The PC Server 500
supports the following drive types:
- Diskette drive
- Rewritable optical disc drive
has hardware that lets you replace a failed hard disk drive
without powering-off the server. Therefore, you have the
advantage of continuing to operate your system while a hard
disk drive is removed or installed. These drives are also
known as hot-swappable drives.
have a green LED that shines through the knob on the tray
containing the drive. If the drive has a good electrical
connection upon installation, the LED illuminates. The LED
blinks briefly during power-up, and also blinks if the drive
Internal drives are installed in bays. A
diskette drive and a CD-ROM. drive are preinstalled in bay A
in all models. A removable CD storage compartment is shipped
in bay B1. You can install two drives in bay B. You can
install hot-swappable hard disk drives in banks C, D, and E
only. Banks C, D, and E each contain six bays. Bank C supports
up to six drives. However, the total number of SCSI drives
that you can install in bay B and bank C is six. The number of
preinstalled hard disk drives in bank C varies according to
the model you purchased. You can install up to six drives in
bank D and up to six drives in bank E.
bank letter-designations are located on both vertical rails on
the front of the server. The bay-slot numbers are located on
the top of bank C and the bottom of bank E.
A cover plate (sometimes called a bezel or face plate )
covers the front of bay B2 only. If you install a drive that
uses removable media (diskette, optical disc, tape), you might
install and adjust the cover plate after you install the drive
in bay B2.
A comes with one SCSI CD-ROM drive and one 3.5-inch,
2.88MB diskette drive.
5.25-inch, full-high, removable-media or
One 5.25-inch, half-high, removable-media device and one
3.5-inch, half-high, removable-media device
Two 3.5-inch or two 5.25-inch, slim-high or half-high,
- NOTE: Only one of
the devices installed in bay B can be a SCSI
cannot install hot-swappable drives in bay B.
C, D, and E support:
- Up to
eighteen 3.5-inch, slim-high, hot-swappable hard disk
drives, or nine 3.5-inch, half-high hard disk
slim-high drives or three half-high drives, or a
combination of both drive sizes. If you use a combination,
remember that one half-high drive uses the equivalent
space of two slim-high drives.
you install drives in bank D or E, you will remove the fan
assembly on the rear of the server, install a direct
access storage device (DASD) backplane in banks D and E,
and install an optional 220-watt power supply.
backplane has six connectors, to support up to six hard disk