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M.2 backplane and M.2 drive replacement

Use this information to remove and install the M.2 backplane and M.2 drive (an assembled M.2 backplane and M.2 drive is also known as M.2 module).

The server supports two types of M.2 backplanes. The removal and installation methods are similar.

The M.2 adapters and modules are also referred to as enablement kits. In this publication, they are referred to as M.2 backplanes. These terms are interchangeable.
Figure 1. M.2 x1* NVMe 2-bay backplane

*x1: supports PCIe x1 connection to each drive and provides build-in RAID function

Figure 2. M.2 x4* SATA/NVMe 2-bay backplane

*x4: supports PCIe x4 connection to each drive