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Adjust the retainer on the M.2 boot adapter

Use this information to adjust the retainer on the M.2 boot adapter.

About this task

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.
  • Read Installation guidelines to ensure that you work safely.

  • Power off the server and disconnect all power cords for this task.

  • Prevent exposure to static electricity, which might lead to system halt and loss of data, by keeping static-sensitive components in their static-protective packages until installation, and handling these devices with an electrostatic-discharge wrist strap or other grounding system.

Before adjusting the retainer on the M.2 boot adapter, locate the correct keyhole that the retainer should be installed into to accommodate the particular size of the M.2 drive you wish to install.

The M.2 boot adapter might be different from the following illustrations, but the adjustment method is the same.


Adjust the retainer on the M.2 boot adapter.
Figure 1. M.2 retainer adjustment
M.2 retainer adjustment
  1. Press both sides of the retainers.
  2. Move the retainer forward until it is in the large opening of the keyhole.
  3. Take the retainer out of the keyhole.
  4. Insert the retainer into the correct keyhole.
  5. Press both sides of the retainer.
  6. Slide the retainer backwards until it is seated in place.