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Install the 3.5-inch/2.5-inch hot-swap drive backplane

Follow instructions in this section to install the 3.5-inch/2.5-inch hot-swap drive backplane.

About this task

To avoid potential danger, read and follow the following safety statements.
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    disconnect all power
    The power-control button on the device and the power switch on the power supply do not turn off the electrical current supplied to the device. The device also might have more than one power cord. To remove all electrical current from the device, ensure that all power cords are disconnected from the power source.
  • Read the Installation guidelines 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 slots on the backplane with the tabs on the drive cage, and insert the tabs into the slots.
  2. While pulling the plunger, slide down the backplane until it clicks into place; then, close the plunger to secure the backplane.
    Figure 1. Installing the hot-swap drive backplane
    Installing the hot-swap drive backplane

After this task is completed

  1. Reinstall the drive cage into the chassis (see Install the 3.5-inch/2.5-inch drive cage).

  2. Reinstall all the hot-swap drives and drive bay fillers (if any) into the drive cage (see Install a hot-swap drive or Install a 2.5-inch drive into a 3.5-inch drive bay).

  3. Reconnect the cables to the backplane.

  4. Reinstall the system fan (see Install the front system fan).

  5. Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube