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Remove the EDSFF hot-swap drive backplane

Use this information to remove the EDSFF hot-swap drive backplane.

About this task

  • Read Safety inspection checklist and Installation Guidelines to ensure that you work safely.

  • Before you make changes to the drives, drive controllers, drive backplanes, or drive cables, make sure to back up all important data stored in drives.

  • Before you remove any component of a RAID array (drive, RAID card, etc.), back up all RAID configuration information.

Several different types of 2.5-inch drive backplanes can be installed in the compute node. For example, some 2.5-inch drive backplanes come with a lever, while others don’t (refer to the illustrations below). All are removed and installed in a similar manner.


  1. Remove the backplane assembly.
    1. Press the latch on cable and disconnect the cable from system board.
    2. Lift up the backplane from the connector on system board and remove the backplane away from the compute node.
    Figure 1. EDSFF drive backplane assembly removal
    EDSFF drive backplane assembly removal
  2. Disconnect the cable from the backplane.
    1. Press the latches on both ends of the cable.
    2. Pull the connector away from the backplane.
    Figure 2. Disconnecting cable from EDSFF backplane Disconnecting cable from EDSFF backplane
After you finish

If you are instructed to return the component or optional device, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube