Install a simple-swap drive
Use this information to install a simple-swap drive.
About this task
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.
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.
The drives in a single RAID array must be the same type, same size, and same capacity.
- If the drive bay has a drive filler installed, remove it. Keep the drive filler in a safe place for future use.
- Install the simple-swap drive.Figure 1. 3.5-inch simple-swap drive installation
- Ensure that the tray handle is in the open position. Align the drive with the guide rails in the bay; then, gently push the drive into the bay until the drive stops.
- Close the tray handle to lock the drive in place.
After you finish
Install other drives or drive fillers if necessary.NoteAll the drive bays must be occupied. This means that each bay must have a drive or drive filler installed.
Close the front door; then, use the key to lock the server cover.
Check the drive activity LED on the front panel to verify that the drive is operating correctly.
Simple-swap drive activity LED Color Description Solid on Green The simple-swap drive is active. Off None The simple-swap drive is not active.
Use the Lenovo XClarity Provisioning Manager to configure the RAID if necessary. For more information, see:
Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.