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DR Series DR4300e - Owner's Manual

DR4300e system overview Technical specifications Initial system setup and configuration Pre-operating system management applications
Options to manage the pre-operating system applications System Setup Dell Lifecycle Controller Boot Manager PXE boot
Installing and removing system components
Safety instructions Before working inside your system After working inside your system Recommended tools Front bezel (optional) System cover Cooling shroud Cooling fans Cooling-fan assembly System memory Processors and heat sinks PCIe card holder Cable retention bracket Integrated storage controller card Expansion cards and expansion card riser Internal dual SD module (optional) Network daughter card Internal USB memory key (optional) System battery Power supply units (PSU) System board Trusted Platform Module Hard drives Hard drive backplane SD vFlash card (optional) Control panel assembly
Using system diagnostics Jumpers and connectors Troubleshooting your system

Initializing the TPM for TXT users

On the System Setup Main Menu screen, click System BIOSSystem Security Settings.
From the TPM Security option, select On with Pre-boot Measurements.
From the TPM Command option, select Activate.
Enter System Setup again.
On the System Setup Main Menu screen, click System BIOSSystem Security Settings.
From the Intel TXT option, select On.

Hard drives

Your system supports entry hard drives and enterprise-class hard drives. Entry hard drives are designed for 5x8 operating environment with less workload rating to drives and enterprise-class drives are designed for 24x7 operating environment. Selecting the correct drive class will enable the critical areas of quality, functionality, performance, and reliability to be optimized for the target implementation.

Choosing the right drive type depends on the usage pattern. Improper use of entry hard drives (workload rating exceeds 55TB/year) will lead to significant risk and increase the drives failure rate.

For more information on these hard drives, see the 512e and 4Kn Disk Formats whitepaper and 4K Sector HDD FAQ document at

All hard drives are connected to the system board through the hard drive backplane. Hard drives are supplied in hot-swappable hard drive carriers that fit in the hard drive slots.

Use only hard drives that have been tested and approved for use with the hard drive backplane.

When you format a hard drive, allow enough time for the formatting to be complete. Be aware that high-capacity hard drives can take a long time to format.

Removing a 2.5 inch hard drive blank (rear)

Follow the safety guidelines listed in safety instructions section.

This figure shows removing and installing a 2.5 inch hard drive blank (rear).

Installing a 2.5 inch hard drive blank (rear)

This figure shows installing a 2.5 inch hard drive blank (rear)

Follow the procedure listed in the After working inside your system section.

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