how to pull out hard drive on PE2450
Cody_Sparks at Dell.com
Cody_Sparks at Dell.com
Wed Dec 13 12:17:44 CST 2006
Yes, if you can open the cover panels hot, you can remove the pin hot.
And a diagram is at figure 13 of the "removing and replacing parts" in
The bezel on this system was optional, so locking the cover panel with a
pin in the drives was an effective means of keeping somebody from
stealing drives. Now servers come with lockable bezels by default.
From: linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com
[mailto:linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com] On Behalf Of Jerry Yu
Sent: Wednesday, December 13, 2006 12:03 PM
Subject: Re: how to pull out hard drive on PE2450
man, what's the point of having hot-pluggable if you have to
open the case to even pull it out? rants aside, can I do it hot?
On 12/13/06, Sturgis, Grant <Grant.Sturgis at arraybiopharma.com>
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 www.dell.com 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
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