Removing hot-swap drives

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

  • To avoid damage to the drive connectors, make sure that the server cover is in place and fully closed whenever you install or remove a drive.
  • To make sure that there is adequate system cooling, do not operate the server for more than 2 minutes without either a drive or a filler panel installed in each bay.
Figure 1. Hot-swap hard disk drive removal
Hot-swap hard disk drive removal

To remove a hot-swap drive, complete the following steps:

  1. Read the safety information that begins in Safety and Installation guidelines.
  2. Press the release latch (orange) to unlock the drive handle.
  3. Grasp the handle and pull the drive assembly out of the drive bay.
  4. If you are instructed to return the drive assembly, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.