Install a 2.5-inch drive into a 3.5-inch drive bay
Use this information to install a 2.5-inch drive into a 3.5-inch drive bay.
About this task
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.
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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.
- Position the 2.5-inch drive into the 2.5-inch to 3.5-inch drive adapter.
- Align the two screw holes in the drive with the corresponding holes in the drive adapter; then, install the two screws to secure the drive to the drive adapter.Figure 1. 2.5-inch drive installation to drive adapter
- Position the drive adapter with the drive into the 3.5-inch drive tray. Align the screw holes in the drive adapter and the drive with the corresponding holes in the tray; then, install the five screws to secure the drive adapter and the drive into the tray.Figure 2. Installing the screws that secure the 2.5-inch drive and the drive adapter
- Slide the tray with the drive into the drive bay from the front until it snaps into position and then completely close the handle. See Install a simple-swap drive or Install a hot-swap drive.