Use this procedure to remove a hard drive (HD) filler.
Caution - Air flow and temperature control–related issues . Do not leave a hard drive slot unoccupied. Hard drive slots must contain either a drive or a HD filler.
The HD filler is designed specifically to occupy empty drive slots for the purpose of maintaining server cooling. It does not contain electronics, and it is not a hard drive carrier.
An animation of the procedure to remove a hard drive filler is available. See animation showing hard drive removal.
Caution - Possible component damage. The handle does not extend to a 90-degree angle. Do not extend the handle beyond its limitation.
Drive slots must contain either a hard drive (HD) or an HD filler.