Install new drive

You install a new drive to replace the failed one. Install the replacement drive as soon as possible after removing the failed drive.

Before you begin


  1. Open the cam handle.
  2. Using two hands, insert the replacement drive into the open bay, firmly pushing until the drive stops.
  3. Slowly close the cam handle until the drive is fully seated in the midplane and the handle clicks into place.

    The green LED on the drive comes on when the drive is inserted correctly.

    Note: 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.