Install an M.2 drive on an M.2 data adapter

Use this information to install M.2 drive on an M.2 data adapter.

Before you install an M.2 drive, complete the following steps:
  1. Read the following sections to ensure that you work safely.
  2. Turn off the server. Disconnect the power cords and all external cables (see Power off the server).

To install an M.2 drive, complete the following steps:

Watch the procedure
  • A video of this procedure is available at YouTube.
Figure 1. M.2 drive on an M.2 data adapter installation
M.2 drive installation
Note: In the process of installation, carefully proceed the steps to prevent the drives from dropping.
  1. Insert the retainer into the slot and push it forward to firmly seat it into the slot.
  2. Insert the M.2 drive on the bottom into the slot with an angle as shown.
  3. Rotate the M.2 drive on the bottom upward and hold it to against the adapter.
  4. Install the screw to secure the M.2 drive to the adapter.
  5. Insert the M.2 drive on the top into the slot with an angle as shown.
  6. Rotate the M.2 drive on the top downward and hold it to against the adapter.
  7. Install the screw to secure the M.2 drive to the adapter.
After you install an M.2 drive, complete the following steps:
  1. Install the node if needed (see Install a compute node).

  2. Reconnect power cords and all external cables.