Remove a Rear Storage Drive
Rear storage drives are supported in the twelve 3.5-inch storage drive and
twenty-four 2.5-inch storage drive configurations only. Rear storage drives are
not supported in the eight 2.5-inch storage drive configuration.
Prepare the system for the drive removal.
Refer to Take Antistatic Measures.
Identify the rear storage drive you want to remove.
For specific storage drive locations, see Rear Panel Components and Cable Connections. For information on storage drive status indicators
(LEDs), refer to Storage and Boot Drive Indicators.
Type the operating system commands required to stop the server from using
The exact commands required depend on the configuration of your drives.
Unmount file systems, or issue RAID commands as needed.
The blue OK to Remove status indicator LED on the drive may or may not
light, as support for this varies depending on the operating system in
Remove the rear storage drive.
On the storage drive that you want to remove, push the drive release
button to open the latch .
Grasp the drive latch, and pull the drive out of the drive slot
The drive latch is not an ejector. Do not open the latch too far to
the right. Doing so can damage the latch.
Consider your next steps:
If you are replacing the drive, continue to Install a Rear Storage Drive.
If you are not replacing the drive, install a filler panel in the
empty drive slot to maintain proper airflow and perform administrative
tasks to configure the server to operate without the drive.
For information on how to install a storage drive filler panel, see
Remove and Install Filler Panels.