Backplanes: server models with 3.5-inch front drive bays
This section provides backplane cable connection information for server models with 3.5-inch front drive bays.
Before you start
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
8 x 3.5-inch SAS/SATA backplane
12 x 3.5-inch SAS/SATA backplane
12 x 3.5-inch AnyBay backplane
12 x 3.5-inch SAS/SATA expander backplane
For connectors on each drive backplane, see Drive backplane connectors.
Figure 1. Power cable connections for the 8 x 3.5-inch SAS/SATA backplane and 12 x 3.5-inch SAS/SATA expander backplane
Figure 2. Power cable connections for the 12 x 3.5-inch SAS/SATA/AnyBay backplanes
|1 Power connector on backplane 1||Backplane 1 power connector||1 Power connector 1 on backplane||Backplane 1 power connector|
|2 Power connector 2 on backplane||Backplane 2 power connector|
Connect power connector 1 on the backplane to the backplane 2 power connector on the system board assembly
(For the backplane with two power connectors) Connect power connector 2 on the backplane to the backplane 3 power connector on the system board assembly.
Signal cable connections
Refer to the specific topic for signal cable connections depending on the backplanes you have installed.