Removing a fixed-storage drive

Use this information to remove a fixed-storage drive from the blade server.

The blade server (machine type model 8014) has two storage bays for fixed-storage devices, such as SATA storage drives. To remove a fixed storage drive, complete the following steps.

  1. The following illustration shows how to remove a fixed-storage device from a blade server.
  2. The illustrations in this document might differ slightly from your hardware.

Graphic illustrating removing a fixed-storage drive
  1. Before you begin, read Safety and Installation guidelines.
  2. If the blade server is installed in a BladeCenter® unit, remove it (see Removing the blade server from the BladeCenter unit for instructions).
  3. Carefully lay the blade server on a flat, static-protective surface.
  4. Open the blade server cover (see Removing the blade server cover for instructions).
  5. If an optional expansion unit is installed, remove it (see Removing an optional expansion unit).
  6. Press the storage drive release lever away from the storage drive to open the release lever.
  7. From the connector end of the storage drive, push the drive out of the connector and using two fingers lift the storage drive out of the storage tray.
    Attention: Do not press on the top of the drive. Pressing on the top might damage the drive.
  8. If you are instructed to return the storage drive, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.