Remove a simple-swap drive
Use this information to remove a simple-swap drive.
Ensure that you have back up data on your drive.
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 simple-swap drive, complete the following steps:
Watch the procedure
A video of this procedure is available at YouTube.
- Use a screwdriver to turn the handle lock 1 to the unlocked position. The handle opens automatically.Figure 1. Opening the handle of a 3.5-inch simple-swap drive
- Pull the handle and carefully slide the simple-swap drive or the drive filler out of the front of the chassis.Figure 2. 3.5-inch simple-swap drive removal
Install the drive filler or a new simple-swap drive.
If you are instructed to return the old simple-swap drive, follow all packaging instructions and use any packaging materials that are provided.