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Install the 2.5-inch drive cage assembly

Follow instructions in this section to install the 2.5-inch 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 component to any unpainted metal surface on the server; then, remove it from the package and place it on a static-protective surface.


  1. Align the 2.5-inch drive cage assembly with the opening on the front of the server; then, slide the drive cage assembly into the chassis until it is seated in place.
  2. Fasten the two thumbscrews to secure the drive cage assembly to the chassis.
    Figure 1. 2.5-inch drive cage assembly installation
    2.5-inch drive cage assembly installation

After you finish

  1. Reconnect the power and signal cables to the 2.5-inch drive backplane. See 2.5-inch drive backplane cable routing for more information.
  2. Reinstall the 2.5-inch hot-swap drives or drive bay fillers (if any) into the drive bays. See Install a 2.5-inch hot-swap drive.
  3. Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube