Space efficient housing configuration for a disk drive #7

  • US 5,596,461 A
  • Filed: 05/25/1995
  • Issued: 01/21/1997
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/25/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A disk drive housing, comprising:

  • a base member having a top, a bottom, and an outer perimeter having length and end portions of preselected dimensions; and

    a cover element comprising a top surface and side walls depending downwardly from the top surface, the cover element having length and width dimensions corresponding to the dimensions of the length and end portions of the base member;

    the cover element being received onto and secured to the base member to form the housing;

    the top surface of the cover element including a first raised portion to provide a height dimension within the housing sufficient for topmost portions of a spindle motor and head stack assembly of a disk stack assembly;

    remaining portions of the top surface of the cover element being generally parallel to said first raised portion and providing a continuous, single PCB support surface.

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