Remove a hot-swap drive

Use this procedure to remove a drive.

Before you remove a drive, ensure that you save the data on your drive (especially if it is part of a RAID array) before you remove it from the node.

Procedure performed by: customer or field service

  • To ensure that there is adequate system cooling, do not operate the solution for more than 2 minutes without either a drive or a filler panel installed in each bay.

  • Before you make changes to drives, drive controllers (including controllers integrated on the system board), drive backplanes, or drive cables, back up all important data stored on drives.

  • Before you remove any RAID array components, back up all RAID configuration information.

  • If one or more NVMe solid-state drives are to be removed, disable them in OS before removal.

Complete the following steps to remove a drive:

  1. Slide the latch to unlock the drive handle.
  2. Grasp the handle and slide the drive out of the drive bay.
    Figure 1. Drive removal
    Drive removal

The removal of the compute hard drive is now complete.

After you remove the drive: