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Install the EDSFF drive cage assembly

Use this information to install the EDSFF drive cage assembly.

About this task

  • Read Installation Guidelines and Safety inspection checklist to ensure that you work safely.

  • Touch the static-protective package that contains the drive to any unpainted metal surface on the solution; then, remove the drive from the package and place it on a static-protective surface.


  1. Prepare your server.
    1. Remove the top cover. See Remove the top cover.
    2. Remove all EDSFF hot-swap drives and drive bay fillers (if any) from the chassis. See Remove an EDSFF hot-swap drive. Place the drives on a static protective surface.
  2. Disconnect the power and signal cables from the EDSFF drive backplane.
  3. Remove the EDSFF drive cage assembly.
    1. Pull out the plunger on the drive cage assembly.
    2. Slide the drive cage assembly out of the chassis.
      Figure 1. Removing the EDSFF drive cage assembly
      Removing the EDSFF drive cage assembly
After you finish
  1. Connect the required cables.

  2. Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.

Demo video

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