Installing a solid state drive

Use this information to install a solid state drive.

You can install up to two solid state drives in the SSD expansion card. The blade server supports using RAID 0 or RAID 1 when two storage drives are installed. See Using the LSI Logic Configuration Utility program for information about RAID configuration.

To install a solid state drive, complete the following steps:

  1. Remove the SSD expansion card (see Removing an SSD expansion card for instructions).
  2. Turn over the SSD expansion card.

    Graphic showing the SSD expansion card.
  3. Touch the static-protective package that contains the solid state drive to any unpainted metal surface on the BladeCenter unit or any unpainted metal surface on any other grounded rack component; then, remove the solid state drive from the package.
  4. Slide the solid state drive into the slot until it is firmly seated in the connector.
  5. If you have a second solid state drive to install, repeat steps 3 and 4.
  6. Close the retention lever and secure it with the blue tab.
    Note: You might have to press the blue tab before you close the retention lever.
  7. Install the SSD expansion card (see Installing an SSD expansion card for instructions).