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Install a hot-swap drive

Use this information to install a hot-swap drive.

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

  • Depending on your server models, your server supports the following drive types:
    • Solid-state drives

    • SAS/SATA drives

    For a complete list of supported optional devices for the server, 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. See Front view.

  • The drives in a single RAID array must be the same type, same size, and same capacity.

Before installing a hot-swap drive:

  1. If the drive bay has a drive filler installed, remove it. Keep the drive filler in a safe place for future use.

  2. Touch the static-protective package that contains the new hot-swap drive to any unpainted surface on the outside of the server. Then, take the new hot-swap drive out of the package and place it on a static-protective surface.

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

  1. Ensure that the tray handle is in the open position. Slide the drive into the drive bay until it snaps into position.
  2. Close the tray handle to lock the drive in place.
    Figure 1. Hot-swap drive installation
    Hot-swap drive installation
  3. The hot-swap drive should be powered up and begin initialization. Check the drive LEDs to verify that the drive is operating correctly.

After installing the hot-swap drive:

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

  2. Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.

  3. Use the Lenovo XClarity Provisioning Manager to configure the RAID if necessary. For more information, see:

    RAID Setup

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube