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Direct Access Storage Device Shell Assembly

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000115357D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-30
Document File: 2 page(s) / 53K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Bornhorst, RJ: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Described is an auto-docking Direct Access Storage Device (DASD) shell assembly.

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Direct Access Storage Device Shell Assembly

      Described is an auto-docking Direct Access Storage Device
(DASD) shell assembly.

      Disclosed is a subassembly used to autodock and fasten a DASD
assembly into a storage subsystem.  This package (Fig. 1) consists of
a bottom shell (1) and top shell (2) which fasten together.
Contained between these two pieces are a DASD board assembly with
DC-to-DC power module (3) and a latch mechanism (4).  The DASD (5)
may be any full-high or half-high 3-1/2 inch form factor device.

      Fig. 2 shows the shell assembly (6) containing a full-high DASD
(7).  This assembly is auto-dockable and requires no tools to fasten
the device into the subsystem.

      Fig. 3 shows the shell assembly (6) containing a half-high DASD
(8).  A snap-in cover (9) is used to provide an electromagnetic
compatibility (EMC)-shielded package, as all plastic components in
this assembly are manufactured from conductive material.