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Auto-Docking Direct Access Storage Device Plate Assembly

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000115314D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-30
Document File: 2 page(s) / 51K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

LaPree, SR: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is an assembly capable of auto-docking a variety of 3-1/2 inch form factor data storage products. A plate (1) has mounting holes that accommodate the direct access storage device (DASD) device (2). Between the plate and the DASD are shockmounts (3). These shockmounts can be chosen for optimal performance depending on the type of device being mounted (Fig. 1).

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Auto-Docking Direct Access Storage Device Plate Assembly

      Disclosed is an assembly capable of auto-docking a variety of
3-1/2 inch form factor data storage products.  A plate (1) has
mounting holes that accommodate the direct access storage device
(DASD) device (2).  Between the plate and the DASD are shockmounts
(3).  These shockmounts can be chosen for optimal performance
depending on the type of device being mounted (Fig. 1).

      A lever (4) is used for two functions; first, as a moment arm
to assist in inserting the auto-docking connector; and second, to
lock the DASD/plate assembly into the enclosure.  An interface card
(5) is required to provide the auto-docking connector which inserts
into the enclosure electronics (Fig. 2).

      This card also allows the use of any 3-1/2 inch form factor
storage device.  These would include DASD, CD ROM, and various tape
and optical storage devices.  As a result, this plate assembly
provides a versatile, simple, effective, and inexpensive solution for
auto-docking storage applications.