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Five Inch Full-Height Raid Subsystem with Groove on its Chassis

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000118510D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 51K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Iwasa, H: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is a mechanism of five inch full-height Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) subsystem which can be installed at two adjacent five inch half-height bays in a computer. (The dimension of five inch half-height is the standard of Small Form Factor (SFF) of the American National Standard Institute (ANSI).)

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Five Inch Full-Height Raid Subsystem with Groove on its Chassis

      Disclosed is a mechanism of five inch full-height Redundant
Array of Independent Disks (RAID) subsystem which can be installed at
two adjacent five inch half-height bays in a computer.  (The
dimension of five inch half-height is the standard of Small Form
Factor (SFF) of the American National Standard Institute (ANSI).)

Fig. 1 shows this mechanism.
  1.  Two grooves are at both sides of the chassis.
  2.  The grooves are from the front side to the rear side of
       the chassis of RAID subsystem.
  3.  The grooves occupy the position which is almost the same
       as the Height which is defined in the standard of five
       inch half-height of SFF.

Fig. 2 shows the relation between the grooves and the chassis of the
Personal Computer (PC).
  1.  The PC has guide bars which separate the bay to install the
       devices.  The interval of the guide bars is about 44mm
       (nearly half-height size).
  2.  The RAID subsystem is slid into the bay using one pair of
       the guide bars.

      Thus, the RAID subsystem, whose height is bigger than five inch
half-height, can be installed in two adjacent five inch half-height
bays.