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Sun Server X4-8 Service Manual

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Updated: March 2018

Remove a Storage Drive

Access this component directly from the rear of the server.

Tip  -  For a video overview on replacing a storage drive, see Replacing DIMMs.

Before You Begin

  1. Prepare the server for hot service. See Prepare the Server for Hot Service.

    Alternatively, to prepare the server for cold service, see Prepare the Server for Cold Service.

  2. Identify the storage drive by its position, designation, and the indicators on its front panel.

    For example, you can look for the blue steady on Ready to Remove indicator or the amber steady on Service Action Required indicator.

  3. To unlock the storage drive handle, press the Handle Release Button on the front of the HDD.

    The spring-loaded handle pops open.

    image:Picture of HDD lever being opened.
  4. To remove the HDD, rotate the handle to its fully-open position and pull the HDD out of its slot.
    image:Picture of drive being removed.

    Rotating the handle to its fully-open position disengages the drive from its internal connector.

  5. If you are not replacing the HDD, install an HDD filler panel.

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