Seagate 8-Bay Rackmount NAS User Manual
Seagate 8-Bay Rackmount NAS 

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System LEDs

The 8-bay Rackmount NAS features three sets of LEDs that provide information on the system's status. Review the illustrations below for the LED locations on the chassis.





  1. Status LED
  2. Ethernet LEDs
  3. Disk LEDs
  4. Identification LED
  5. Mute LED




1. Identification LED and LED button


Interior chassis



1. Disk LEDs


LED behavior


General LED behavior

The list of colors below will help you identify the general status of your NAS:


Solid blue Ready
Blinking blue Startup; shutdown; activity
Blinking red and blue RAID synchronization; software update
Blinking red Warning
Solid red Error
Solid purple Updating hardware
Blinking purple Communication has been lost



Status and disk LEDs

The status and disk LEDs work together to provide up-to-date details on your NAS's health.


Status LED BehaviorDisk LEDs BehaviorState
Blinking blue
Blinking blue for working disks
(until they are fully initialized)
Occurs as the device is booting and will cease once the
drives are fully initialized.
Solid blue
Blinking blue for working disks Drives working (read/write)
Blinking blue/red RAID synchronizing and will cease once the operation is
Blinking blue for working disks NAS OS update in progress.
Blinking red Solid red for non-functional
RAID is degraded. data remains intact but the array is no
longer protected should another disk fail.
Blinking blue led for all disks Temperature alert (first level warning)
Fans are not spinning
A power supply has been cut but power is provided by the
second power supply and/or the ups.
Solid red
Blinking blue for working disks Temperature alert (critical level). the product will shut off
due to the high temperature.
The power supplies are not providing power and, if
applicable, the ups has run out of reserve power. the
product will shut off.
Solid red for non-functional
RAID has failed and all data has been lost.
Off on disks
A disk has not been plugged into the slot's SATA
connection or it is not receiving power.
Solid purple
Solid blue Updating hardware
Blinking purple Solid blue Communication has been lost. See Hardware Maintenance.



Ethernet, identification, and mute LEDs


Ethernet LEDs

Solid blue The Ethernet port is connected to the network.
Blinking blue Activity on the Ethernet port.
Off The Ethernet port is not connected to the network.


Identification LED

Blinking amber
An identification button has been pushed (front, rear, or NAS OS). A corresponding LED on the rear of the NAS will also blink amber to identify the unit in the rack.
Off The identification feature is off.


Mute LED

Solid amber The mute button has been pushed to turn off an audible alert or, to stop the unit from sounding an audible alert.
Off The mute feature is off.