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Integrated Tape Storage Cell

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000120539D
Original Publication Date: 1991-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-02
Document File: 1 page(s) / 47K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Husky, DS: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

An integrated tape storage cell/RFI shield was designed to make use of an empty volume present in the top two drive slots of an IBM 3490 Model B02 tape drive. Since the B02 drives occupy only the two lower positions, blank-out panels were required to fill the two upper drive openings. By applying additional function to these panels, use was made of the empty volume behind them for cartridge storage. A single molded panel was designed that would hold 18 cartridges, provide RFI shielding, and be easily removed when upgrading the tape drive to a 4-drive configuration. The design of the panel also provides a consistent appearance with the populated drive openings below it, maintaining a strong visual cohesion throughout the product. (Image Omitted)

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Integrated Tape Storage Cell

      An integrated tape storage cell/RFI shield was designed
to make use of an empty volume present in the top two drive slots of
an IBM 3490 Model B02 tape drive.  Since the B02 drives occupy only
the two lower positions, blank-out panels were required to fill the
two upper drive openings.  By applying additional function to these
panels, use was made of the empty volume behind them for cartridge
storage.  A single molded panel was designed that would hold 18
cartridges, provide RFI shielding, and be easily removed when
upgrading the tape drive to a 4-drive configuration. The design of
the panel also provides a consistent appearance with the populated
drive openings below it, maintaining a strong visual cohesion
throughout the product.

                            (Image Omitted)