Refer to Take Antistatic Measures.
The following illustrations show the location of the drives and the internal system software designations for the drives.
Figure 41 Drive Location and Numbering on a Server With Eight 2.5-Inch Drives
1 Storage drive 0
2 Storage drive 4
3 Storage drive 1
4 Storage drive 5
5 Storage drive 2
6 Storage drive 6
7 Storage drive 3
8 Storage drive 7
Figure 42 Drive Location and Numbering on a Server With Twelve 3.5-Inch Drives
1 Storage drive 8
2 Storage drive 4
3 Storage drive 0
4 Storage drive 9
5 Storage drive 5
6 Storage drive 1
7 Storage drive 10
8 Storage drive 6
9 Storage drive 2
10 Storage drive 11
11 Storage drive 7
12 Storage drive 3
Figure 43 Drive Location and Numbering on a Server With Twenty-Four 2.5-Inch Drives
1 Storage drives 0 through 11
2 Storage drives 12 through 23
Exact commands required depend on the configuration of your drives. Unmount file systems, or perform RAID commands as needed.
Note - The blue OK to Remove LED on the drive may or may not light, depending on operating system support.
Figure 44 Opening the Drive Latch
1 Pressing the latch release button.
2 Opening the latch.
Caution - The latch is not an ejector. Do not bend the latch too far to the right. Doing so can damage the latch.
Figure 45 Removing a Storage Drive
If you are replacing the drive, continue to Install a Storage Drive.
If you are not replacing the drive, perform administrative procedures to configure the server to operate without the drive, and install a filler panel for the unoccupied drive slot. See Remove and Install Filler Panels.
Caution - Whenever you remove a storage drive, you should replace it with another storage drive or a filler panel; otherwise, the server might overheat due to improper airflow.