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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.

  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 simple-swap drive, complete the following steps:

Watch the procedure

A video of this procedure is available at YouTube.

  1. 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
    Opening the handle of a 3.5-inch simple-swap drive
  2. 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
    3.5-inch simple-swap drive removal
After removing the simple-swap drive:
  1. Install the drive filler or a new simple-swap drive.

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