Removing a 3.5-inch hard disk drive

Use this information to remove a 3.5-inch SAS/SATA hard disk drive.

To remove a 3.5-inch SAS/SATA hard disk drive, complete the following steps.

  1. Read Safety and Installation guidelines.
  2. If the compute node is installed in an IBM NeXtScale n1200 Enclosure, remove it (see Removing a compute node from a chassis for instructions).
  3. Carefully lay the compute node on a flat, static-protective surface, orienting the compute node with the bezel pointing toward you.
  4. Remove the cover (see Removing the compute node cover).
  5. Press down the release latch.
  6. Push outward and lift the hard disk drive out of the bay.
    Figure 1. 3.5-inch hard disk drive removal
    Pull out the drive

If you are instructed to return the component or optional device, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.