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Install the M.2 adapter and M.2 drive

Use this information to install the M.2 adapter and M.2 drive.

Before installing the M.2 adapter and M.2 drive:
  1. Touch the static-protective package that contains the new M.2 adapter and M.2 drive to any unpainted surface on the outside of the server. Then, take the new M.2 adapter and M.2 drive out of the package and place them on a static-protective surface.
    Note
    • The M.2 adapter is shipped with a loosen screw, but the screw is not necessarily used for the installation.

    • The M.2 adapter you want to install might be different from the following illustrations, but the installation method is the same.

  2. Adjust the retainer on the M.2 adapter to accommodate the particular size of the M.2 drive you wish to install. See Adjust the retainer on the M.2 adapter.

  3. Locate the connector on the M.2 adapter.
    Note

    Some M.2 adapters support two identical M.2 drives. Install the M.2 drive in slot 0 first.

    Figure 1. M.2 drive slot
    M.2 drive slot
    • 1 Slot 0
    • 2 Slot 1

To install the M.2 adapter and M.2 drive, complete the following steps:

  1. Install the M.2/riser support bracket and install the super capacitor modules on it. See Install a super capacitor module on the internal riser kit.
  2. Align the pins of the M.2 bracket with the two holes on both sides of the M.2/riser support bracket, and then install the M.2 bracket on the super capacitor modules.
    Figure 2. M.2 bracket installation
    Install the M.2 module tray

  3. Install the M.2 adapter into the M.2 bracket and tighten the screw.
    Figure 3. M.2 adapter installation
    Install the M.2 adapter into the tray.

  4. Install the M.2 drive on the M.2 adapter.
    1. Insert the M.2 drive at an angle of approximately 30 degrees into the connector.
    2. Rotate the M.2 drive down until the notch 1 catches on the lip of the retainer 2.
    3. Slide the retainer forward (toward the connector) to secure the M.2 drive into place.

    Figure 4. M.2 drive installation
    Install the M.2 drive on the M.2 adapter.

  5. Connect the cables to the system board. See M.2 drives.