Install an M.2 drive

Use this information to install an M.2 drive.

About this task

Attention:
Note:

Install the M.2 drive in slot 0 first.

Figure 1. M.2 drive slot numbering
M.2 drive slot numbering
Table 1. M.2 drive slot numbering
1 Slot 0 2 Slot 1
Watch the procedure. A video of the installation and removal process is available:

Procedure

  1. Locate the connector you want to install the M.2 drive on the M.2 backplane.
  2. If needed, adjust the position of the M.2 drive retainer so that it is compatible with the size of the M.2 drive you are installing. See Adjust position of the M.2 drive retainer.
  3. Slide the M.2 retainer backward to ensure enough space for the M.2 drive installation.
  4. Install an M.2 drive.
    1. Position the M.2 drive at an angle and insert it to the M.2 connector.
    2. Place down the M.2 drive on the M.2 backplane.
    3. Push the M.2 retainer forward to secure the M.2 drive in place.
    Figure 2. M.2 drive installation
    M.2 drive installation
After you finish
  1. Proceed to complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.