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Security Device for a Disk Drive

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000056640D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-14

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Merino, TA Rachui, RA [+details]

Abstract

Three devices for providing protection against unauthorized tampering with disk files are disclosed. The devices make access to the disk drives impossible unless an access device, such as a key, is provided. One of the three devices is shown in Fig. 1. The device is assembled after the disk drive 3 is inserted into its housing 2 and an bezel 1 is snapped over the opening. The device is a key lock, vandal plug 5. The device has a swinging arm 6 that prevents removal of the plug 5 and the bezel 1 when the swinging arm 6 is pivoted into the locked position. The plug 5 also surrounds the disk ejection button 7 effectively preventing the removal of the disk. A key lock 4 is used to pivot and lock the swinging arm 6. Fig.