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Oracle® Server X6-2L Service Manual

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Updated: January 2018
 
 

Remove an HDD or SSD Storage Drive

  1. Prepare the system for the drive removal.

    Refer to Take Antistatic Measures.

  2. Identify the location of the drive that you want to remove.

    The following illustrations show the location of the drives and the internal system software designations for the drives. For information on storage drive status indicators (LEDs), refer to Storage and Boot Drive Indicators.


    image:Figure showing the location and numbering of drives on a server                            with eight 2.5-inch drives.
    Callout
    Description
    1
    Storage drive 0 (HDD/SSD)
    2
    Storage drive 1 (HDD/SSD)
    3
    Storage drive 2 (HDD/SSD/NVMe 0)
    4
    Storage drive 3 (HDD/SSD/NVMe 1)
    5
    Storage drive 4 (HDD/SSD/NVMe 2)
    6
    Storage drive 5 (HDD/SSD/NVMe 3)
    7
    Storage drive 6 (HDD/SSD)
    8
    Storage drive 7 (HDD/SSD)
    9
    Optional SATA DVD drive

    image:Figure showing the location and numbering of drives on a server                            with twelve 3.5-inch drives.
    Callout
    Description
    1
    Storage drive 0 (HDD/SSD)
    2
    Storage drive 4 (HDD/SSD)
    3
    Storage drive 8 (HDD/SSD)
    4
    Storage drive 1 (HDD/SSD)
    5
    Storage drive 5 (HDD/SSD)
    6
    Storage drive 9 (HDD/SSD)
    7
    Storage drive 2 (HDD/SSD)
    8
    Storage drive 6 (HDD/SSD)
    9
    Storage drive 10 (HDD/SSD)
    10
    Storage drive 3 (HDD/SSD)
    11
    Storage drive 7 (HDD/SSD)
    12
    Storage drive 11 (HDD/SSD)

    image:Figure showing the location and numbering of drives on a server                            with twenty-four 2.5-inch drives.
    Callout
    Description
    1
    Storage drives 0 through 11 (HDD/SSD; Storage drives 3 and 4: HDD/SSD/NVMe)
    2
    Storage drives 12 through 23 (HDD/SSD; Storage drives 19 and 20: HDD/SSD/NVMe)
  3. If you are removing an HDD or SSD storage drive, type the required operating system commands to stop the server from using the drive; otherwise, proceed to the next step.

    The exact commands required depend on the configuration of your drives. Unmount file systems, or issue RAID commands as needed.


    Note -  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 use.
  4. On the drive you plan to remove, push the latch release button to open the drive latch [1, 2].
    image:Figure showing the location of the storage drive release button and                            latch.
    Callout
    Description
    1
    Pressing the latch release button.
    2
    Opening the latch.

    Caution

    Caution  -  The latch is not an ejector. Do not open the latch too far to the right. Doing so can damage the latch.


  5. Grasp the latch and pull the drive out of the drive slot.
    image:Figure showing a storage drive being removed from the                            server.
  6. Consider your next steps:
    • If you are replacing the drive, continue to Install an HDD or SSD 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.

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