Remove the backplane for eight 2.5-inch hot-swap drives
Use this information to remove the backplane for eight 2.5-inch hot-swap drives.
Before removing the backplane:
Remove the top cover. See Remove the top cover.
Remove all the installed drives and drive fillers from the drive bays. See Remove a hot-swap drive and Install a hot-swap drive.
To remove the backplane, complete the following step:
Watch the procedure. A video of the installation and removal process is available at YouTube.
Figure 1. Removal of backplane for eight 2.5-inch hot-swap drives
- Grasp the backplane and carefully lift it out of the chassis.
- Disconnect the cables from the backplane.
If you are instructed to return the old backplane, follow all packaging instructions and use any packaging materials that are provided.