Installing the 3.5-inch simple-swap hard-disk-drive backplate assembly

There are two types of 3.5-inch simple-swap hard-disk-drive backplate assemblies. In the following illustration, type b is for server models with onboard software RAID configuration.
Figure 1. 3.5-inch simple-swap hard-disk-drive backplate assemblies
3.5-inch simple-swap hard-disk-drive backplate assemblies

1 Power connector

2 Mini-SAS signal connector

To install the 3.5-inch simple-swap hard-disk-drive backplate assembly, do the following:

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


  2. Install the hard disk drives and fillers. See Installing a simple-swap hard disk drive.
  3. Complete the parts replacement. See Completing the parts replacement.