Xyratex/Seagate Assigned Patent

Carrier with multiple storage devices having different form factors
By Francis Pelletier on 2017.01.11

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Xyratex Technology Limited, (part of Seagate Technology), Havant, Great Britain, has been assigned a patent (9,519,318) developed by Davis, David M., Portsmouth, Great Britain, Worrall, Alexander C., Waterlooville, Great Britain, and Girard, Christopher J., Apopka, FL, for a "carrier with multiple storage devices having different form factors."

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Storage systems, carriers, enclosures and support PCBs connecting to a first storage device of a first form factor such as a hard disc drive, (HDD), a dongle within a storage carrier coupled to the first storage device, and a second storage device such as a solid-state drive, (SSD) coupled to the dongle having a second form factor different than or smaller than the first form factor."

The patent application was filed on April 30, 2015 (14/701,191).