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Remove a hot-swap drive

Use this information to remove a hot-swap drive.

Before removing a hot-swap drive:
  1. Ensure that you have back up data on your drive.

  2. Remove the security bezel. See Remove the security bezel.

  • To ensure 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.

  • Before you remove any component of a RAID array, back up all RAID configuration information.

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

Watch the procedure

A video of this procedure is available at YouTube.

  1. Slide the release latch to unlock the drive handle.
    Figure 1. Opening the handle of a 2.5-inch hot-swap drive
    Opening the 2.5-inch hot-swap drive handle

    Figure 2. Opening the handle of a 3.5-inch hot-swap drive
    Opening the 3.5-inch hot-swap drive handle

  2. Grasp the handle and slide the drive out of the drive bay.
    Figure 3. 2.5-inch hot-swap drive removal
    2.5-inch hot-swap drive removal

    Figure 4. 3.5-inch hot-swap drive removal
    3.5-inch hot-swap drive removal

After removing a hot-swap drive:
  1. Install the drive filler or a new hot-swap drive.

  2. If you are instructed to return the old hot-swap drive, follow all packaging instructions and use any packaging materials that are provided.