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Guide Rail for Multiple HDD

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000123345D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-04
Document File: 1 page(s) / 38K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Noguchi, T: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is the concept of the guide rail which can be installed various height of Hard Disk Drive (HDD).

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Guide Rail for Multiple HDD

   Disclosed is the concept of the guide rail which can be
installed various height of Hard Disk Drive (HDD).

   Fig. 1 shows the example of this invention.  HDD (a) has
the metal bracket (b) and it was fixed by 4 screws (c) from the side
of the HDD.  Height of these screws from the HDD bottom surface (d)
are sa me for all HDDs.  On the other hands, system (Notebook PC in
this case) has the room (e) for the HDD and there are 2 guide grooves
(f) both on right and left side of this room.  When the HDD is
installed into the system, the screws (c) goes into the  the grooves
(f), and the HDD position is firmly fixed by them.  In this case, HDD
top surface (g) is not used for any purpose for HDD positioning.  So
if the height of the room (h) is big enough, any height of HDD (i.e.
9.5mm, 12.7mm, 17mm...) can be installed without any attachment.
This allows the Notebook PC to have various capacity and technology
of HDD.