Article ID: 000055061 Content Type: Install & Setup Last Reviewed: 07/28/2021

How to Install a Solid State Drive into a 3.5” Carrier FXX35HSCAR for Intel® Server Systems


Spare 3.5" Hot-swap Drive Carrier FXX35HSCAR


Steps to install an SSD 2.5” into a 3.5” carrier FXX35HSCAR


Can the 3.5” drive blank be used for a 2.5” Solid State Drive (SSD)?


Due to degraded performance and reliability concerns, the use of the 3.5” drive blank as a 2.5” device bracket is intended to support SSD type storage devices only. Installing a 2.5” hard disk drive into the 3.5” drive blank cannot be supported.

  1. Remove drive blank from the device carrier.
  2. Break off the small side tab from the drive blank, making the drive blank into a device bracket.
  3. Install the device bracket into the device carrier so that the hollow side of the device bracket is facing down.
  4. Secure the device bracket with three screws.
  5. Turn the carrier assembly over.
  6. Slide a 2.5" SSD into the device bracket and align the screw holes with the right and left rail.
  7. Secure the device using four screws.

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Additional information

For more information, refer to the System Integration and Service Guide for your particular Intel® Server System family.

Quick Reference Guide of All Resource Types for Intel® Server Products