Complete drive drawer replacement (60-drive)

You complete the drive drawer replacement by reinserting the drives and replacing the front bezel in the correct order.

Before you begin

About this task

Attention: Possible loss of data access – You must install each drive in its original location in the drive drawer.

Steps

  1. Reinstall the drives in the drive drawer:
    1. Unlatch the drive drawer by pulling out on both levers at the front of the drawer.
    2. Using the extended levers, carefully pull the drive drawer out until it stops. Do not completely remove the drive drawer from the drive shelf.
    3. Determine which drive to install in each slot by using the notes you made when removing the drives.

    4. Raise the handle on the drive to vertical.
    5. Align the two raised buttons on each side of the drive with the notches on the drawer.
      The figure shows the right-side view of a drive, showing the location of the raised buttons.



      Raised button on the right side of the drive

    6. Lower the drive straight down, making sure the drive is pressed all the way down into the bay, and then rotate the drive handle down until the drive snaps into place.


    7. Repeat these steps to install all the drives.
  2. Slide the drawer back into the drive shelf by pushing it from the center and closing both levers.
    Attention: Risk of equipment malfunction – Make sure to completely close the drive drawer by pushing both levers. You must completely close the drive drawer to allow proper airflow and prevent overheating.
  3. Attach the bezel to the front of the drive shelf.
  4. If you have powered down one or more shelves, reapply power:
    • If you replaced a drive drawer in a controller shelf without Drawer Loss Protection:
      1. Turn on both power switches on the controller shelf.
      2. Wait 10 minutes for the power-on process to complete.
      3. Confirm that both fans come on and that the amber LED on the back of the fans is off.
    • If you replaced a drive drawer in an expansion drive shelf without Drawer Loss Protection:
      1. Turn on both power switches on the drive shelf.
      2. Confirm that both fans come on and that the amber LED on the back of the fans is off.
      3. Wait two minutes before applying power to the controller shelf.
      4. Turn on both power switches on the controller shelf.
      5. Wait 10 minutes for the power-on process to complete.
      6. Confirm that both fans come on and that the amber LED on the back of the fans is off.

Result

Your drive drawer replacement is complete. You can resume normal operations.