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Install the expansion drive cage

Use this information to install the expansion drive cage.

About this task

disconnect all power
The power-control button on the device and the power switch on the power supply do not turn off the electrical current supplied to the device. The device also might have more than one power cord. To remove all electrical current from the device, ensure that all power cords are disconnected from the power source.
  • 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.


Install the expansion drive cage.
Figure 1. Expansion drive cage installation
Expansion drive cage installation
  1. Lift and hold the blue retention tab.
  2. Carefully push the expansion drive cage at the same time to slide it into the bay until it snaps into position.

After you finish

  1. Reconnect the cables to the backplane. See 3.5-inch hot-swap drive backplane cable routing.

  2. Reinstall all the hot-swap drives and drive bay fillers (if any) into the drive bays. See Install a hot-swap drive.

  3. Reinstall the front bezel. See Install the front bezel.

  4. Reinstall the security door. See Install the security door.

  5. Reinstall the server cover. See Install the server cover.

  6. Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.

Demo video

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