Business Storage 8-Bay Rackmount NAS LED behavior

Provides description and explanation of the LEDs on the rackmount device.

The 8-Bay Rackmount NAS device has several different LED groups.

Lights on the front of the rackmount

Lights on the back of the rackmount

Following are tables explaining the various behaviors of these LEDs:

1 - Status LED 2 - Ethernet LED
Color State
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
Color State
Solid blue The respective Ethernet port is connected
to the Internet.
Blinking blue Activity on the respective Ethernet port.
Off The respective Ethernet port is
not connected to the network.


3 - Disk LEDs                                                                                                            
Status LED Disk LEDs State
Blinking blue Blinking blue for working disk(s) (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 disk(s) Drive(s) working (ie, reading and/or writing)
Blinking blue/red Blinking blue/red RAID synchronizing and will cease once the operation is finished.
Blinking blue for working disk(s) NAS OS update in progress.
Blinking red Solid red for non-functional disks 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 disk(s) 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 disk(s) RAID has failed and all data has been lost.
Not illuminated on disk slots inside the chassis A disk has not been firmly plugged into the slot's SATA connection or the disk is not receiving power.
Solid purple Solid blue Updating hardware
Blinking purple Solid blue Communication has been lost.


4 - Identification LED 5 - Mute LED
Color State
Blinking amber An Identification button has been pushed (front, rear, or NAS OS).
A corresponding LED in the rear of the NAS will blink to identify
the unit in a rack.
Off The Identification feature is off.
Color State
Solid amber The Mute button has been pushed to turn off an audible alarm or to stop the unit from sounding an audible alert.
Off The Mute feature is off.
Alert sounds are permitted.



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