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Introduction

This guide demonstrates how to replace a solid state drive in an Open Vault tray.

  1. Unfasten the SAS cable from the nylon cable management clip, shown. Unfasten the SAS cable from the nylon cable management clip, shown.
    • Unfasten the SAS cable from the nylon cable management clip, shown.

  2. Locate (2) Open Vault retention handles labeled 'Release', on the sides of the tray. Push (2) silver tabs upward to release the Open Vault tray handles.
    • Locate (2) Open Vault retention handles labeled 'Release', on the sides of the tray.

    • Push (2) silver tabs upward to release the Open Vault tray handles.

    • These tabs are metallic in color, however they are annotated green for illustrative purpose.

    • The Open Vault handles will snap outward.

  3. Engage the pull handles, as shown. Pull the Open Vault out from the chassis.
    • Engage the pull handles, as shown.

    • Pull the Open Vault out from the chassis.

  4. Find the failed SSD. The red LED will be adjacent to the failed SSD.
    • Find the failed SSD. The red LED will be adjacent to the failed SSD.

  5. Identify the drive to be replaced from  lit LEDs.
    • Identify the drive to be replaced from lit LEDs.

    • In the image shown, the red LED indicates SSD 6 is a degraded drive.

  6. Lift the HDD locking gate by pressing the green tab, as shown. Pivot the HDD locking gate until it rests in a vertical position. Pivot the HDD locking gate until it rests in a vertical position.
    • Lift the HDD locking gate by pressing the green tab, as shown.

    • Pivot the HDD locking gate until it rests in a vertical position.

  7. Lightly pull the SSD away from its connector. Avoid pushing the SSD to the extent of it hitting the tray. After disconnecting the SSD, wait (10) seconds.
    • Lightly pull the SSD away from its connector.

    • Avoid pushing the SSD to the extent of it hitting the tray.

    • After disconnecting the SSD, wait (10) seconds.

    • Lift the SSD from the tray.

  8. Remove the SSD from the adapter, as shown. Remove the SSD from the adapter, as shown.
    • Remove the SSD from the adapter, as shown.

  9. Insert a new SSD into the adapter, as shown. Insert a new SSD into the adapter, as shown. Insert a new SSD into the adapter, as shown.
    • Insert a new SSD into the adapter, as shown.

  10. Do not drop the SSD into the tray. Gently lower the SSD until contact is made with the tray. Lower the SSD into the vacant slot. Lower the SSD into the vacant slot.
    • Do not drop the SSD into the tray. Gently lower the SSD until contact is made with the tray.

    • Lower the SSD into the vacant slot.

  11. Push the SSD toward the HDD locking gate to connect the SSD. Push the SSD toward the HDD locking gate to connect the SSD.
    • Push the SSD toward the HDD locking gate to connect the SSD.

  12. Close and secure the HDD locking gate. Close and secure the HDD locking gate.
    • Close and secure the HDD locking gate.

  13. Push the Open Vault back into the Open Vault chassis.
    • Push the Open Vault back into the Open Vault chassis.

  14. Close (2) Open Vault retention levers. Only (1) Open Vault retention lever is shown for detail. However, (2) must be closed.
    • Close (2) Open Vault retention levers.

    • Only (1) Open Vault retention lever is shown for detail. However, (2) must be closed.

    • The Open Vault is secure when a distinctive 'click' is felt.

  15. Secure the SAS cable in the nylon cable management clip. Secure the SAS cable in the nylon cable management clip.
    • Secure the SAS cable in the nylon cable management clip.

Conclusion

Ross Williams

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