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Common Direct Access Storage Device Package for AS/400* Machines

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000113840D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 40K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Otis, BP: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Disclosed is a package that encloses a Direct Access Storage Device (DASD) and power conditioning circuits. The design may be installed in a DASD Storage Expansion Unit or, with the use of an adapter sleeve, in the AS/400* cage.

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Common Direct Access Storage Device Package for AS/400* Machines

      Disclosed is a package that encloses a Direct Access Storage
Device (DASD)  and power conditioning circuits.  The design may be
installed in a DASD Storage Expansion Unit or, with the use of an
adapter sleeve, in the AS/400* cage.

      The design, shown in the Figure, fully encloses the DASD, the
power conditioning circuit (regulator or capacitor card) and all the
corresponding cabling.  The package width, height and depth is such
that two packages can be installed side by side in a DASD Storage
Expansion Unit or in DASD adapters bolted to an AS/400 cage.

      The design features a tray to which the DASD and the power
conditioning circuity are secured.  The cover attaches to the tray
with four bolts.  The rear bolts also secures the connector.  A
lever, used to aid in the installation and removal of the drive, is
positioned in-between the tray and the cover.  The top and bottom
shields are identical and are snapped into position.  Large openings
in the shield allow for cooling air to pass vertically.  A spring,
mounted at the top, ensures proper grounding to bleed off any
residual electrostatic discharge (ESD) charge.
  *  Trademark of IBM Corp.