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Installing a simple-swap hard disk drive

Use this information to install a simple-swap hard disk drive.

The simple-swap server models support up to four 2.5-inch simple-swap SATA hard disk drives that are accessible from the front of the server. You must turn off the server before installing simple-swap drives in the server. Before you install a simple-swap SATA hard disk drive, read the following information.

  • 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 SATA device, be sure to set the SATA ID for that device.
  • You can install up to four 2.5-inch simple-swap SATA hard disk drives in the server. Do not install hot-swap drives into a simple-swap server model, it is not supported.
  • The sequence for installing the hard disk drives is to install the drives starting from bay 0, 1, 2, and 3.
  • Simple-swap models of the server do not support the Hypervisor USB flash device and the installation of the SAS/SATA riser card is not supported.
  • The simple-swap server models are available only in non-RAID configurations.
  • 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 Lenovo ServerProven website.

To install a 2.5-inch simple-swap SATA hard disk drive, complete the following steps:

  1. Read the safety information that begins on Safety and Installation guidelines.
  2. Remove the filler panel from the empty drive bay.
  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. Grasp the black drive handle and slide the blue release latch to the right and align the drive assembly with the guide rails in the bay.
      Figure 1. Simple-swap hard disk drive installation
      Simple-swap hard disk drive installation
    2. Gently push the drive assembly into the bay until the drive stops.
  5. Reinstall the drive bay filler panel that you removed earlier.
  6. If you are installing additional simple-swap hard disk drives, do so now.
  7. Turn on the peripheral devices and the server.