Installing a simple-swap hard disk drive

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

Some server models support 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.

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. Turn off the server and peripheral devices and disconnect the power cords and all external cables.
  3. Remove the filler panel 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 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.
  6. Reinstall the drive bay filler panel that you remove earlier.
  7. If you are installing additional simple-swap hard disk drives, do so now.
  8. Turn on the peripheral devices and the server.

If you have other devices to install or remove, do so now. Otherwise, go to Completing the installation.