Remove a hot-swap drive
Use this information to remove a hot-swap drive.
- Ensure that you have back up data on your drive, especially if it is part of a RAID array.
Before you make changes to drives, drive controllers, drive backplanes, or drive cables, back up all important data that is stored on the drives.
Before you remove any component of a RAID array, back up all RAID configuration information.
Remove the security bezel. See Remove the security bezel.
To remove a hot-swap drive, complete the following steps:
Watch the procedure
A video of this procedure is available at YouTube.
- Slide the release latch to the left to open the drive tray handle.Figure 1. Opening the drive tray handle
- Grasp the handle and slide the drive out of the drive bay.Figure 2. Sliding the drive out of the drive bay
- Install a drive filler or a new drive to cover the drive bay.
If you are instructed to return the old drive, follow all packaging instructions and use any packaging materials that are provided.