Install a drive cage assembly

Use this information to install a drive cage assembly.

Before you install a drive cage assembly:
  1. Read the following section(s) to ensure that you work safely.
  2. Ensure the drive cage assembly is empty without any drive installed.

  3. Remove the blank bezel filler.

    Figure 1. Blank bezel filler removal
    Blank bezel filler removal

Complete the following steps to install a drive cage assembly.

Watch the procedure. A video of the installation process is available:

  1. Install the connector into the drive cage if needed.
    1. Turn the drive cage over to the upside down orientation.
    2. Insert connectors into the drive cage and tighten screws..
      • 1x2.5-inch drive model

        Figure 2. Connector installation - 1x2.5-inch drive model
        Connector installation - 1x2.5-inch drive model
      • 2x2.5-inch drive model

        Ensure dirve 0 and drive 1 connectors are installed correctly according to the following illustration.

        Figure 3. Connector installation - 2x2.5-inch drive model
        Connector installation - 2x2.5-inch drive model
  2. Align two tabs on the drive cage assembly with two holes; then, push the drive cage assembly forward.
  3. Tighten the captive screw.
    Figure 4. Drive cage assembly installation
    Drive cage assembly installation
  4. Route cables as illustrated.
    • 1x2.5-inch drive model

      Figure 5. Cable routing - 1x2.5-inch drive model
      Cable routing - 1x2.5-inch drive model
    • 2x2.5-inch drive model

      Figure 6. Cable routing - 2x2.5-inch drive model
      Cable routing - 2x2.5-inch drive model

After you install a drive cage assembly, complete the following steps:

  1. Reinstall the blank bezel filler.

    Figure 7. Blank bezel filler installation
    Blank bezel filler installation
  2. Reinstall the tray cover (see Install the tray cover).

  3. Reinstall the tray (see Install a DWC tray in the enclosure).

  4. Check the power LED on each node to make sure it changes from fast blink to slow blink to indicate both nodes are ready to be powered on.