Install new drive (60-drive)

You install a new drive to replace the failed one. Install the replacement drive as soon as possible after removing the failed drive. Otherwise, there is a risk that the equipment might overheat.

Before you begin

About this task

Attention: Possible loss of data access – When pushing the drive drawer back into the enclosure, never slam the drawer shut. Push the drawer in slowly to avoid jarring the drawer and causing damage to the storage array.

Steps

  1. Raise the cam handle on the new drive to vertical.
  2. Align the two raised buttons on each side of the drive carrier with the matching gap in the drive channel on the drive drawer.

    Raised button on the right side of the drive carrier

  3. Lower the drive straight down, and then rotate the cam handle down until the drive snaps into place under the orange release latch.
  4. Carefully push the drive drawer back into the enclosure. Push the drawer in slowly to avoid jarring the drawer and causing damage to the storage array.
  5. Close the drive drawer by pushing both levers towards the center.

    The green Activity LED for the replaced drive on the front of the drive drawer comes on when the drive is inserted correctly.

    Depending on your configuration, the controller might automatically reconstruct data to the new drive. If the shelf uses hot spare drives, the controller might need to perform a complete reconstruction on the hot spare before it can copy the data to the replaced drive. This reconstruction process increases the time that is required to complete this procedure.

After you finish

Go to Complete drive replacement (60-drive).