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How Do I Swap the OS Drive on the SIRIS 3 Professional / Enterprise and SIRIS 3 XP?



How do I  physically swap the OS drive on SIRIS 3 Professional, SIRIS 3 Enterprise, and SIRIS 3 XP devices?

Do not perform an OS drive swap if there is a Disaster Recovery in progress. Before performing an OS drive swap, contact Datto Technical Support. A Datto Technician must complete the back-end steps of this process.


  • SIRIS 3 / 3X Professional
  • SIRIS 3 Enterprise


SIRIS 3 Professional

Figure 1: SIRIS 3 Professional, front view

1. Remove the back panel by pushing down the buttons within the blue stickers and sliding the lid back.The OS drive is located on top of the drive bays, toward the front.

Figure 2: Push the blue buttons and slide the lid back

2.Remove the screw on each side to detach the front panel.

Figure 3: Remove the two side screws securing the front panel

3. You will see the Kingston OS Drive to the right. To remove, push the blue tab inward and upward, then remove the connectors from the back.

Figure 4. Removing the OS drive

4. Once the drive is swapped and inserted back into the slot, replace the top panels on the device. You can now power the device on; the Datto technician will complete the swap process.

SIRIS 3 Enterprise

1. There are two vertical bays on the back on the device. The OS drive is in the bay closest to the power supplies. Pull out the bay and swap the drive.

Figure 5: SIRIS 3 Enterprise OS drive location

2. Once the drive is swapped and the bay is reinserted, power the device on. The technician will complete the swap process.


Open the chassis by following the same procedure as for the SIRIS 3 Professional, above. The OS drive is the SSD located near the center of the motherboard. 

Figure 6: The OS Drive and transfer OS drive locations

2. The OS drive is held to the motherboard by a single Phillips-head screw. 

Figure 7: Remove the screw to release the OS drive

3. Once the drive is swapped and fastened into place, power the device on. The technician will complete the swap process.





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