Drive Module Handling Guide

Andy Norrie

Posted: 1st April 2019

By nature of the restricted space, Quarch breakers and PAM fixtures are difficult to protect, and have flexible cables that can be damaged if significant force is placed on them. We’ve released a module handling guide to highlight the most common failures and how to avoid them.

Most of our modules are still running after 5+ years of heavy use. However some customers do have a higher than expected rate of failures, so we’d like to share the best practice rules for storage and handling of our modules, to make sure they have a long and productive life.

As an example: the use of Kapton tape (or similar) to hold the flex cable down is a simple but effective way to avoid catching and damaging the cable as drives are inserted. This is especially useful in busy racks where not all engineers will be aware of the equipment!

Check out the PDF document link below which details our suggestions for handling in more detail.  A couple of simple changes to the way you work can make a big difference.

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