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Parts Replacement 12

OceanStor 18500 V3 and 18800 V3 Mission Critical Storage System V300R003

This document describes the procedure for replacing the parts of storage system in terms of safety operations, preparations, and precautions.
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Removing a Hard Disk

Removing a Hard Disk

This section describes how to remove a hard disk.

Impact on the System

During the replacement of a disk module, if the system reconstruction is complete, host services are not affected; if the system reconstruction is not complete, host services are slightly affected.


  • If the SVP has running services, make sure that the data on the hard disk to be removed has been backed up and the RAID configuration has been deleted from the hard disk.
  • You have located the position of the hard disk to be replaced in the SVP.
  • You have obtained the rack number and chassis number of the SVP.
  • You have located the SVP based on the preceding information, and labeled its panel to prevent misoperations.

Tools and Materials

  • ESD gloves or ESD wrist strap

  • Packaging materials, for example, an ESD bag


  1. Push the spring that fastens the hard disk ejector lever. See step (1) in Figure 7-5.

    The ejector lever automatically ejects.

    Figure 7-5  Removing a hard disk

  2. Hold the ejector lever, and pull out the hard disk for about 3 cm (1.18 in.). See step (2) in Figure 7-5. Wait for at least 30 seconds until the hard disk stops spinning. Then remove the hard disk from the SVP. See step (3) in Figure 7-5.
  3. Place the removed hard disk in an ESD bag.
Updated: 2019-05-15

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