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Install the M.2 drive

Use this information to install the M.2 drive.

Before installing the M.2 drive:

  1. Touch the static-protective package that contains the component to any unpainted metal surface on the server; then, remove it from the package and place it on a static-protective surface.

  2. Obtain a #1 Phillips screwdriver and a 4.5mm hex socket screwdriver

To install the M.2 drive, complete the following steps:

Two different M.2 drive lengths are supported by the server - 42mm and 80mm drives. If necessary, by using a 4.5mm hex socket screwdriver, remove the standoff and screw it to the appropriate mounting point to accommodate the specific drive.

Figure 1. Moving standoff to appropriate mounting point
Moving standoff to appropriate mounting point
Table 1. Standoff location on system board
1 Standoff for 42 mm M.2 drive2 Standoff for 80 mm M.2 drive

  1. Insert the M.2 drive at an angle into the connector; then, rotate it.
  2. Using a #1 Phillips screwdriver, tighten the screw that you saved earlier to secure the drive to the system board.
    Figure 2. M.2 drive installation
    M.2 drive installation

After installing the M.2 drive, use the Lenovo XClarity Provisioning Manager to configure the RAID. For more information, see:

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube