Install the backplane for eight 2.5-inch hot-swap drives
Use this information to install the backplane for eight 2.5-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.
Connect the cables to the backplane. See Server model with eight 2.5-inch SAS/SATA drives.
To install the backplane, complete the following steps:
Watch the procedure. A video of the installation and removal process is available at YouTube.
Figure 1. Installation of backplane for eight 2.5-inch hot-swap drives
- Align the two pins on the backplane with the corresponding holes in the chassis.
- Lower the backplane into the chassis. Ensure that the pins pass through the holes and the backplane is fully seated in place.
After installing the backplane:
Reinstall all the drives and drive fillers into the drive bays. See Install a hot-swap drive.
Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.