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Remove the 2.5-inch drive backplane

Use this information to remove the 2.5-inch drive backplane.

Before you remove the 2.5-inch drive backplane, complete the following steps:
  1. Read Installation Guidelines to ensure that you work safely.

  2. Power off the corresponding compute node that you are going to perform the task on.

  3. Remove the compute node from the chassis (see Remove the compute node from the chassis).

  4. Carefully lay the compute node on a flat, static-protective surface, orienting the compute node with the bezel pointing toward you.
  5. Remove the compute node cover (see Remove the compute node cover).

  • 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.

  • See the documentation that comes with an optional drive backplane for device-specific information and information about removing other components that might be included as part of the option.

  • If necessary, remove the RAID adapter to more easily access the drive backplane. (see Remove a RAID adapter).

To remove the 2.5-inch drive backplane, complete the following steps:

Figure 1. 2.5-inch drive backplane removal
2.5-inch drive backplane removal

  1. Remove any drive bay fillers; then, pull the drives out slightly from the bays to disengage them from the backplane.
  2. Lift out the 2.5-inch drive backplane.

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