Interconnection


Direct disk drive-to-board connectors

14 August 2002 Interconnection

Samtec has announced a complete line of combination signal and power connectors that eliminate the need for the flat ribbon cables and power wire harnesses that are commonly used when connecting hard drives. The Storage Combo line is PCB mountable with straight through-hole, right-angle, reversed right-angle and edge-mount tail configurations. These interfaces mate to IDE/ATA hard drives (SCID Series) SCSI2 hard drives (SCS2 Series) and Wide SCSI hard drives (SCWS Series).

Storage Combo connectors offer a number of benefits:

* Cost reduction - with one Samtec connector effectively replaces a minimum of two IDC connectors, two wire harness connector assemblies, two mating headers, flat ribbon cable and individual wiring, as well as assembly labour.

* Improved electrical performance - especially in RAID and mass storage systems where a short signal path from the disk drives to the main board is essential.

* Space savings - through direct connection to the target board which eliminates the extra space normally required for bulky wire harness assemblies.

For more information: Bradley Richards, Spectrum Concepts, 011 395 3184.



Credit(s)



Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page

Further reading:

PV connectors and string fuses
28 April 2021, Phoenix Contact , Interconnection
New connectors as well as cable-based string fuses extend the Sunclix product series for photovoltaic (PV) systems from Phoenix Contact. The device connectors are particularly suitable for cabling inverters ...

Read more...
Versatile D-Sub connector solutions
28 April 2021, IPD Electronics , Interconnection
D-Subminiature connectors, also known as D-Subs, are important to a broad range of markets and applications, including commercial, industrial, defence, aerospace and high-performance computer technology. ...

Read more...
M12 push-pull connectors with internal locking
28 April 2021, Phoenix Contact , Interconnection
Phoenix Contact has extended its existing M12 portfolio to include new push-pull connectors with internal locking. The cross-manufacturer locking system based on IEC 61076-2-010 enables easy cabling and ...

Read more...
How Fujikura developed arc fusion splicing machines with PAS
28 April 2021, IC Logistix , Interconnection
In the early days of fibre communication, distance was important and voice communication was the number one consideration. Today speed plays a pivotal role and fibre is used for voice and petabytes ...

Read more...
New receptacles make key switch hot-swapping effortless
28 April 2021, Spectrum Concepts , Interconnection
Mill-Max receptacles have long been an excellent solution for making PCB components pluggable, removable and replaceable. Mill-Max has recently developed a new series of open bottom, low profile, solder ...

Read more...
Battery connectors for industrial vehicles
28 April 2021, Vepac Electronics , Interconnection
The Anderson family of Euro Battery Connectors (EBC) are expertly designed for ease-of-use and incorporate an innovative contact carrier to simplify assembly. The EBC connectors include the industry ...

Read more...
Right-angle SMA connectors and assemblies
28 April 2021, TRX Electronics , Interconnection
Amphenol SV Microwave’s right-angle SMA connectors and cable assemblies offer true broadband 40 GHz performance and a space saving design. The design reduces stress on solder joints and accommodates .047 ...

Read more...
Adaptor grommets for M23 square flange connectors
28 April 2021 , Interconnection
For its modularly designed adaptor system, IMAS-CONNECT, icotek offers the new adaptor grommets AT-FL and QT-AT-FL. The adaptor grommets serve as an interface for M23 square flange connectors. The ...

Read more...
Will AI embed itself into the Mil/Aero market in 2021?
28 April 2021, Spectrum Concepts , Interconnection
Embedded systems and artificial intelligence (AI) seem to be the leading trends in the Mil/Aero market. Samtec’s industry manager, Chuck Gratz, agrees with articles written in COTS Journal, Military & ...

Read more...
Samtec Catalogue 2021
28 April 2021, Spectrum Concepts , Technical Literature
The latest edition of Samtec’s catalogue covers the company’s full range of connectors, technologies and services. Running to a total of 319 pages, of particular note are the new products in the range, ...

Read more...