how to pull out hard drive on PE2450

Sturgis, Grant Grant.Sturgis at
Wed Dec 13 11:56:58 CST 2006

I believe there is locking mechanism.  Look just inside the case, near 
the backplane, for a metal tab to pull out and remove.

Worse case, go to and read the manual.



Jerry Yu wrote:
> hi, there,
> I know this is not a Linux-on-Dell question. I have two PE2450s in 
> production. Two of the four drive bays on each server are in use. I need 
> to replace one bad drive. I couldn't pull out the bad drive or the empty 
> placeholder casings, on both servers.
> Is some trick I don't know about this model? I inherited them which are 
> bought new from Dell long long ago. To be sure, I even asked a co-lo 
> engineer to pull it out for me. I am not a newbie on this: I replaced 
> hot-pluggable drives before, on Sun StorEdge arrays and on other Dell PE 
> servers.
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