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Install a hot-swap drive

Use this information to install a hot-swap drive.

The drive bays are numbered to indicate the installation order (starting from number 0). Follow the installation order when you install a drive.
Figure 1. Numbering of hard drives and power supplies
Rear view of server
Before installing a hot-swap drive:
  1. If the drive bay has a drive filler installed, pinch the two tabs to remove the drive filler. Keep the drive filler in a safe place.

  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 hot-swap drive, complete the following steps:

Figure 2. Installing a hard disk drive
3.5-inch hot-swap drive installation

  1. Ensure that the drive tray handle is in the open position. Slide the drive into the drive bay until the open drive handle catches on the edge of the drive bay.
  2. Close the drive tray handle to lock the drive in place.
  3. Check the drive status LED to verify that the drive is operating correctly.
    • If the yellow drive status LED is lit continuously, that drive is faulty and must be replaced.

    • If the green drive activity LED is flashing, the drive is being accessed.

  4. Continue to install additional hot-swap drives if necessary.