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Maintaining the SATA Solid State Drive in an ACX6360

Removing a SATA Solid State Drive in an ACX6360

The ACX6360 allows for two 50 GB serial advanced technology attachment (SATA) solid state drives (SSD) as a secondary boot drive or for log storage. The SATA SSD is a hot-insertable and hot-removable field-replaceable unit (FRU).

Before you remove an SATA SSD from the device, ensure that you understand how to prevent ESD damage. See Prevention of Electrostatic Discharge Damage.

Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available to remove an SATA SSD from an ACX6360:

  • Electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap

  • Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 1

  • An electrostatic bag or antistatic mat

To remove a SATA SSD in an ACX6360:

  1. Place an electrostatic bag or antistatic mat on a flat, stable surface to receive the SATA SSD.
  2. Attach an electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap to your bare wrist, and connect the strap to one of the ESD points on the chassis.
  3. Remove the eight captive screws securing the SSD cover plate by using the Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 1. The SSD cover plate is located on the top of the chassis (see Figure 1.
    Figure 1: Removing the SATA SSD Cover PlateRemoving 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).
    Figure 2: Removing the SATA SSDRemoving 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 eight captive screws securing the SSD cover plate.

Installing a SATA Solid State Drive in an ACX6360

Before you install an SATA SSD in the device, ensure that you understand how to prevent 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 ACX6360:

  • Electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap

  • Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 1

  • An electrostatic bag or antistatic mat

To install a SATA SSD in an ACX6360:

  1. Attach an electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap to your bare wrist, and connect the strap to one of the ESD points on the chassis.
  2. If not already removed, remove the eight captive screws securing the SSD cover plate by using the Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 1. The SSD cover plate is located on the top of the chassis (see Figure 3.
    Figure 3: Removing the SATA SSD Cover PlateRemoving the SATA SSD Cover Plate
  3. Slide the drive into the SSD plug and tighten the single screw holding the SATA SSD. (see Figure 4).
    Figure 4: Installing the SATA SSDInstalling the SATA SSD
  4. Place the SSD cover plate back on the chassis and tighten the eight captive screws securing the SSD cover plate.