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Direct Access Storage Device/Tape Bracket

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000117221D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-31
Document File: 2 page(s) / 53K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Anderson, NA: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

A hard drive/tape drive mount which allows a person to "swap" the drive quickly from one machine to another is being disclosed. The mount which is screwed to the drive allows the user to remove and/or install the mounted drive into a machine without any special tools or fasteners.

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Direct Access Storage Device/Tape Bracket

      A hard drive/tape drive mount which allows a person to "swap"
the drive quickly from one machine to another is being disclosed.
The mount which is screwed to the drive allows the user to remove
and/or install the mounted drive into a machine without any special
tools or fasteners.

      The direct access storage device/tape bracket is a universal
design allowing the mounting of several hard/tape drives into the
same holder, saving both part design and cost of the machine.

      As shown in Fig. 1, by simply depressing the two snap pads 1
and swinging it out, the bracket can be removed.  To install, insert
the tabs 2 into the grooves and swing it in until the snaps engage,
then it's secure.

      The use of plastic in the DASD/Tape Bracket is important for
several reasons.  The plastic provides the electrical insulation from
the chassis, required by the DASD.  Vents and ribs give a chimney
effect 3, allowing airflow to cool the tape and DASD's.  As for
environmental advantage, it's recyclable.

      To keep the cabling simple in tight corners, the DASD/Tape
Bracket uses a swing mounting action (Fig. 2).  This allows easy
installation of the cables.  By swinging it into it's locked
position, both the bracket and cables are secured.