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HP MediaSmart Server - Installing an Internal SATA Drive

Installing an internal SATA drive
How to place a hard drive into an expansion bay in the HP MediaSmart Server.
  warning:
Do not remove the bottom drive. This drive contains the Windows Home Server operating system.
  caution:
There are two parts to adding an internal drive: add the drive to an expansion bay and then initialize the drive so it becomes part of the total server storage.
To add a SATA drive to an expansion bay
  1. Determine which expansion bay to use:
    • The light-bar for an empty expansion bay is off.
    • Add the new hard drive to the lowest available expansion bay.
  2. Open the door on the front of the server.
    Figure : Opening the door
    Opening the door
  3. On the lowest empty hard-drive tray, press down the lever to unlock the handle.
    Figure : Unlocking the hard-drive tray
    Unlocking the hard-drive tray
  4. Lift the handle all the way up.
    Figure : Lifting the handle
    Lifting the handle
  5. Gently pull the hard-drive tray from the expansion bay.
    Figure : Removing the hard-drive tray
    Removing the hard-drive tray
  6. Fold down the flap near the back of the hard-drive tray.
    Figure : Folding down the flap
    Folding down the flap
      note:
    This flap improves air flow through the server. If you remove a drive, be sure to fold this flap back up.
  7. Insert the new drive into the left side of the hard-drive tray, making sure that the pins go into the hard drive’s mounting holes.
    Figure : Putting the new drive in the hard-drive tray—left side
    Putting the new drive in the hard-drive tray—left side
  8. Flex the right side-rail, and then insert the pins into the hard drive’s mounting holes.
    Figure : Putting the new drive in the hard-drive tray—right side
    Putting the new drive in the hard-drive tray—right side
  9. With the handle up, slide the hard-drive tray and drive into the expansion bay.
    Figure : Inserting the drive tray into the expansion bay
    Inserting the drive tray into the expansion bay
  10. Press down on the handle on the hard-drive tray until it locks.
    Figure : Closing the handle
    Closing the handle
  11. Close the door on the front of the server.
    Figure : Closing the door
    Closing the door
  12. Notice that within a few seconds the light-bar for the new hard drive turns purple Purple hard drive light.
    This indicates that the hard drive has been installed, but has not been initialized.
  13. Add the drive to the server’s total storage. See To add a drive to the server’s total storage below.
To add a drive to the server’s total storage
  1. At the computer, double-click the Windows Home Server icon Windows Home Server icon in the system tray.
  2. Log on to the Windows Home Server Console.
  3. Click the Server Storage tab.
  4. Follow the instructions in Adding a hard drive in the Windows Home Server Console Help.

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