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All Seagate NAS have a power button. Certain models also have identification and mute buttons. Check the user manual for your Seagate NAS to locate the buttons.

NAS OS manages the buttons via push types:

  • Short push: one second or less.
  • Long push: four seconds or more.


Power button

The power button turns your NAS on when it is powered off. It can also help you power down the NAS without the need to launch NAS OS. Always make certain that no one is accessing the NAS before turning it off.


Power button: short push

When the product is powered on, a short push of the power button will:

  • Turn the NAS off.
  • Place the NAS into deep sleep mode if the option has been configured in NAS OS. See Eco for details on deep sleep mode.


Power button: long push

Applying a long push will cut the power from the NAS, forcing it to shut down immediately. A long push is not recommended since it can result in data loss.


Identification buttons: front and rear (select NAS only)

Only use a short push on the the identification buttons.

Pushing the identification button will cause the identification LEDs in the front and rear of the device to flash amber and the alarm to sound. The flashing LEDs allow you to identify the NAS among a group of racked devices. There is another identification button on the rear of the device that can also be pushed to turn on the identification LEDs and sound the alarm. Both buttons work in tandem, allowing you to turn the visual and audio identifications on and off. For example, you can use the identification button on the front of the device to turn them on and then turn them off via the rear identification button.

A third identification option is available in NAS OS Monitoring.


Mute button (select NAS only)

An audible alarm will sound when someone pushes an identification button or chooses the option in the NAS OS administration tool. It will also sound if the unit senses a problem with the hardware, such as a faulty power supply unit or elevated temperatures.


Mute button: short push

A short push will turn off an existing audio alarm. When it is pushed, its LED will turn amber, indicating that the alarm has been muted.


Mute button: long push

Apply a long push on the mute button to:

  • Turn off an existing audio alarm off.
  • Prevent the system from sounding an audio alarm.

Following a long push, the mute LED will turn amber, indicating the audible alarm is off. Even if NAS OS discovers a hardware problem, the alarm will not sound. Examples of hardware problems include high temperatures, a faulty power supply unit, etc.

The mute button can be pushed if the alarm is not ringing, guaranteeing that it will remain off. To turn the audible alarm back on, apply another long push.