09317081 is referenced by 2 patents and cites 14 patents.

The side profile of a hard drive assembly may be configured with one or more open areas to allow cooling air to pass side-to-side through a lateral flow channel provided by a cavity defined in the base portion of the hard drive assembly. Corresponding and complementary open areas may be also be defined in mating drive carrier assembly side components to allow passage of lateral side-to-side cooling air through the base portion flow channel of a hard drive assembled to the drive carrier assembly to form a mountable hard drive system that is installed into a storage enclosure. The at least partially aligned open flow areas of the assembled hard dive assembly and drive carrier assembly may cooperate to reduce air flow impedance across multiple rows of hard drive systems through a storage enclosure.

Title
Disk drive carriers and mountable hard drive systems with improved air flow
Application Number
14/23939
Publication Number
9317081 (B2)
Application Date
September 11, 2013
Publication Date
April 19, 2016
Inventor
Frank W Yu
Austin
TX, US
Haesung Kwon
Austin
TX, US
Kevin W Mundt
Austin
TX, US
Agent
Egan Peterman Enders & Huston
Assignee
Dell Products
TX, US
IPC
G06F 1/18
G06F 1/20
H05K 7/20
G11B 33/14
G11B 33/08
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