Removing a hard disk drive (HDD)/solid state drive (SSD)

Use this information to remove a hard disk drive (HDD)/solid state drive (SSD).

Read the safety information in Safety and Installation guidelines.

If you are replacing a server component in the water-cooled technology tray, you need to remove the water-cooled technology tray from the chassis enclosure and refer to the Removing a water-cooled technology tray from a chassis and Installing a water-cooled technology tray in a chassis sections.

To remove a HDD/SSD, complete the following steps:

  1. Remove the cover (see Removing the cover).
  2. Push the latch outward away from the HDD/SSD and slide the drive toward the front of the Lenovo NeXtScale nx360 M5 water-cooled technology tray.
    Figure 1. HDD/SSD removal
    HDD/SSD removal
  3. Tilt the HDD/SSD up.
    Figure 2. HDD/SSDremoval
    HDD/SSD removal
  4. Remove the HDD/SSD from the drive cage with an angle.
    Figure 3. HDD/SSD removal
    HDD/SSD removal
  5. Remove the SATA signal connector from the HDD/SSD drive.
    Figure 4. SATA signal connector removal
    SATA signal connector removal

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