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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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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
    Hot-swap drive backplane installation
  3. Install the drive cage into the chassis (see Install the 3.5-inch/2.5-inch drive cage ).

After installing the backplane:

  1. 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).

  2. Reconnect the cables to the backplane.

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

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

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube