Installing a hard disk drive
The following notes describe the type of hard disk drives that the server supports
and other information that you must consider when you install a drive. For a list of
supported drives, see http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/.
Important: Do not install a SCSI hard disk drive in this server.
v Locate the documentation that comes with the hard disk drive and follow those
v The server supports eight 2.5-inch hot-swap or simple-swap hard disk drives
v All hot-swap drives in the server should have the same throughput speed rating.
v The ID that is assigned to each bay is printed on the front of the server, above
The following illustration shows how to install a hot-swap hard disk drive.
To install a drive in a hot-swap bay, complete the following steps.
than 10 minutes without either a drive or a filler panel installed in each bay.
1. Read the safety information that begins on page vii, "Installation guidelines" on
2. Remove the filler panel from one of the empty hot-swap bays: Grasp the filler
3. Install the hard disk drive in the hot-swap bay:
System x3650 M3 Types 4255, 7945, and 7949: Installation and User's Guide
instructions in addition to the instructions in this chapter.
installed on Ultra-Slim hard disk drive trays. An optional 8-drive-bay kit is
available for 16-drive-capable server models. For a list of supported 2.5-inch hard
disk drives, see http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/.
Using hard disk drives with different speed ratings will cause all drives to operate
at the throughput speed of the slowest drive.
the drive bay.
Filler panel handle
To maintain proper system cooling, do not operate the server for more
page 37, and "Handling static-sensitive devices" on page 39.
panel handle and pull the filler panel away from the server.
a. Orient the drive as shown in the illustration.
b. Make sure that the tray handle is open.
c. Align the drive assembly with the guide rails in the bay.
d. Gently push the drive assembly into the bay until the drive stops 1 .
e. Push the tray handle to the closed (locked) position 2 .
f. If the system is turned on, check the hard disk drive status LED to verify that
the hard disk drive is operating correctly.