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Replacing the StorCenter ix2 Hard Drive

Last Updated 01/23/2009 03:41 PM

Replacing the StorCenter ix2 Hard Drive


Question Replacing the StorCenter ix2 Hard Drive Answer To replace a StorCenter ix2 hard drive: NOTES: These instructions require a P0 or P1 Phillips screwdriver Take care in handling the component parts during this procedure. Do not touch the hard disk drives green printed circuit board. Handle the drive with care as it can be permanently damaged if dropped. 1. Determine which hard drive has failed. This information can be found by clicking on Disks under the Settings tab in the StorCenter Manager tool.

Figure 1: Disk Settings page displaying a Disk 2 failure. 2. Remove the rear cover. Remove the screws from the four corners of the rear panel.

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NOTE: Do not remove the two screws that fasten the cooling fan to the rear panel. 3. Remove the four screws from the bottom of the unit.

4. Slide the rear panel and interior assembly out of the outer sleeve.

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5. Orient the rear panel with fan attached to slide through the outer sleeve. 6. To remove either of the hard drives, it is necessary to remove the screws from both of the hard drives. Take careful note of the locations of the hard drive mounting screws so that during reassembly the hard disk drive mounting screws can be replaced in the same locations. Remove the screws from the top and bottom of the interior assembly. Bottom

There are no screws in the two holes indicated on the bottom of the interior assembly. Top

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7. Unplug the both cables from the hard disk drives. The rear of the interior assembly is shown below.

Disk 1 is the lower drive; it is connected to the right connector of the printed circuit board assembly. Disk 2 is the upper drive; it is connected to the left connector of the printed circuit board assembly. 8. Remove the faulty hard drive from the interior assembly; install the replacement hard drive.

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9. Replace the cables as they were positioned before disassembly.

10. Reinstall the hard disk drives by replacing the screws only in the originial locations. Install all screws loosely until all screws are in place, then tighten all screws.

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Do NOT put hard drive mounting screws in the two locations indicated on the bottom of the interior assembly. 11. Insert the interior assembly into the exterior sleeve oriented as per the photo. There is only one correct orientation. Note the bottom holes of the exterior sleeve which are closest to the end of the sleeve must be oriented to the front of the interior assembly.

12. Install the four bottom screws loosely. 13. Install the four rear panel screws loosely. 14. Tighten the rear panel screws.

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Alignment of the rear panel and the red on/off switch is critical. As the rear panel screws are tightened make certain that the red switch moves (clicks) freely in the hole in the rear panel. 15. After the rear panel screws are tight finish tightening the bottom mounting screws. 16. Confirm that the switch still clicks. If it does not, loosen the rear panel screws and adjust its location to allow free movement of the switch. Retighten the rear panel screws. 17. Attach the StorCenter ix2 unit to the network and proceed with the RAID 1 rebuild.

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