Install the rear 2.5-inch drive cage
Use this information to install the rear 2.5-inch drive cage.
The rear drive cage is supported on some server models at certain conditions. For detailed information, see Drive bay configurations and requirements.
To install the rear drive cage, complete the following steps:
- Connect cables to the backplane.
- Install the backplane on the drive cage.
- Align the bottom of the backplane with the studs at the bottom of the drive cage.
- Rotate the backplane to vertical position so that the holes in the backplane pass through the pins on the drive cage, and press the backplane into position. The release latches will secure the backplane in place.
The illustration shows installing a backplane to the middle drive cage. It is the same for installing the backplane to the rear drive cage.Figure 2. Installing the backplane
- Install the rear drive cage into the chassis.
Figure 3. Installing the rear 2.5-inch drive cage
- Align the rear drive cage with the chassis, and lower the drive cage into the chassis.
- Move the rear drive cage forward until it clicks into position. Ensure that the blue plunger is latched into place to secure the rear drive cage.
- Install drives into the drive cage. See Install a hot-swap drive.NoteFor an NVMe backplane, only 7 mm NVMe drives (installed in 15 mm-height drive trays) are supported, 15 mm NVMe drives not supported.
- Connect cables from the backplane to a RAID/HBA adapter. See Internal cable routing.