Use this procedure to install a hard drive (HD) filler.
Caution - Airflow and temperature control–related issues. Do not leave a hard drive slot unoccupied. Hard drive slots must contain either a drive or an 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 is not a hard drive carrier.
An animation of the procedure to install a hard drive filler is available. See animation showing hard drive installation.
Caution - Possible component damage. The handle does not extend to a 90–degree angle. Do not extend the handle beyond its limitation.