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Install the backplane for four 3.5-inch hot-swap drives

Use this information to install the backplane for four 3.5-inch hot-swap drives.

Before installing the backplane, touch the static-protective package that contains the new backplane to any unpainted surface on the outside of the server. Then, take the new backplane out of the package and place it on a static-protective surface.

To install the backplane, complete the following steps:

Watch the procedure

A video of this procedure is available at YouTube.

Figure 1. Backplane installation
Install the backplane for four 3.5-inch hot-swap drives

  1. Put the backplane under the front I/O assembly cables, align it with the chassis, and lower it into the chassis. Put the backplane into place with it leaning backward slightly so that the three pins 1 on the chassis pass through the three holes 2 in the backplane.
  2. Close the release latches to secure the backplane in place.
After installing the backplane:
  1. Connect cables to the backplane. See Internal cable routing.

  2. Reinstall all the drives and drive fillers that you removed. See Install a hot-swap drive.

  3. Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.