how to pull out hard drive on PE2450

Jerry Yu jjj863 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 13 12:34:22 CST 2006


thanks to all. Now I know for sure I don't need more muscles to pull it
out...'work smarter, not harder' :)

On 12/13/06, Cody_Sparks at dell.com <Cody_Sparks at dell.com> wrote:
>
>  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
> manual:
> http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/pe2450/en/sm/remove.htm
>
> 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.
>
> --Cody
>
>  ------------------------------
> *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
> *To:* linux-poweredge-Lists
> *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> wrote:
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > HTH,
> >
> > -G
> > ------
> >
> >
> > 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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