How to Remove a Disk Drive
Disk drives can be removed with the storage module in or out
of the chassis.
- Identify the disk to be removed as follows:
- Look for an amber Fault LED on the face of the disks
to identify a defective disk .
- If the disk is not defective, use the disk management software to take
the disk offline in order to stop all I/O and prevent possible
data loss. If supported by the disk management software, the offline disk will light
its blue ready-to-remove LED.
- Press the button on the face of the disk to release the
spring-loaded securing latch .
- Grasp the securing latch  and remove the disk from the drive bay
Storage module disks are hot-pluggable, which means you can remove a disk when
the storage module is in the chassis.
Caution - Slots should always contain either a disk drive or a filler in order
to maintain adequate air flow. Do not operate the system with slots that
are empty. Always insert a filler when you remove a disk drive from
- Make a note of the slot from which you removed the drive.
If you are simply removing and reinserting a good drive, you need
to put it back into the same slot it came from.