Direct Access Storage Device Commodity Assembly Integration Into the Ibm Personal Computer Xt Envelope
Original Publication Date: 1987-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01
This article describes a stacking and packaging mounting assembly for positioning combinations of 0, 1 or 2 direct access storage device (DASD) units into a personal computer (PC) enclosure without having to alter the enclosure hardware. (Image Omitted) A combination of special 100o flat-head screws, stacking plates, and the various DASDs comprise an assembly that allows for placement of 0, 1 or 2 commodity units within a single envelope of a PC base frame assembly. Commonality of datum planes between DASD commodities and trays permits interchangeability between the commodities that make up an assembly which in turn are interchangeable between the left and right compartments of the PC frame, as illustrated in Fig. 1.