount of hardware
changes.  Fig. 1 shows the direct access storage device (DASD)
subsystem in a rack-mount configuration.  This allows use in any EIA
rack as well as the AS/400* system.

      With the addition of a mounting base, two operator panel
brackets, and cover set, the subsystem can be used as a stand-alone
tower (see Fig. 2) which can be used with a PS/2*, RS/6000*, or sold
as an Other Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) storage solution.

      The versatility of this design saved many months of development
time, as well as the money saved by needing only one
manufacturing/test area and one set of tooling to produce a multiple
configuration data subsystem.  This is a unique design in the data
storage marketplace.

*  Trademark of IBM Corp.