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Install a simple-swap drive

Install a hot-swap drive by sliding it into the drive bay and closing the drive bay handle.

The following notes describe the type of drives that your server supports and other information that you must consider when you install a 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.

  • 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: 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 with the same capacity.

Before installing a simple-swap drive:
  1. Press the two tabs toward each other to remove the drive filler. Keep the drive filler 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 and place it on a static-protective surface.

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.