SAVE AS PDF
Toolkit User Manual
Toolkit User Manual

Was this content helpful?

LED Management

Toolkit allows you to configure LED settings for select Seagate and LaCie storage devices.

Pattern LED settings
Choose from preset patterns or create custom patterns of your own. Select colors that complement your work or play environment.
Status LED settings Enable/disable status LED.

LED management is available for the following premium products:

Supported devicesSupported LEDsProduct support pageUser manual
LaCie 2big RAID Status LED Product Documentation
Seagate FireCuda Gaming Dock Pattern LED
Status LED
Product Documentation

Edit LED settings

To manage LED settings for your storage device:

  1. Connect your storage device to your computer.
  2. Open Toolkit.
  3. On the Home page, click on your storage device.

The Device screen appears. Depending on the LEDs supported by your device, some or all of the following controls are displayed:

  1. Status LED—Turn off/on Status LED.
  2. Pattern LED brightness—Set the brightness of the Pattern LED.
  3. Edit—Edit Pattern LED colors, transitions, and other settings.

Edit Patterns

The Pattern LED settings let you:

  • Select a pattern type.
  • Choose colors for the selected pattern.
  • Control animation times.
  • Change global settings.

To edit Pattern LED settings, click on the Edit icon (). The LED Settings screen appears:

  1. Select Pattern— Select a pattern type.
  2. Preview—Preview the current pattern. Specify animation times for applicable patterns (see table below).
  3. Change Color—Add/remove colors for applicable patterns (see table below).
  4. Global Settings—Change global settings. 
  5. Done—Confirm changes to pattern settings. 

Select a pattern

Select from the following pattern types:

PatternDescription Total animation timeUser selections
Solid Displays a single color continuously.
  • 100% color hold
  • Single color
Blink Turns a single color of your choosing on/off.
  • 6s
    • 50% color hold
    • 50% off
  • Single color
Breathe Fades a single color of your choosing on/off.
  • User selected (default=6s)
    • 25% color hold
    • 25% fade off
    • 25% off
    • 25% fade on
  • Single color
  • Total animation time
Spectrum Transitions between six colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet.
  • User selected (default=18s)
    • 50% color holds (8.33% per color)
    • 50% color transitions (8.33% per transition)
  • Total animation time
Custom 1 Displays a custom pattern you've created.
  • User selected (default=6s)
  • Multiple colors
  • Color hold time
  • Color transition time
Custom 2 Displays a custom pattern you've created.
  • User selected (default=21s)
  • Multiple colors
  • Color hold time
  • Color transition time
Custom 3 Displays a custom pattern you've created.
  • User selected (default=2s)
  • Multiple colors
  • Color hold time
  • Color transition time

Preview selected pattern

The Preview window lets you view the colors, transitions, and timing of the selected pattern.

The total animation time (the time it takes for one cycle of the pattern to be completed) appears below the Preview window:

For longer total animation times (starting at 15 seconds), the Preview window will automatically speed up the playback animation so that you can see your changes faster. The current playback speed is displayed next to the total animation time.

Timing controls

Timing controls are displayed in the Preview section for the following pattern types:

  • Breathe
  • Spectrum
  • Custom
Breathe

Use the slider to set the total animation time:

The total animation time is broken down evenly between color holds and transitions:

  • 25% color hold
  • 25% fade off
  • 25% off
  • 25% fade on
Spectrum

Use the slider to set the total animation time:

The total animation time is broken down evenly between color holds and transitions:

  • 50% color holds (8.33% per color)
  • 50% color transitions (8.33% per transition)
Custom

Use the sliders to control color hold and transition times:

  1. Color hold setting—Represents the total time spent spent holding on colors. The total time is divided by the number of colors in the pattern.
  2. Color transition setting—Represents the total time spent transitioning from one color to the next color. The total time is divided by the number of transitions in the pattern.

Note that the color hold setting and color transition setting together determine the total animation time.

Change colors

Single color patterns

Solid, Blink, and Breathe patterns only allow one color to be selected:

  1. Click on a color to select it.
  2. Click on the Reset icon to select the default orange color.
Custom patterns

Custom patterns allow you to select up to six colors:

  1. Click on the Add icon to add a color to the sequence.
  2. Click to select a color in the sequence.
  3. Click on the Grid icon to drag the selected color to a different position in the sequence.
  4. Click on the Remove icon to remove the selected color from the sequence.
  5. Click to change the selected color.
  6. Click on the Reset icon to select the default colors and settings for the custom pattern.

Change global settings

Use the following settings to control your storage device's pattern LED:

SettingDescription
Brightness Move the slider to control pattern LED brightness. The default setting is 100%.
Always on When enabled, the pattern LED is illuminated whenever the storage device is powered on. Enabling Always on disables Sleep with display.
Sleep with display When enabled, the pattern LED is not illuminated when the host computer is asleep or powered off. Enabling Sleep with display disables Always on.