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Interface Assembly for Interchangeable Electromagnetic Devices

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038701D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Davidge, RV Kerezman, PA Leckbee, MD Nguyen, DC Stricker, AA Valcourt, CR [+details]

Abstract

A technique is described whereby a 3-1/2-inch diameter magnetic disk drive mechanism may be installed in a position provided for a 5-1/4- inch diameter magnetic disk drive mechanism, through the use of an interface assembly and a circuit adapter card. The interface assembly consists of a tray assembly, with a pair of rails, designed to be slid into the space provided for the larger drive. Also, a circuit adapter card provides the interconnection of both signal and power connections as required for the smaller drive. This enables the same input cable assembly to be used for both types of drives.