05041924 is referenced by 153 patents and cites 12 patents.

A removable and transportable hard disk subsystem is provided for use with at least one computer and includes at least one hard disk module. The module contains a shock mounted, thin and compact micro-Winchester head and disk assembly which plugs into a base housing which is installable entirely within a well of the computer nominally allotted to receive a 51/4 inch half height disk drive. The base housing includes a head positioning and data module loading/unloading portion of the subsystem control electronics and an electromechanical mechanism for automatically loading and unloading the hard disk module. The base housing provides electrical connections for operating the head and disk assembly when loaded therein. The subsystem further includes an adapter board having a host interface portion of the subsystem control electronics and connected by a cable with the control electronics portion of the base housing, the adapter board for connecting the subsystem directly to address, data and control buses of said computer to enable storage and retrieval in the loaded module of host computer data blocks.

Title
Removable and transportable hard disk subsystem
Application Number
7/278006
Publication Number
5041924
Application Date
November 30, 1988
Publication Date
August 20, 1991
Inventor
David B Jeppson
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Scott E Richmond
San Jose
CA, US
Eric J Botto
Palo Alto
CA, US
Rodica Florea
San Jose
CA, US
Donald C Westwood
Cupertino
CA, US
Claude E Camp
Milpitas
CA, US
Peter S Hahn
Fremont
CA, US
Richard J Blackborow
Cupertino
CA, US
Agent
David B Harrison
Assignee
Quantum Corporation
CA, US
IPC
G11B 17/00
G11B 19/02
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