Remove the backplane for eight 2.5-inch hot-swap drives
Use this information to remove the backplane for eight 2.5-inch hot-swap drives.
Before removing the backplane for eight 2.5-inch hot-swap drives:
Remove the server cover. See Remove the server cover.
Remove the air baffle. See Remove the air baffle.
Remove the front fans. See Remove a front fan.
If the PCIe adapter holder impedes your access to the backplane, remove it. See Remove the PCIe adapter holder.
Remove all the installed drives and fillers (if any) from the drive bays. See Remove a hot-swap drive.
Record the cable connections on the backplane and then disconnect all cables from the backplane. For information about the backplane cable connection, see Hot-swap-drive backplane.
To remove the backplane for eight 2.5-inch hot-swap drives, complete the following steps:
- A video of this procedure is available at YouTube
- Lift the release tab to disengage the backplane.
- Rotate the top edge of the backplane away from the drive cage, and then remove the backplane.