Dell PowerEdge R330 Owner's Manual

Removing the optional 1.8-inch solid state drives

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. Ensure that you follow the Safety instructions.
  2. Follow the procedure listed in Before working inside your system.

Steps

  1. Disconnect the power and data cables from the back of the solid state drives (SSDs).
  2. If required, disconnect the power and data cables from the system board.
    Observe the routing of the power and data cables inside the chassis as you remove them from the system board and the optical drive. You must route these cables properly when you replace them to prevent them from being pinched or crimped.
  3. To release the SSD tray, press and push the tray release tab toward the front of the system.
    Figure 1. Removing the 1.8-inch SSD tray
    This figure shows removing the 1.8-inch SSD tray.
    1. SSD tray
    2. SSD
    3. data and power cable
    4. tray release tab
  4. Slide the SSD carrier out of the system until it is free of the optical-drive slot.
  5. Press the SSD release tab and lift the SSD from the tray.
    Figure 2. Removing the 1.8-inch solid state drives from the SSD tray
    This figure shows removing the 1.8-inch solid state drives from the SSD tray.
    1. SSD tray
    2. tabs on the tray
    3. SSD
    4. SSD release tab

Next steps

  1. Depending on your system configuration, install an optical drive or two 1.8-inch solid state drives.
  2. If you are not immediately installing an optical drive or 1.8-inch SSDs, install an optical drive blank.

    NOTE: Blanks must be installed on empty optical drive or tape drive slots to maintain FCC certification of the system. The brackets also keep dust and dirt out of the system and aid in proper cooling and airflow inside the system.

  3. Follow the procedure listed in After working inside your system.

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