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Maintaining SATA Solid State Drive in an ACX7100-48L

 

Removing a SATA Solid State Drive from an ACX7100-48L

The ACX7100-48L supports two 100 GB Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) solid state drives (SSD).The SSDs cannot be installed or removed when the system is up. You must shutdown the system before replacing the SSD. The SSDs are preinstalled in the ACX7100-48L.

Before you remove an SATA SSD from the device, ensure that you have taken the necessary precautions to prevent electrostatic discharge (ESD) damage (see Prevention of Electrostatic Discharge Damage).

Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available to remove a SATA SSD from an ACX7100-48L router:

  • ESD grounding strap

  • Antistatic bag or an antistatic mat

  • Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 1

  1. Place the antistatic bag or the antistatic mat on a flat, stable surface.
  2. Wrap and fasten one end of the ESD grounding strap around your bare wrist, and connect the other end of the strap to the ESD point on the chassis.
  3. Remove the three captive screws securing the SSD cover plate by using the Phillips (+) screwdriver. The SSD cover plate is located under the chassis (see Figure 3).
    Figure 1: Removing the SATA SSD Cover Plate
    Removing the
SATA SSD Cover Plate
  4. Remove the single screw holding the SATA SSD in place and slide the drive out of the plug (see Figure 2 and Figure 3).
    Figure 2: SATA SSDs
    SATA SSDs
    Figure 3: Removing the SATA SSD
    Removing the SATA
SSD
  5. Place the SATA SSD in an electrostatic bag or on an antistatic mat.
  6. Place the SSD cover plate back on the chassis and tighten the three captive screws securing the SSD cover plate.

Installing a SATA Solid State Drive in an ACX7100-48L

Before you install an SATA SSD in the device, ensure that you have taken the necessary precautions to prevent electrostatic discharge (ESD) damage (see Prevention of Electrostatic Discharge Damage).

Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available to install an SATA SSD in the ACX7100-48L router:

  • ESD grounding strap

  • Antistatic bag or an antistatic mat

  • Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 1

  1. Place the antistatic bag or the antistatic mat on a flat, stable surface.
  2. Wrap and fasten one end of the ESD grounding strap around your bare wrist, and connect the other end of the strap to the ESD point on the chassis.
  3. If not already removed, remove the three captive screws securing the SSD cover plate by using the Phillips (+) screwdriver. The SSD cover plate is located under the chassis (see Figure 4).
    Figure 4: Removing the SATA SSD Cover Plate
    Removing the SATA SSD Cover Plate
  4. Slide the drive into the SSD plug and tighten the single screw holding the SATA SSD (see Figure 5).
    Figure 5: Installing the SATA SSD
    Installing the
SATA SSD
  5. Place the SSD cover plate back on the chassis and tighten the three captive screws securing the SSD cover plate.