Backplanes: server models with 2.5-inch front drive bays
This section provides backplane cable connection information for server models with 2.5-inch front drive bays.
For the server with a performance heat sink (T-shape), remove the heat sink first before disconnecting or connecting the cables which connect to PCIe 1, PCIe 2, PCIe 3, PCIe 4, PCIe 7, or PCIe 8 connectors (see the table below). After disconnecting or connecting the cables, install the heat sink back to the server. See Remove a heat sink and Install a heat sink
Power cable connections
Connect the power cables for the front 2.5-inch drive backplanes as illustrated. Power cable connections are the same for the following 8 x 2.5-inch front drive backplanes.
8 x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA backplane
8 x 2.5-inch AnyBay backplane
Figure 1. Power cable connections for 8 x 2.5-inch drive backplanes
|1 Backplane 1: PWR||1 Backplane 1 power connector on the system board assembly|
|2 Backplane 2: PWR||2 Backplane 2 power connector on the system board assembly|
|3 Backplane 3: PWR||3 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 installed.