APPARATUS FOR DISK DRIVE
MODIFICATION INCLUDING A VACUUM
 Inventors: Phillip P. Bennett. Portola Valley;
Edwin E. Flores. San Bruno, both of
 Assignee: Scitex Corporation Ltd.. Herzlia B.. Israel
 Appl. No.: 453,622
 Filed: May 30,1995
Related U.S. Application Data
 Division of Ser. No. 294,926, Aug. 23, 1994, Pat. No. 5,491,607, which is a continuation of Ser. No. 868,474, Apr. 14, 1992, abandoned.
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Actual Disk Drive, title unknown. Part No. 807-11 (formerly Part No. 20-T004-00). manufactured (i.e., authored) by Priam Co., a division of Sequent. 2300 Central Expressway, Santa Clara. California 95054-4972. date unknown, page number information not applicable.
Primary Examiner—A. J. Heinz
Assistant Examiner—David D. Davis
Attorney, Agent, or Firm—Limbach & Limbach L.L.P.
A disk drive that is the product of modifying a standard computer disk drive to read and write data in parallel with all of its transducer heads at once, rather than serially with only one head at a time. A method and apparatus are disclosed for protecting the disk drive's platters from damage and contamination while working on the interior of the disk drive case. The apparatus includes a hinged cover that replaces a conventional disk drive cover while work is being performed on circuitry within the disk drive case. The hinged cover seals off the platters and the inside of the disk drive case except for the circuitry being worked on.
9 Claims, 5 Drawing Sheets