Remove a 2.5-inch drive backplane

Use this information to remove a 2.5-inch drive backplane.

Before you remove a 2.5-inch drive backplane, complete the following steps:
  1. Read Installation Guidelines and Safety to ensure that you work safely.

  2. If the compute node is installed in a chassis, remove it (see Remove a compute node for instructions).
  3. Carefully lay the compute node on a flat, static-protective surface, orienting the compute node with the bezel pointing toward you.
  4. Remove the compute node cover (see Remove the compute node cover for instructions).

To remove a 2.5-inch drive backplane, complete the following steps:

Watch the procedure. A video of the process is available:
Figure 1. 2.5-inch drive backplane removal
Graphic illustrating removing a drive backplane.

  1. Remove any drive bay fillers; then, press the release latch and pull out the drives to disengage the drive connectors from the backplane. There is no need to remove the drives completely.
  2. Lift the drive backplane out of the compute node.

If you are instructed to return the drive backplane, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.