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Install the 3.5-inch/2.5-inch drive cage

Use this information to install the 3.5-inch/2.5-inch drive cage.

To install the drive cage, complete the following steps:

  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. Press the drive cage in until the release latch clicks into place.
    Figure 1. Drive cage installation
    Drive cage installation

After installing the drive cage:

  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 Installing a 2.5-inch SSD 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