Installing the 2.5-inch hot-swap hard-disk-drive backplane

The following illustration shows contents of the second 2.5-inch hard-disk-drive backplane upgrade kit:
Figure 1. The second 2.5-inch hard-disk-drive backplane upgrade kit
The second 2.5-inch hard-disk-drive backplane upgrade kit

1 Mini-SAS signal cable connector

2 Power connector

To install the 2.5-inch hot-swap hard-disk-drive backplane, do the following:

  1. Align the backplane with the backplane alignment slots in the chassis. Then, carefully lower the hard-disk-drive backplane until it is fully seated in the chassis.
    Figure 2. 2.5-inch hot-swap hard-disk-drive backplane installation
    2.5-inch hot-swap hard-disk-drive backplane installation

  2. Reconnect all cables that you removed from the hard-disk-drive backplane.
  3. If you need to install the second backplane, repeat step 4.
  4. Install a RAID adapter. See Installing an adapter.
  5. Connect power and signal cables. Refer to the following topics:
  6. Reinstall the hard disk drives and fillers. See Installing a hot-swap hard disk drive.
  7. Complete the parts replacement. See Completing the parts replacement.