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Install the 4 x 3.5-inch rear drive cage

Use this information to install the 4 x 3.5-inch rear drive cage.

About this task

  • 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.

A video for this task is available at YouTube


  1. Prepare your server.
    1. Power off the server.

    2. Remove the top cover. See Remove the top cover.

    3. Record and disconnect any cables. See Internal cable routing.

    4. Remove any components that are impeding the procedure.

    5. Install any components that are required before installing or removing the component(s).

  2. 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.
    Figure 1. Installing the 4 x 3.5-inch rear drive cage

  3. Check and ensure that the blue plungers are latched into place to secure the rear drive cage.
  4. Install the top cover support bracket.
    Figure 2. Installing the top cover support bracket

After you finish

  1. Reinstall the drives or drive fillers into the rear drive cage. See Install a hot-swap drive.

  2. Connect cables to the rear drive cage. See Internal cable routing.

  3. Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.