SAS and SATA
for HP ProLiant Servers
Read instructions completely before beginning
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Second Edition (February 2005)
Part Number 370802-002
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1. Review guidelines—When replacing a failed drive, refer to the
documentation included with the server or disk enclosure
system to identify and remove a failed drive.
2. Remove the failed drive—Follow the steps shown on this card.
3. Install the hot-pluggable hard drive—Follow the steps shown
on this card.
4. Follow all hard drive handling precautions—Hard drives are
sensitive electromechanical devices that can be permanently
damaged through improper handling. The packaging provided
with a hard drive is designed to protect it from accidental
drops. HP recommends that hard drives remain in their original
packaging until installation. Drives should be handled with care
and never dropped, even from short distances.
CAUTION: Electrostatic discharge can damage electronic
components. Be sure you are properly grounded before beginning
this procedure. Refer to the documentation that came with your
computer or contact your HP authorized reseller for procedures to
discharge static electricity.
Installing the hard drive
Follow these steps to install a hot-pluggable hard drive in a system.
If you are removing the blank drive bezel, begin with step 1. If you
are removing a failed drive, begin with step 2.
1. Remove the blank drive bezel from the disk enclosure before
installing a new hard drive.
a. Press the ejector buttons simultaneously.
b. Pull the blank drive bezel from the disk enclosure.