Install a hot-swap solid-state drive

Use this information to install a hot-swap solid-state drive. This section applies to 7mm 2.5-inch SATA/NVMe and 15mm 2.5-inch NVMe solid-state drives.

About this task

Attention:
  • Read the Installation guidelines to ensure that you work safely.

  • Touch the static-protective package that contains the drive to any unpainted metal surface on the solution; then, remove the drive from the package and place it on a static-protective surface.

The following notes describe the type of drives that the compute node supports and other information that you must consider when you install a drive. For a list of supported drives, see Lenovo ServerProven website.
  • Locate the documentation that comes with the drive and follow those instructions in addition to the instructions in this chapter.
  • You can install up to two 7mm 2.5-inch SATA/NVMe solid-state drives or one 15mm 2.5-inch NVMe solid-state drive into each drive cage.
  • The electromagnetic interference (EMI) integrity and cooling of the solution are protected by having all bays and PCI and PCIe slots covered or occupied. When you install a drive, PCI, or PCIe adapter, save the EMC shield and filler panel from the bay or PCI or PCIe adapter slot cover in the event that you later remove the device.
  • For a complete list of supported optional devices for the node, see Lenovo ServerProven website.
Watch the procedure. A video of the installation process is available:

Procedure

  1. If a drive filler has been installed in the drive bay, remove it.
    Figure 1. 7mm / 15mm solid-state drive fillers removal

    7mm solid-state drive fillers removal

    15mm solid-state drive filler removal
  2. Based on your configuration, follow the corresponding procedures to install a 7mm 2.5-inch SATA/NVMe or 15mm 2.5-inch NVMe solid-state drive.

    Install a 7mm 2.5-inch SATA/NVMe solid-state drive:

    1. Make sure that the drive handle is in the open position. Then, align the drive with the guide rails in the bay and gently push the drive into the bay until the drive stops.
    2. Rotate the drive handle to the fully closed position until the handle latch clicks.
      Figure 2. 7mm solid-state drive installation
      7mm solid-state drive installation

    Install a 15mm 2.5-inch NVMe solid-state drive:

    1. Make sure that the drive handle is in the open position. Then, align the drive with the guide rails in the bay and gently push the drive into the bay until the drive stops.
    2. Rotate the drive handle to the fully closed position until the handle latch clicks.
      Figure 3. 15mm solid-state drive installation
      15mm solid-state drive installation

After you finish

  1. Check the drive status LED to verify that the drive is operating correctly. If the yellow drive status LED of a drive is lit continuously, that drive is faulty and must be replaced. If the green drive activity LED is flashing, the drive is being accessed.
  2. Check the power LED on each node to make sure it changes from fast blink to slow blink to indicate the node is ready to be powered on.