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84 Installing System Components
Place the system upright on a flat surface.
Reattach any peripherals and connect the system to an electrical outlet.
Turn on the system and attached peripherals.
Your system supports up to four internal hot-swap SATA hard drives in
3.5-inch hot-swap hard-drive carriers. The hard drives are installed at the
front of the system (see Figure 3-8).
Front-mounted hard drives are connected to a SATA backplane through
hard-drive carriers and can be configured as hot-swappable.
CAUTION: Before attempting to remove or install a drive while the system is
running, see the documentation for the SATA controller card to ensure that the host
adapter is configured correctly to support hot-swap drive removal and insertion.
CAUTION: Do not turn off or reboot your system while the drive is being formatted.
Doing so can cause a drive failure.
NOTE: Use only drives that have been tested and approved for use with the SATA
NOTE: When you format a hard drive, allow enough time for the formatting to
be completed. Be aware that high-capacity hard drives can take a number of
hours to format.
Removing a Hard-Drive Blank
CAUTION: To maintain proper system cooling, all empty hard-drive bays must
have-drive blanks installed.
Remove the front bezel
"Removing the Front Bezel" on page 75.
2 Grasp the front of the hard-drive blank, press the release handle and
slide the blank out until it is free of the drive bay. See Figure 3-7.
Slide the drive blank out until it is free of the drive bay.
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