Adjust the position of the retainer on the M.2 backplane

Use this information to adjust the position of the retainer on the M.2 backplane.

Before you adjust the position of the retainer on the M.2 backplane, complete the following step:

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To adjust the position of the retainer on the M.2 backplane, complete the following steps:

Figure 1. M.2 retainer adjustment
M.2 retainer adjustment

  1. Locate the correct keyhole that the retainer should be installed to accommodate the particular size of the M.2 drive you wish to install.
  2. Press both sides of the retainer and move it forward until it is in the large opening of the keyhole; then, remove it from the backplane.
  3. Insert the retainer into the correct keyhole and slide it backwards until the nubs are in the holes.