Dell PowerEdge R330 Owner's Manual

Installing a hot swappable hard drive carrier

Prerequisites

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CAUTION: Use only hard drives that have been tested and approved for use with the hard drive backplane.

CAUTION: Combining SAS and SATA hard drives in the same RAID volume is not supported.

CAUTION: When installing a hard drive, ensure that the adjacent drives are fully installed. Inserting a hard drive carrier and attempting to lock its handle next to a partially installed carrier can damage the partially installed carrier's shield spring and make it unusable.

CAUTION: To prevent data loss, ensure that your operating system supports hot-swap drive installation. See the documentation supplied with your operating system.

CAUTION: When a replacement hot swappable hard drive is installed and the system is powered on, the hard drive automatically begins to rebuild. Make absolutely sure that the replacement hard drive is blank or contains data that you wish to have over-written. Any data on the replacement hard drive is immediately lost after the hard drive is installed.

NOTE: Hot swappable hard drives are supplied in hot swappable hard drive carriers that fit in the hard drive slots.

  1. If installed, remove the front bezel.
  2. If installed, remove the hard drive carrier blank.
  3. Install a hot swappable hard drive into the hot swappable hard drive carrier.

Steps

  1. Press the release button on the front of the hot swappable hard drive carrier and open the hot swappable hard drive carrier handle.
  2. Insert the hot swappable hard drive carrier into the hard drive slot, and push the hot swappable hard drive carrier until it comes in contact with the backplane.
  3. Close the hot swappable hard drive carrier handle to lock the hot swappable hard drive carrier in place.
    Figure 1. Installing a hot swappable hard drive carrier
    Installing a hot swappable hard drive carrier.
    1. release button
    2. hard drive carrier
    3. hard drive carrier handle

Next steps

If removed, install the front bezel.


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