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Install the drive backplane carrier assembly

Follow instruction in this section to install the drive backplane carrier assembly.

About this task

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

  • Power off the server and peripheral devices and disconnect the power cords and all external cables. See Power off the server.

  • 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.

  • If the server is installed in a rack, slide the server out on its rack slide rails to gain access to the top covers, or remove the server from the rack. See Remove the server from rails.


Install the drive backplane carrier assembly.
Figure 1. Installing drive backplane carrier assembly
Installing drive backplane carrier assembly
  1. Align the bottom of the carrier to the slots in the server.
  2. Pivot the top of the carrier until it clicks into place.

After you finish

  1. Connect the power and signal cables to all the backplanes. See 2.5-inch drive backplane cable routing for more information on the internal cable routing.

  2. Reinstall all the 2.5-inch hot-swap drive and drive fillers. See Install a 2.5-inch hot-swap drive.

  3. Reinstall the fan cage. See Install the fan cage.

  4. Reinstall all fan modules. See Install a fan module.

  5. Reinstall the front air baffle. See Install the front air baffle.

  6. Reinstall the front top cover. See Install the front top cover.

  7. Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube