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Install a hot-swap drive

Use this information to install a hot-swap drive.

Before installing a hot-swap drive:
  1. Remove the drive filler from the drive bay. 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.

  3. See Technical rules for drives before you install the hot-swap drive.

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

Figure 2. Hot-swap drive installation
Hot-swap drive installation

  1. Ensure that the drive tray handle is in the open position. Slide the drive into the drive bay until it snaps into position.
  2. Close the drive tray handle to lock the drive in place.
  3. Continue to install additional hot-swap drives if necessary.