Backplanes: server models with 3.5-inch drive backplanes
This section provides backplane cable connection information for server models with 3.5-inch drive backplanes.
Before you start
Ensure below parts are removed before starting cable routing for front backplanes.
Top cover (see Remove the top cover)
Air baffle (see Remove the air baffle)
Fan cage (see Remove the system fan cage)
Power cable connections
Connect the power cables for the front 3.5-inch drive backplanes as illustrated.
8 x 3.5-inch SAS/SATA front drive backplaneFigure 1. Power cable routing for the 8 x 3.5-inch SAS/SATA drive backplane
12 x 3.5-inch front drive backplanes
Power cable connections for the below front drive backplanes are the same.
Figure 2. Power cable routing for the 12 x 3.5-inch drive backplane
12 x 3.5-inch SAS/SATA drive backplane
12 x 3.5-inch AnyBay drive backplane
12 x 3.5-inch SAS/SATA Expander drive backplane
12 x 3.5-inch AnyBay Expander drive backplane
Signal cable connections
Refer to the specific topic for signal cable connections depending on the backplanes you have installed.