Universal, Low-Cost Hard-File Mounting Assembly
Original Publication Date: 1985-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-19
A technique is described whereby two direct-access storage device (DASD) assemblies are securely mounted, within a processor, without the need of tools. The concept is unique, in that the components which make up the mounting assembly are designed to enable easy installation and removal of a universal variety of DASD assemblies, without the need of tools. The components which make up the mounting assembly consist of base plate 10, as shown in the figure, snap retainers 11, positioning pins 12 and 1/4-turn fasteners 13. Base plate 10 is a plated sheet metal tray used to horizontally mount two DASDs 14. Positioning pins 12 have knurled heads and standard threads so that they are easily hand screwed into four holes already in the side casting of each DASD assembly.