Install a 3.5-inch hot-swap drive backplane
Use this information to install a 3.5-inch hot-swap drive backplane.
About this task
Read Installation guidelines to ensure that you work safely.
Power off the server and disconnect all power cords for this task.
Prevent exposure to static electricity, which might lead to system halt and loss of data, by keeping static-sensitive components in their static-protective packages until installation, and handling these devices with an electrostatic-discharge wrist strap or other grounding system.
- Position the backplane on the drive cage so that the tabs on the drive cage are inserted into the corresponding holes in the backplane.
- Slide the backplane as shown until it is seated into position in the drive cage.Figure 1. Installation of the 3.5-inch hot-swap drive backplane
After you finish
Reconnect the cables to the backplane. See 3.5-inch hot-swap drive backplane cable routing.
Reinstall all the hot-swap drives and drive bay fillers (if any) into the drive bays. See Install a hot-swap drive.
Reinstall the server cover. See Install the server cover.
Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.