Diskette Drive Mounting Racket Utilizing an A-Frame Structure
Original Publication Date: 1987-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01
A technique is described whereby an A-frame bracket supplies the structural support for mounting two half-high 5-1/4" diskette drives into an IBM Personal Computer (PC). The A-frame bracket supplies the necessary structural integrity and stability to enable the drives to meet all drop tests and dynamic loading operational conditions. The design enables the PC to have two diskette drives mounted into a single system and still meet all thermal operating specifications. The bracket enables existing IBM PCs to be retrofittable so as to accept two drives into existing frames without modifying the framing structure. A-frame brackets 10, as shown in the figure, are mounted on each side of the two vertically mounted diskette drives 11 and secured with eight fasteners 12.