Removing the rear 2.5-inch hot-swap-drive kit

Use this information to remove the rear 2.5-inch hot-swap-drive kit.

To remove the rear 2.5-inch hot-swap-drive kit, 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.
  3. Remove the cover (see Removing the cover).
  4. Disconnect the Mini-SAS HD (12Gb) and power cables from the 2.5-inch hot-swap-drive backplane and power connector.
    Figure 1. Mini-SAS HD (12Gb) and power cable disconnection
    Mini-SAS HD (12Gb) and power cable disconnection

  5. Lift the air duct and disconnect the Mini-SAS HD (12Gb) and power cables from the rear hot-swap backplane.
    Figure 2. Mini-SAS HD (12Gb) and power cable connector location on backplane
    Mini-SAS HD (12Gb) and power cable connector location on backplane

  6. Loosen the screw located at the rear of the chassis.
    Figure 3. Screw location
    Screw location

  7. Remove PCI riser-card assembly 3 first if it is installed on the system board (see Removing a PCI riser-card assembly). Afterwards, grasp the two handles located on the sides of the rear 2.5-inch hot-swap-drive kit, and slowly lift it out of the chassis.
    Attention: Always follow the installation sequence in this step. Failure to do so, may result in damage to the rear 2.5-inch hot-swap-drive kit.
    Figure 4. Rear 2.5-inch hot-swap-drive kit removal
    Rear 2.5-inch hot-swap-drive kit removal

  8. If you are instructed to return the rear 2.5-inch hot-swap-drive kit, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.