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Install the 2.5-inch drive cage

Follow instructions in this section to install the 2.5-inch drive cage.

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

After you finish

  1. Reinstall the 2.5-inch drive backplane module. See Install the 2.5-inch drive backplane module.
  2. Reconnect the power and signal cables to the 2.5-inch drive backplane. See 2.5-inch drive backplane cable routing for more information.
  3. 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.
  4. Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube