Install a simple-swap drive
Use this information to install a simple-swap drive.
For a list of supported drives, see Lenovo ServerProven website.
The drive bays are numbered to indicate the installation order (starting from number “0”). Follow the installation order when you install a drive. See Front view.
- You can mix drives of different types and different capacities in one system, but not in one RAID array. The following order is recommended when installing the drives:
Drive type priority: SATA SSD, SATA HDD
Drive capacity priority: the lowest capacity first
The drives in a single RAID array must be the same type, same size, and same capacity.
If there is a drive filler installed, remove it and keep it in a safe place.
Touch the static-protective package that contains the new drive to any unpainted surface on the outside of the server. Then, take the new drive out of the package and place it on a static-protective surface.
To install a simple-swap drive, complete the following steps:
Watch the procedure
A video of this procedure is available at YouTube.
- Ensure that the drive tray handle is in the open position. Slide the drive into the drive bay until it snaps into position.
- Close the drive tray handle to lock the drive in place.
- Continue to install additional simple-swap drives if necessary.
Reinstall the security bezel. See Install the security bezel.
Power on the server.
Use the Lenovo XClarity Provisioning Manager to configure the RAID if necessary. For more information, see: http://sysmgt.lenovofiles.com/help/topic/LXPM/RAID_setup.html