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Install the expansion drive cage

Use this information to install the expansion drive cage.

Before installing the expansion drive cage:
  1. Fan 3 is required after the expansion drive cage is installed. If your server does not come with Fan 3, purchase the front fan option before you install the expansion drive cage.

    The front fan option name is ThinkSystem ST550 Front Mid Fan Module for 4x2.5" ODD Conversion.
  2. If there is a filler installed in the bay, remove it. Keep the filler in a safe place for future use.

  3. Touch the static-protective package that contains the new expansion drive cage to any unpainted surface on the outside of the server. Then, take the new expansion drive cage out of the package and place it on a static-protective surface.

To install the expansion drive cage, complete the following step:

Figure 1. Expansion drive cage installation
Expansion drive cage installation

Slide it into the bay until it snaps into position.
After installing the expansion drive cage, ensure that:
  • The signal cables are secured by the clips 1.

  • The signal cables are bound correctly by the Velcro strap shipped in the package.

Figure 2. Securing and binding the signal cables correctly
Secure and bind the signal cables correctly.