Installing the 3.5-inch hot-swap hard-disk-drive backplane

To install the 3.5-inch hot-swap hard-disk-drive backplane, do the following:

  1. Connect cables to the hard-disk-drive backplane.
  2. Carefully lower the backplane assembly into the alignment slots in the chassis. Then, close the retention latches to secure the backplane to the chassis.
    Figure 1. 3.5-inch hot-swap hard-disk-drive backplane installation
    3.5-inch hot-swap hard-disk-drive backplane installation

  3. Connect all cables to the system board or RAID adapter. See Hot-swap HDD cable connection: ServeRAID SAS/SATA controller and fixed power supply.
  4. Install the hard disk drives and fillers. See Installing a hot-swap hard disk drive.
  5. Complete the parts replacement. See Completing the parts replacement.