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Install the internal RAID adapter

Use this information to install the internal RAID adapter.

About this task

  • Read Installation guidelines to ensure that you work safely.

  • Power off the server and disconnect all power cords for this task.

  • Prevent exposure to static electricity, which might lead to system halt and loss of data, by keeping static-sensitive components in their static-protective packages until installation, and handling these devices with an electrostatic-discharge wrist strap or other grounding system.


  1. Touch the static-protective package that contains the internal RAID adapter to any unpainted surface on the outside of the server. Then, take the internal RAID adapter out of the package and place it on a static-protective surface.
  2. Remove any components that may impede installation of the internal RAID adapter.
  3. Align the notches on the tray with the pins on the chassis, place down the internal RAID adapter, and slightly slide it as shown to secure it on the chassis.
    Figure 1. Internal RAID adapter installation
    Internal RAID adapter installation

  4. Connect cables to the internal CFF RAID/HBA adapter. See CFF RAIR/HBA adapter cable routing and 2.5-inch/3.5-inch drive backplane cable routing (signal).

After you finish

Reinstall the components that you have been removed for installing the internal RAID adapter.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube