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Install a simple-swap drive

Use this information to install a simple-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.

  • 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.

  • You can mix drives of different types, different sizes, and different capacities in one system, but not in one RAID array. The following order is recommended when installing the drives:
    • Drive type priority: SSD, SATA HDD

    • Drive capacity priority: the lowest capacity first

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

Before installing a simple-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.
    Figure 1. 3.5-inch drive filler removal
    3.5-inch drive filler removal

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

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

  1. Use a screwdriver to turn the handle lock 1 to the unlocked position. Then, the tray handle opens automatically.
    Figure 2. Opening the tray handle of a 3.5-inch simple-swap drive
    Opening the tray handle of a 3.5-inch simple-swap drive

  2. Align the drive with the guide rails in the bay and gently push the drive into the bay until the drive stops. Then, close the tray handle to lock the drive in place.
    Figure 3. 3.5-inch simple-swap drive installation
    3.5-inch simple-swap drive installation