It is not necessary to completely remove the storage drives from the
server; simply pull them out far enough to disengage them from the disk
backplane. If you do remove the storage drives from the server, record
their locations so that you can reinstall them in the same
Remove six Philips screws from the disk cage cover and slide toward the
front of the server and lift up to remove it [frame 1].
Disconnect the SAS cables and the switch card cables (if present) from the
disk backplane .
If the server has a DVD drive, do the following; otherwise proceed to the
Disconnect the DVD drive signal cable from the DVD drive and the
DVD power cable from the disk backplane .
Disconnect the disk backplane auxiliary signal cable from the disk
Disconnect the disk backplane power cable from the disk backplane
Loosen the captive screw that secures the disk backplane to the chassis
Lift the metal spring retainer on the right side of the disk backplane,
lift the disk backplane up and tilt it toward the rear of the server to free
it from the holding brackets, and lift it out of the server [6.2].