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Replacing a hot-swap hard disk drive

Use this information to replace a hot-swap hard disk drive.

The following notes describe the type of hard disk drives that the server supports and other information that you must consider when you install a hard disk drive. For a list of supported hard disk drives, see the Lenovo ServerProven website.
  • Locate the documentation that comes with the hard disk drive and follow those instructions in addition to the instructions in this chapter.
  • Make sure that you have all the cables and other equipment that are specified in the documentation that comes with the drive.
  • Select the bay in which you want to install the drive.
  • Check the instructions that come with the drive to determine whether you have to set any switches or jumpers on the drive. If you are installing a SAS or SATA hard disk drive, be sure to set the SAS or SATA ID for that device.
  • You can install up to to eight 2.5-inch or four 3.5-inch hot-swap SAS or SATA hard disk drives in the server.
  • The electromagnetic interference (EMI) integrity and cooling of the server are protected by having all bays and PCI and PCI Express slots covered or occupied. When you install a drive, PCI, or PCI Express adapter, save the EMC shield and filler panel from the bay or PCI or PCI Express adapter slot cover in the event that you later remove the device.
  • For a complete list of supported optional devices for the server, see the Lenovo ServerProven website.

Read the safety information in Safety and Installation guidelines.

The 2.5-inch drive hot-swap server models support four SAS 2.5-inch hard disk drives.

To replace a hot-swap SAS or SATA hard disk drive, complete the following steps:
If you have only one hard disk drive, you must install it in the left drive bay.
To avoid damage to the hard disk drive connectors, make sure that the server top cover is in place and fully closed whenever you install or remove a hard disk drive.
  1. Make sure that the server top cover is in place and fully closed.
  2. Remove the filler panel from the empty drive bay. Keep the filler panel in a safe place.
  3. Touch the static-protective package that contains the drive to any unpainted metal surface on the server; then, remove the drive from the package and place it on a static-protective surface.
  4. Install the hard disk drive in the drive bay:

    1. Make sure that the drive tray handle is open.
    2. Remove the filler panel from the bay.
    3. Align the drive with the guide rails in the bay.
    4. Gently push the drive into the bay until the drive stops.
    5. Push the tray handle to the closed (locked) position.
    6. heck the hard disk drive status LED to make sure that the hard disk drive is operating correctly. If the yellow hard disk drive status LED for a drive is lit continuously, that drive is faulty and must be replaced. If the green hard disk drive activity LED is flashing, the drive is being accessed.
      If the server is configured for RAID operation using a ServeRAID adapter, you might have to reconfigure your disk arrays after you install hard disk drives. See the ServeRAID adapter documentation for additional information about RAID operation and complete instructions for using the ServeRAID adapter.
  5. If you are installing additional hot-swap hard disk drives, do so now.

If you have replaced a server component or installed an optional device in the server, you need to reconnect the power cords and all external cables, and turn on the server and peripheral devices.