Install the 3.5-inch/2.5-inch hot-swap drive backplane
Use this information to install the 3.5-inch/2.5-inch hot-swap drive backplane.
To install a hot-swap drive backplane, complete the following steps:
- Position the backplane on the drive cage so that the tabs on the drive cage are inserted into the corresponding holes in the backplane; then, align bottom of backplane inside the bottom tabs of the drive cage.
- While pulling the plunger, slide down the backplane until it is seated at the bottom of the drive cage; then, close the plunger to secure the backplane into position.Figure 1. Hot-swap drive backplane installation
- Install the drive cage into the chassis (see Install the 3.5-inch/2.5-inch drive cage ).
After installing the backplane:
Reinstall all the hot-swap drives and drive bay fillers (if any) into the drive cage (see Install a hot-swap drive or Installing a 2.5-inch SSD into a 3.5-inch drive bay).
Reconnect the cables to the backplane.
Reinstall the system fan (see Install the front system fan).
Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement