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Remove a 7mm NVMe drive

Use this information to remove a 7mm NVMe drive.

About this task

Required tools

Make sure you have the required tools listed below in hand to properly replace the component.

  • SD665 V3 Water Loop Gap Pad Kit

  • Conduction Plate Parts U3 7mm Dual

  • U3 7mm Conduction Plate Pad (small)

  • U3 7mm Conduction Plate Putty Pad

    Putty pad cannot be reused. Whenever a component is removed, putty pads must be replaced with new ones before reinstalling the component.

  • Read Installation Guidelines and Safety inspection checklist to ensure that you work safely.

  • Turn off the corresponding DWC tray that you are going to perform the task on.

  • Disconnect all external cables from the enclosure.

  • Use extra force to disconnect QSFP cables if they are connected to the solution.


  1. Make preparations for this task.
    1. Remove the tray from the enclosure. See Remove a DWC tray from the enclosure.
    2. Remove the tray cover. See Remove the tray cover.
    3. Remove the cross braces. See Remove the cross braces.
    4. Remove the 7mm NVMe drive cage. See Remove a 7mm NVMe drive cage assembly.
  2. Remove the upper drive.
    1. Push and hold the release latch.
    2. Slide the metal tab to the unlocked position.
    3. Pivot the drive out of the top of the drive cage as shown.
    4. Disconnect the cable from the drive.
    Figure 1. Upper drive removal (7mm NVMe)
    Upper drive removal (7mm NVMe)
  3. Remove the lower drive.
    1. Remove the drive out of the bottom of the drive cage.
    2. Disconnect the cable from the drive.
    Figure 2. Lower drive removal
    Lower drive removal
After you finish

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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