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Install the 2.5-inch backplane

Use this information to install the 2.5-inch backplane.

About this task

Depending on the configuration, the following illustration might differ slightly from your backplane.


  1. Align the two pins on the backplane with the corresponding holes in the chassis.
  2. Lower the backplane into the chassis. Ensure that the pins pass through the holes and the backplane is fully seated in place.
    Figure 1. 2.5-inch backplane installation
    2.5-inch backplane installation
    1 Pins2 Corresponding holes

After you finish

  1. Connect the cables to the backplane. See Backplane and backplate cable routing.

  2. Install the top cover. See Install the top cover.

  3. Install all drives and drive fillers into the drive bays. See Install a hot-swap drive.

  4. Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube