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Remove a storage tray

The storage tray is accessed from the front of the server. Open the release levers to extract the storage tray, pressing the release tabs when it stops to remove the tray fully from the chassis.

If you are removing a storage tray and do not plan to replace it, relocate or backup data that is on the hard disk drives in the storage tray before removing it.
disconnect all power
The power-control button on the device and the power switch on the power supply do not turn off the electrical current supplied to the device. The device also might have more than one power cord. To remove all electrical current from the device, ensure that all power cords are disconnected from the power source.
Make sure that all server power cords are disconnected from their power sources before performing this procedure.

Before you remove an optional storage tray, remove the front cover. See Remove the front cover.

Complete the following steps to remove a storage tray.

Figure 1. Storage tray removal to stop position
Remove storage tray to stop position

  1. Press the button on each release lever; then, simultaneously rotate the release levers until they are perpendicular to the chassis.
  2. Pull storage tray forward evenly until it stops; then, close the release levers.
  3. Press the release tabs on either side of the tray; then, slide the tray fully forward evenly and remove it from the chassis.
    • Be prepared to support the full weight of the storage tray when you remove it from the chassis.

    • Do not use the release levers as handles to support the storage tray.

    Figure 2. Storage tray removal from chassis
    Remove storage tray from chassis

After you remove the storage tray:

Demo video

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