Installing a simple-swap hard disk drive

The drive ID that is assigned to each drive is printed on the front of the server. The ID numbers and the drive bay numbers are the same. For detailed information, refer to Front view.

Before you install a simple-swap SAS or SATA hard disk drive, read the following information. For a list of supported hard disk drives, go to 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 topic.
  • Make sure that you have all the cables and other equipment 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 device, be sure to set the SAS or SATA ID for that device.
  • You can install up to eight 2.5-inch or four 3.5-inch simple-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, save the EMC shield and filler from the bay in case you later remove the device.
  • For a complete list of supported optional devices for the server, go to: the Lenovo ServerProven website

To install a simple-swap hard disk drive, do the following:

  1. Turn off the server. Then, disconnect all external cables and remove all peripheral devices.
  2. Remove the security bezel. See Removing the security bezel.
  3. Remove the filler from the empty drive bay.
  4. 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.
  5. Install the hard disk drive into the drive bay.
    • For the 2.5-inch drive, slide the release latch 1 to the left. Then, gently push the drive into the bay until the drive stops.
      Figure 1. 2.5-inch simple-swap hard disk drive installation
      2.5-inch simple-swap hard disk drive installation

    • For the 3.5-inch drive, slide the release latch 2 to the right and gently push the drive into the bay until the drive stops. Then, reinstall the filler.
      Figure 2. 3.5-inch simple-swap hard disk drive installation
      3.5-inch simple-swap hard disk drive installation

  6. Complete the parts replacement. See Completing the parts replacement.
  7. Reinstall the security bezel. See Installing the security bezel.