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Installing a new hard disk drive - ThinkStation C20 (type 4262, 4263, 4264, 4265), C20x (type 4266, 4269, 4271, 4272)

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Do not open your computer or attempt any repair before reading and understanding the "Important safety information" in the ThinkStation Safety and Warranty Guide that came with your computer. To obtain a copy of the ThinkStation Safety and Warranty Guide, go to:http://www.lenovo.com/support

This section provides instructions on how to install a new hard disk drive into your computer.

To install a new hard disk drive, do the following:

  1. Remove all media from the drives and turn off all attached devices and the computer. Then, disconnect all power cords from electrical outlets and disconnect all cables that are connected to the computer.
  2. Remove the computer cover. See "Removing the computer cover".
  3. Remove the front bezel. See "Removing and reinstalling the front bezel".
  4. Remove the PCI card holder. See "Removing and reinstalling the PCI card holder".
  5. Pull the handle of a spare hard disk drive bracket out to remove the bracket from the hard disk drive bay.
  6. To install a new hard disk drive into the bracket, flex the sides of the bracket properly and align pin (1), pin (2), pin (3), and pin (4) on the bracket with the corresponding holes in the hard disk drive. Do not touch the circuit board (5) on the hard disk drive.

Installing a new hard disk drive into the bracket

Figure 1. Installing a new hard disk drive into the bracket

  1. Connect one end of the signal cable that comes with the new hard disk drive to the rear of the new hard disk drive.

    Notes:

    The signal cable will be different depending on whether you are installing a SATA hard disk drive or a SAS hard disk drive.

Connecting the signal cable to a SATA hard disk drive

Figure 2. Connecting the signal cable to a SATA hard disk drive

Connecting the signal cable to a SAS hard disk drive

Figure 3. Connecting the signal cable to a SAS hard disk drive

  1. Slide the new hard disk drive with the bracket and the signal cable into the hard disk drive bay until it snaps into position.

Installing a new hard disk drive

Figure 4. Installing a new hard disk drive

  1. Locate one of the extra five-wire power cables and connect it to the new hard disk drive.
    Note: You might need to disconnect power cables for other hard disk drives installed in your computer and then rotate the air flow wall outward for easier access to the rear of the new hard disk drive.

 Rotating the air flow wall

Figure 5. Rotating the air flow wall

  1. Connect the other end of the signal cable to one of the available hard disk drive connectors on the system board. See "Locating parts and connectors on the system board".
  2. Reconnect all hard disk drive power cables that you have removed and then rotate the air flow wall inward into the computer.
  3. Reinstall the front bezel. See "Removing and reinstalling the front bezel".
  4. Reinstall the PCI card holder. See "Removing and reinstalling the PCI card holder".
  5. To complete the installation or replacement, go to "Completing the parts replacement".
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