Skip to main content

Remove an M.2 drive in the M.2 backplane

Use this information to remove an M.2 drive in the M.2 backplane.

Before you remove an M.2 drive in the M.2 backplane:
  1. Read the following section(s) to ensure that you work safely.
  2. Turn off the corresponding compute node that you are going to perform the task on.

  3. Remove the compute node (see Remove a compute node from the enclosure).

  4. Remove the compute node cover (see Remove the compute node cover).

  5. Remove the M.2 backplane (see Remove the M.2 backplane).

Complete the following steps to remove an M.2 drive from the M.2 backplane.

Figure 1. M.2 drive removal
M.2 drive removal

  1. Press both sides of the retainer and slide it backward to loosen the M.2 drive from the M.2 backplane.
    If your M.2 backplane has two M.2 drives, they will both release outward when you slide the retainer backward.
  2. Remove the M.2 drive by rotating it away from the M.2 backplane and pulling away from the connector at an angle (approximately 30 degrees).

If you are instructed to return the component or optional device, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube