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SC5020 and SC5020F Storage System Owner’s Manual

Hard Drives

The SC5020 series storage system supports hot-swappable hard drives.

  • In the SC5020storage system, a minimum of 4 SSDs or 7 drives must be installed in the chassis or in an expansion enclosure.
  • In the SC5020Fstorage system, a minimum of 4 SSDs must be installed in the chassis or in an expansion enclosure.
The drives are installed from left to right, and then top to bottom. The first row of drives are numbered from 0–4 from left to right, the second row of drives are numbered from 5–9 from left to right, and so on.

Dell Storage Manager identifies drives as XX- YY, where XX is the number of the unit ID of the storage system and YY is the drive position inside the storage system.

Figure 1. SC5020 Series Storage System Drive Numbering SC5020 Series Storage System drive numbering.

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