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HP ProLiant DL320 G3 Server - Removing and Replacing the SATA Backplane


This document is provided to assist in removing and replacing the SATA backplane for the DL320 G3 Server.


Minimum skill level

The End User requires no hardware-specific training to replace the defective part. The End user should have familiarity with system hardware and software requiring repair.


Parts required

NOTE: Part numbers are subject to change.

The replacement part number will vary depending on the SATA backplane that is being replaced. If a part is listed as "Yes" under "Requires Return" then the defective part needs to be returned to HP. Click here for more information on returning parts to HP .

Part Number
Requires Return
SATA backplane - hot pluggable
378625-001 (Original)
NOTE: For customers in countries/regions with RoHS legislation* (e.g. EU, China, etc.) restricting the use of hazardous substances in electrical equipment. The use of the Original Spare part is regulated by RoHS legislation. If your unit contains a part that is labelled with the Modified Spare number, the Modified Spare must be ordered as the replacement part. If your unit contains a part that is labelled with the Original Spare number, please order the Original Spare as the replacement part. In this case either the Original Spare or the Modified Spare may be shipped which will not affect performance or functionality of the unit.


Summary of instructions

To view a video demonstrating the procedure for removing the SATA backplane, click on the link below. Or use the product video listing on the HP Services Media Library , then select SATA backplane from the menu on the upper left hand side of the screen.

Click here to view the SATA backplane removal video .

Right-click on the video link above to open in a new window/tab.

SATA backplane removal

  1. Review the safety considerations before performing the steps listed below by clicking on the following link:

    Click here to view the precautions .

    CAUTION: Failure to comply with the precautions could result in damage to your product or loss of data.
  2. Power down the server, then unplug the AC power cord.

  3. Remove the server access panel.

  4. Disconnect any hard drives or blanks.

  5. Remove the power cable.

  6. Remove the SATA cables from clips and backplane.

  7. Lift the backplane out of the server.

SATA backplane replacement

  1. Align the backplane with the chassis so that the tab in the center is matched with the slot in the chassis, and the power and SATA cable connectors are facing toward the rear of the chassis.

  2. Slide the backplane in place.

  3. Reconnect the power and SATA cables.

  4. Reinstall the server access panel.

  5. Restore power to the server.


Parts return

If your part requires return then click on the appropriate link below:

Click here for the defective parts return procedure for US .

Click here for the defective parts return procedure for Europe .


Legal Disclaimer: Products sold prior to the November 1, 2015 separation of Hewlett-Packard Company into Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company and HP Inc. may have older product names and model numbers that differ from current models.

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