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Remove a simple-swap disk drive

Use this information to remove a simple-swap disk drive.

Before you remove a simple-swap disk drive, complete the following steps:
  1. Read Safety and Installation Guidelines to ensure that you work safely.

  2. Turn off the server. Disconnect the power cords and all external cables (see Power off the server).

  • For proper system cooling, do not operate the server for more than 2 minutes without either a disk drive or a filler panel installed in each bay.
  • Before you make changes to disk drives and drive related components, back up all important data that is stored on drives.
  • Before you remove any component of a RAID array, back up all RAID configuration information.

To remove a simple-swap disk drive, complete the following steps:

Figure 1. Simple-swap disk drive removal
Simple-swap disk drive removal
  1. Use a flat-blade screwdriver to rotate the drive lock clockwise.
  2. Make sure the drive handle is released after unlocking.
  3. Grab the handle to pull the drive out of the drive bay.

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.