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Middle drive backplane and drive cage replacement

Use this information to remove and install the 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch middle drive backplane and drive cage.

Depending on the server configurations, some server models support one of the following middle drive cages. For detailed information, see Technical rules.

Drive cage typeBackplane type
2.5-inch 8-bay middle drive cage

  • Two 2.5-inch SAS/SATA 4-bay backplanes

  • Two 2.5-inch NVMe 4-bay backplanes

3.5-inch 4-bay middle drive cage

One 3.5-inch SAS/SATA 4-bay backplane