how to pull out hard drive on PE2450
crhea at mayo.edu
Wed Dec 13 13:02:00 CST 2006
> 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
Open the top cover. There's an aluminum "spike" that locks the drives into the bays.
Pull the spike out (and throw it away). Use the cam-lock on the front of the drives
just like every other drive you've seen...
The "spike" prevents people from stealing your drives-- on a 2450, the front cover
didn't lock like they do on all of the newer models. You could lock the top cover--
and this would secure your system.
Cristopher J. Rhea Mayo Foundation
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crhea at Mayo.EDU Rochester, MN 55905
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