Remove drive

You remove a failed drive to replace it with a new one.

Before you begin

About this task

When you remove a drive, you must slide the drive partly out of the shelf and wait for the drive to spin down. Then, you can remove the drive completely.


  1. Unpack the replacement drive, and set it on a flat, static-free surface near the shelf.
    Save all packing materials.
  2. Press the black release button on the failed drive.

    The latch on the drive springs open partially, and the drive releases from the controller.

  3. Open the cam handle, and slide out the drive slightly.
  4. Wait 30 seconds.
  5. Using both hands, remove the drive from the shelf.

  6. Place the drive on an antistatic, cushioned surface away from magnetic fields.
  7. Wait 30 seconds for the software to recognize that the drive has been removed.
    Note: If you accidentally remove an active drive, wait at least 30 seconds, and then reinstall it. For the recovery procedure, refer to the storage management software.

After you finish

Go to Install new drive.