Manual Chapter : Replace a storage drive tray in a dual-drive system

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F5OS-A

  • 1.1.0
Manual Chapter

Replace a storage drive tray in a dual-drive system

To physically access the storage drives, you must first remove the fan tray from the unit. Then you can remove the faulty drive from the chassis and replace the faulty drive with a new one from F5.
To access the storage drive in this platform, you must remove the fan tray. Plan ahead to minimize the amount of time that the unit operates without a fan tray. Operating the unit at full load without a fan tray for more than 30 seconds might result in performance throttling or a thermal shutdown of the unit.
  1. Locate the fan tray on the back of the chassis.
  2. Loosen the fan tray screws by turning them counterclockwise with a Phillips screwdriver.
    The screws that hold the fan tray in place are captive and cannot be removed from the assembly.
  3. Remove the fan tray from the chassis by grasping the handles and pulling straight toward you.
  4. Verify the location of the faulty drive by identifying the drive bay that you noted earlier.
  5. Remove the faulty drive by pushing the blue lever in the middle of the drive tray to the left.
    The bottom drive tray contains SSD1, and the top drive tray contains SSD2.
  6. Pull the large latch straight toward you to eject the drive tray from the chassis.
  7. Slide the new drive tray into the empty drive bay until the latch engages the chassis.
  8. Push the latch inward toward the chassis until it clicks.
  9. Slide the fan tray back into the fan tray slot.
  10. Tighten the screws into place with a Phillips screwdriver.
    Use 5 inch-pounds (0.6 Newton-meters) of torque on these screws. The fan tray is connected to the system when you tighten the screws completely. Once seated, the fan tray automatically powers up and begins circulating air through the chassis.