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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.

Before installing a simple-swap drive:
  1. If there is a drive filler installed, remove it and keep it in a safe place.
    Figure 1. Drive filler removal
    drive filler removal

  2. 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.

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

Watch the procedure

A video of this procedure is available at YouTube.

Figure 2. Simple-swap drive installation
3.5-inch simple-swap drive installation

  1. Ensure that the drive handle is in the open position. Slide the drive into the drive bay until it snaps into position.
  2. Rotate the tray handle to the closed position.