Dell PowerEdge R330 Owner's Manual

Installing the hard drive backplane

Prerequisites

CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that are shipped with your product.

CAUTION: To prevent damage to the control panel flex cable, do not bend the control panel flex cable after it is inserted into the connector.

  1. Follow the safety guidelines listed in Safety instructions section.
  2. Follow the procedure listed in the Before working inside your system section.

Steps

  1. Align the slots on the hard drive backplane with the hooks on the chassis.
  2. Press down the hard drive backplane until the release tabs snap into place.
  3. Connect the SAS/SATA/SSD data, signal, and power cables to the backplane.
    Figure 1. Installing the four 3.5 inch hard drive SAS/SATA backplane
    This figure shows installing the 3.5 inch (x4) SAS/SATA backplane.
    1. guide (2)

    2. hard-drive/SSD backplane

    3. release tab (2)

    4. backplane power cable

    5. backplane signal cable

    6. SAS_A connector on the backplane

    7. hard-drive/SSD connector (4)

    Figure 2. Installing the eight 2.5 inch SAS/SATA backplane
    This figure shows installing the eight 2.5 inch SAS/SATA backplane.
    1. hard-drive/SSD backplane
    2. backplane power cable
    3. backplane signal cable
    4. SAS_A cable connector
    5. release tab (2)
    6. SAS_B cable connector
    7. hard-drive/SSD connector (8)

Next steps

  1. Install the hard drives in their original locations.
  2. Follow the procedure listed in the After working inside your system section.

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