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Remove a drive cage assembly

Use this information to remove a drive cage assembly.

About this task

  • Read the following sections to ensure that you work safely.
  • Turn off the corresponding DWC tray that you are going to perform the task on.
    If Shared I/O adapters are installed, power off the auxiliary node (node 1/3/5/7/9/11) first, and then power off the primary node (node 2/4/6/8/10/12).
  • Disconnect all external cables from the enclosure.
    Use extra forces to disconnect QSFP cables if they are connected to the solution.


  1. Make preparations for this task.
    1. Remove the tray (see Remove a DWC tray from the enclosure).

      For safety, use the lift tool to remove the tray from the rack.

    2. Remove the tray cover (see Remove the tray cover).
  2. Disconnect the drive cable.
  3. Remove the 3 screws and remove the drive assembly out of the node.
    • One-drive cage assembly

      Figure 1. One-drive cage assembly removal
      One-drive cage assembly removal
    • Two-drive cage assembly

      Figure 2. Two-drive cage assembly removal
      Two-drive cage assembly removal

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

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