Dell PowerEdge R330 Owner's Manual

Installing a 2.5-inch hot swappable hard drive into a 3.5-inch hard drive adapter

Prerequisites

CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that are shipped with your product.

  1. Follow the safety guidelines listed in the Safety instructions section.
  2. Keep the Phillips #2 screwdriver ready.

Steps

  1. Align the screw holes on the 2.5-inch hot swappable hard drive with the screw holes on the 3.5-inch hard drive adapter.
  2. Install the screws to secure the 2.5-inch hot swappable hard drive to the 3.5-inch hard drive adapter.
    Figure 1. Installing a 2.5-inch hot swappable hard drive into a 3.5-inch hard drive adapter
    This image shows Installing a 2.5-inch hard drive into a 3.5-inch hard drive adapter.
    1. 3.5-inch hard drive adapter
    2. screw (2)
    3. 2.5-inch hard drive

Next steps

Install the 3.5-inch adapter into the 3.5-inch hot swappable hard drive carrier.


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