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HP xw8600 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 (see Predisassembly procedures).
  2. Remove the side access panel (see Removing the side access panel).
  3. Disconnect the power (1) and data (2) cables from the hard drive as shown in the following figure.
    Figure :
  4. Press the green drive-lock release tabs (1), and then slide the hard drive out of the chassis (2) as shown in the following figure.
    Figure :
Installing a SAS hard drive
  note:
The HP xw8600 Workstation chassis hard drive bays can be configured to hold small form factor (SFF) hard drives.
For SFF hard drive installation information, refer to HP xw Workstation series - Small form factor bay converter and hard drive installation at http://www.hp.com/support/xw8600_manuals.
  1. Disconnect power from the system (see Predisassembly procedures).
  2. Remove the side access panel (see Removing the side access panel).
  3. Select a drive bay in which to install the drive.
    If you are installing more than one hard drive, use the hard drive order shown in the following figure.
    Figure :
  4. Squeeze the green tabs, and slide the rails out of the empty bay.
  5. Attach the rails to the hard drive by aligning the pins on the rails with the hard drive holes, and then snapping the rails into place as shown in the following figure.
    Figure :
  6. Attach a SAS-to-SATA cable adapter to the connector on the SAS hard drive as shown in the following figure.
    Figure :
  7. Push the drive into the selected bay until it snaps into place (1) as shown in the following figure.
    Figure :
  8. Attach a power cable (2) to the drive, and attach a data cable (3) from a SAS connector on the system board to the SAS hard drive.
    Use lower-numbered SAS connectors first on the system board. To identify SAS connectors, refer to the workstation service label on the side access cover.
  9. Replace the side access cover.

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