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Remove the internal CFF RAID/HBA/RAID expander adapter

Use this information to remove the internal CFF RAID adapter, internal CFF HBA adapter, or internal CFF RAID expander adapter.

About this task

  • Read Installation Guidelines to ensure that you work safely.

  • Power off the server and disconnect all power cords for this task.

  • Prevent exposure to static electricity, which might lead to system halt and loss of data, by keeping static-sensitive components in their static-protective packages until installation, and handling these devices with an electrostatic-discharge wrist strap or other grounding system.


  1. Prepare your server.
    1. Power off the server.

    2. Remove the top cover. See Remove the top cover.

    3. Record and disconnect any cables. See Internal cable routing.

    4. Remove any components that are impeding the procedure.

    5. Install any components that are required before installing or removing the component(s).

  2. Lift the release pin, slightly slide the adapter as shown, and carefully lift it out of the chassis.
    Figure 1. Internal CFF RAID/HBA/RAID expander adapter removal
    Internal CFF RAID/HBA/RAID expander adapter removal

After you finish

If you are instructed to return the old adapter, follow all packaging instructions and use any packaging materials that are provided.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube