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Toolkit User Manual
Toolkit User Manual

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RGB and Status LED Management

Toolkit has options for managing the RGB and Status LED illumination on applicable storage devices.

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

Storage device RGB and LED options:

Supported devicesStatus LEDPattern RGBProduct support pageUser manual
LaCie 1big Dock Yes No Product Documentation
LaCie 1big Dock SSD Pro Yes No  Product Documentation
LaCie 2big RAID Yes No  Product Documentation
Seagate FireCuda Gaming Dock Yes Yes Product Documentation
Seagate FireCuda Gaming SSD Yes Yes Product Documentation

Disable/enable the status LED

The status LED is enabled by default. To disable or enable the status LED 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.
  4. Click the Status LED switch to disable/enable the status LED.

Edit RGB illumination patterns

The Toolkit RGB activity supports the following RGB pattern controls:

  • Razer Chroma
  • FireCuda RGB (default)

Access RGB activity

To access the RGB activity:

  1. Connect your compatible storage device to your computer.
  2. Open Toolkit.
  3. On the Home page, click on the RGB Activity. The RGB Activity screen appears.

RGB illumination settings

The following settings at the top of the RGB activity screen apply to all RGB pattern controls

  • Intensity—Move the slider to the right to add more brightness to the RGB and to the left to decrease brightness.
  • On—Click the switch to turn the RGB off/on.
  • Sync Seagate compatible devices—This option is only available if there are two or more compatible Seagate RGB storage devices. If you have two or more compatible devices connected to your PC, you can click the switch to sync the RGB patterns for all devices. Once enabled on any of the connected RGB storage devices, all RGBs act in unison with changes to the patterns. Disabling this option reverts all devices to the default FireCuda orange.

Razer Chroma via Razer Synapse 3 app (Windows only)

Razer Chroma is a popular RGB video game software management protocol with a rich set of pattern and in-game options. All management is performed in the Razer Synapse application. You can use Razer Synapse for preconfigured RGB patterns or create new ones. Razer Synapse also supports a growing number video games for RGB illumination that activates with colors matching in-game play. For further information about supported patterns and games as well as how to download the Razer Synapse application, go to the Razer Synapse website.

Requirements for Razer Chroma

  • The latest version of Toolkit.
  • Razer Synapse 3 software must be installed and running.
  • Chroma Connect must be enabled in Razer Synapse 3.
  Important—Toolkit RGB control is compatible with Razer Synapse 3 or higher. Razer Synapse 2 cannot control Seagate RGB storage device LEDs.

Use Razer Chroma

To use Razer Chroma as the RGB controller, click Enable on the Razer Chroma activity card.

FireCuda RGB app

FireCuda RGB is the native Toolkit RGB management protocol. It is enabled by default.

Edit Pattern LED settings

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 () on the FireCuda RGB activity. 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.