Direct-Access Storage Device Commodity-Stacking Plates
Original Publication Date: 1987-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01
This article describes a stacking plate structure with grounding spring appendages for holding disk and diskette drives in any drive-retaining compartment of an IBM PC XT system. The interchangeable stacking plates disclosed herein permit direct- access storage device (DASD) commodity integration of 5-1/4", 3-1/2" floppy diskette drives and 5-1/4" hard files (full and half-high configurations) into an unadulterated IBM PC XT base frame and covers. The DASD commodity-stacking side plates are shown in the drawing and utilize existing mounting holes in DASD commodities to stack and fasten two such devices, or a combination containing a blank, into a single assembly while remaining within the predefined IBM PC XT base frame opening (compartmentized envelope).