Remove the 2.5-inch drive backplane

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

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

  2. Carefully lay the compute node on a flat, static-protective surface, orienting the compute node with the bezel pointing toward you.
  3. Remove the compute node cover (see Remove the top cover).

  • Several different types of 2.5-inch drive backplanes can be installed in the compute node. For example, some 2.5-inch drive backplanes come with a lever, while others don’t (refer to the illustrations below). All are removed and installed in a similar manner.

  • See the documentation that comes with an optional drive backplane for device-specific information and information about removing other components that might be included as part of the option.

  • If necessary, remove the RAID adapter to more easily access the drive backplane. (see Remove the RAID adapter).

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

Watch the procedure. A video of the installation process is available:
Figure 1. 2.5-inch drive backplane removal
2.5-inch drive backplane removal

  1. Remove any drive bay fillers; then, pull the drives out slightly from the bays to disengage them from the backplane.
  2. Lift out the 2.5-inch drive backplane.

If you are instructed to return the component or optional device, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.