Dell PowerEdge R330 Owner's Manual

Installing a 3.5-inch hard drive adapter into the 3.5-inch hot swappable hard drive carrier

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.
  3. Install the 2.5-inch hot swappable hard drive into the 3.5-inch hard drive adapter.

Steps

  1. Insert the 3.5-inch hard drive adapter into the 3.5-inch hot swappable hard drive carrier with the connector end of the hard drive toward the back of the 3.5-inch hot swappable hard drive carrier.
  2. Align the screw holes on the 3.5-inch hard drive adapter and the 3.5-inch hard drive with the holes on the 3.5-inch hot swappable hard drive carrier.
  3. Install the screws to secure the 3.5-inch hard drive adapter to the 3.5-inch hot swappable hard drive carrier.
    Figure 1. Installing a 3.5-inch hard drive adapter into a hot swappable hard drive carrier
    This figure shows installing a hard drive adapter into a 3.5-inch hard drive carrier.
    1. 3.5-inch hot swappable hard drive carrier
    2. screw (5)
    3. hard drive adapter

    4. 2.5-inch hard drive

Next steps

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


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