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Remove a simple-swap drive

Use this information to remove a simple-swap drive.

Before removing a simple-swap drive:
  1. 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.
  2. Remove the security bezel. See Remove the security bezel.

To make sure that there is adequate system cooling, do not operate the server for more than two minutes without either a drive or a drive filler installed in each bay.

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

Watch the procedure

A video of this procedure is available at YouTube.

  1. Use a screwdriver to unlock the handle lock 1. The handle opens automatically.
    Figure 1. Opening the drive tray handle
    Open the drive tray handle.

  2. Grasp the handle and slide the drive out of the drive bay.
    Figure 2. Sliding the drive out of the drive bay
    Slide the drive out of the drive bay.

  3. 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.