Dell PowerEdge R330 Owner's Manual

Removing a 2.5-inch hard drive from 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 came with the product.

  1. Follow the safety guidelines listed in the Safety instructions section.
  2. Keep the Phillips #2 screwdriver ready.
  3. Remove the 3.5-inch hard drive adapter from the 3.5-inch hot swappable hard drive carrier.

NOTE: A 2.5-inch hot swappable hard drive is installed in a 3.5-inch hard drive adapter, which is then installed in the 3.5-inch hot swappable hard drive carrier.

Steps

  1. Remove the screws from the side of the 3.5-inch hard drive adapter.
  2. Remove the hard drive from the 3.5-inch hard drive adapter.
    Figure 1. Removing a 2.5-inch hard drive from a 3.5-inch hard drive adapter
    This image shows removing a 2.5-inch hard drive from 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 a 2.5-inch hard drive into a 3.5-inch hard drive adapter.

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