Refer to Take Antistatic Measures.
For storage drive locations, see Storage Drive Locations and Numbering.
If you are removing an HDD 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.
Caution - The latch is not an ejector. Do not open the latch too far to the right. Doing so can damage the latch.
If you are replacing the drive, continue to Install a Storage Drive.
If you are not replacing the drive, install a drive slot filler 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.