I just bought a bought a couple of new drives from Dell for a Poweredge 2900 server. I installed them in the hot swap caddy and am attempting to install.
My understanding is I can just remove the blanks from the front of the machine and plug in the drives.
The problem is that as hard as I push, the connectors at the rear just don't seem to connect. Is it normal that I should need to use so much force? Is it likely that dust lodged in the rear connectors is blocking the connection?
Any suggestions welcome!