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HP xw4600 Workstation - Removing and Replacing the SAS Hard Drive

This section describes how to remove and install a SAS hard drive.

Removing a SAS hard drive

  1. Disconnect power from the system (Predisassembly procedures), and then remove the side access panel (Removing the side access panel).

  2. Disconnect the power (1) and data (2) cables from the hard drive.

    1: Disconnecting the SAS hard drive cables

  3. Lift the green drive-lock release tab (1), and then slide the hard drive out of the chassis (2).

    2: Removing the SAS hard drive

  4. Remove the four guide screws from the hard drive and retain them for later use.

Installing a SAS hard drive

  1. Disconnect power from the system (Predisassembly procedures), and then remove the side access panel (Removing the side access panel).

  2. Attach a SAS-to-SATA cable adapter to the connector on the SAS hard drive.

    3: Attaching the SAS-SATA adapter to the SAS hard drive

  3. Install the four silver, ANSI 6–32 guide screws into the hard drive.

  4. Push the drive into the selected bay until it snaps into place (1).

    4: Installing the SAS hard drive

  5. Attach the power (2) and data (3) cables to the SAS drive.

  6. Insert the SAS controller card into an available PCI slot in the workstation chassis.

  7. Connect the data cable from the hard drive (1) to the controller card (2).

    5: Connecting the SAS cable to SAS hard drive

  8. If necessary, install the SAS card in an empty PCI Express slot, and then install the LED cable from the card to the system board. You can find the location of this connector on the service label on the inside of the side access panel.

To install three or four SAS drives, install the third and fourth drives in the workstation optical drive bays. See Installing SATA hard drives in the optical drive bays (optional) for instructions.

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