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Install an M.2 drive

Follow this procedure to install an M.2 drive.

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.

About this task

  • Read Safety inspection checklist and Installation guidelines to ensure that you work safely.

  • 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.

Watch the procedure
  • A video of this procedure is available at YouTube.

About this task

  1. Make sure the 2.5-drive is removed from drive bay 2, see Remove a simple-swap drive (bay 1-2).
  2. Make sure the post on the M.2 drive retainer is lifted away from the retainer.
  3. Install the M.2 drive.
    The thermal sensor cable should be placed under the M.2 drive.
    1. Position the M.2 drive at an angle and insert it to the M.2 connector.
    2. Place down the M.2 drive onto the M.2 drive retainer.
    3. Insert the retainer post into the retainer to secure the M.2 drive in place.
      Figure 1. Installing the M.2 drive
      Installing the M.2 drive
After you finish
  1. If necessary, reinstall the 2.5-inch drive to the drive bay 2, see Install a simple-swap drive (bay 1-2).

  2. Proceed to complete the parts replacement, see Complete the parts replacement.