Install the 4 x 2.5-inch rear drive cage
Use this information to install the 4 x 2.5-inch rear drive cage.
About this task
The rear drive cage is supported on some server models at certain conditions. For detailed information, see Technical rules.
Read Installation Guidelines to ensure that you work safely.
Prevent exposure to static electricity, which might lead to system halt and loss of data, by keeping static-sensitive components in their static-protective packages until installation, and handling these devices with an electrostatic-discharge wrist strap or other grounding system.
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- Prepare your server.
Install the required performance system fans. See System fan replacement.
Install the required riser brackets. See PCIe adapter and riser assembly replacement.
Install the backplane to the drive cage. See Install the middle or rear 2.5-inch-drive backplane.
Remove irrelevant rearwall brackets and install the rearwall brackets required for installing the 4 x 2.5-inch rear drive cage. See Rearwall bracket replacement
- Install the 4 x 2.5-inch rear drive cage.Figure 1. Installing the 4 x 2.5-inch rear 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.
After you finish
Reinstall the drives or drive fillers into the rear drive cage. See Install a hot-swap drive.
Connect cables to the rear drive backplane. See Internal cable routing.
Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.