Integrated Disk File Module and memory storage system
Memory sparing arrangement
Fault-tolerant multi-computer system
Removable storage module and module
Modular computer system
Modular data storage system
Information storage system with readily removable high capacity disk drive unit Patent #: 4633350
ApplicationNo. 06/853537 filed on 04/18/1986
US Classes:361/685, Disk drive support360/133, For disk360/86, Disk record360/97.01, Disk record361/683, Computer related support361/687, With cooling means361/694, With air circulating means361/727, Sliding component or commpartment369/12, Cabinet details714/7, Reconfiguration (e.g., adding a replacement storage component)720/654Modular mounting
ExaminersPrimary: Richardson, Robert L.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesG06F 1/18 (20060101)
G06F 11/20 (20060101)
G11B 33/12 (20060101)
AbstractA fault tolerant computing facility is disclosed. The facility includes a housing array for containing a plurality of hardware element modules such as disk drives, a plurality of modularized power supplies and plural power distribution modules, each being connected to a separate source of primary facility power. Each module is self aligning and blind-mateable with the housing and may be installed and removed without tools, without disturbing the electrical cabling within the cabinet, and automatically by a maintenance robot. The logical identity of each module is established by programming at a control panel and by corresponding physical location of installation of each module within the housing array.