Replacing a simple-swap hard disk drive

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

You must turn off the server before installing simple-swap drives in the server. Before you install a simple-swap SAS or SATA hard disk drive, read the following information. 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 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, 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.

If you are replacing a server component in the server, you need to slide the server out from the rack enclosure, turn off the server and peripheral devices, and disconnect the power cords and all external cables.

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

  1. Remove the filler panel from the empty drive bay.
  2. 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.
  3. 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. 2.5-inch simple-swap hard disk drive installation
      2.5-inch simple-swap hard disk drive installation
      Figure 2. 3.5-inch simple-swap hard disk drive installation
      3.5-inch simple-swap hard disk drive installation
    2. Gently push the drive into the bay until the drive stops.
  4. Reinstall the drive bay filler panel that you removed earlier.
  5. If you are installing additional simple-swap hard disk drives, do so now.

What to do next

  1. Install the server into the rack enclosure and push the server into the rack until it clicks into place.
  2. Reconnect the power cords and any cables that you removed.
  3. Turn on the peripheral devices and the server.