It is not necessary to completely remove the storage drives from the
controller; simply pull them out far enough to disengage them from the
disk backplane. If you do remove the storage drives from the controller,
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 controller and lift up to remove it .
Disconnect the SAS cables from the disk backplane .
Disconnect the disk backplane auxiliary power and signal cable from the
disk backplane .
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 controller to
free it from the holding brackets, and lift it out of the controller