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Install the 3.5-inch/2.5-inch drive cage

Follow instructions in this section to install the 3.5-inch/2.5-inch drive cage.

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. Install the backplane or backplate (see Install the 3.5-inch/2.5-inch hot-swap drive backplane or Install the 3.5-inch simple-swap drive backplate ).
  2. Slide the drive cage in until the release latch clicks into place.
    Figure 1. Installing the drive cage
    Installing the drive cage

After this task is completed

  1. Install the system fan (see Install the front system fan).

  2. Reinstall all the 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 or backplate.

  4. Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube