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Removable Direct Access Storage Device Package with Shock Mount Lockouts

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000107514D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-21
Document File: 3 page(s) / 85K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Danen, JA: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is a removable direct access storage device (DASD) package with optimized shock mount protection. The purpose of the package is to provide the soft shock mounting which is required for removability while also providing the rigid shock mounting required for optimal operational performance when using any standard 3.5" DASD. An overall 5.25" DASD form factor is maintained while mounting a standard 3.5" DASD within the package.

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Removable Direct Access Storage Device Package with Shock

Mount

Lockouts

       Disclosed is a removable direct access storage device
(DASD) package with optimized shock mount protection.  The purpose of
the package is to provide the soft shock mounting which is required
for removability while also providing the rigid shock mounting
required for optimal operational performance when using any standard
3.5" DASD.  An overall 5.25" DASD form factor is maintained while
mounting a standard 3.5" DASD within the package.

      Fig. 1 shows the 5.25" DASD form factor with the carrying
handle extended and the autodocking connectors in the rear of the
package.  Cooling slots are also evident.

      Fig. 2 shows the 3.5" DASD attached to an internal mounting
plate 4 which is mounted to the enclosure 1 using soft shock mounts
for removability.  The carry handle 3 is in the carry position which
positions the shock mount lockouts 2 away from the locking pins on
the mounting plate. This position of the handle releases the lockouts
and provides adequate sway space for the soft shock mounts.  The
handle is moved to this position when the enclosure is removed from
its docking station.  Fig. 3 is an end view of Fig. 2 and shows the
relative alignment of the shock-mount lockouts in the handle and the
locking pins on the mounting plate.

      Fig. 4 shows the enclosure with the handle in the operating
position.  The shock mount lockouts 2 are moved into position about...