Search Advanced Search
General Questions (55)
Studio Series (23)
Evolution Series (40)
G-DRIVE Family (42)
G-RAID Family (52)
G-SPEED/G-SAFE Family (53)
G-MINI (16)
G-SATA (14)
Advanced Search
Search our FAQ to find resolutions to common issues.
G-SPEED Q LED Visual Notifications

G-SPEED Q LED Visual Notifications

The G-SPEED Q has LED lights to indicate the status of the unit.

Power-on LED Sequence

On power up of the G-SPEED Q, the activity lights will blink, alternating between amber and blue. The Temperature Warning LED will also blink. This should happen for approx. 30-45 seconds, and then the drive activity lights will stay solid blue, while the Temperature Warning LED will continue to blink for another 15-30 seconds.

Failed Drive

SOLID AMBER Drive Activity LED A failed drive will be lit up Solid Amber. This drive will need to be replaced. Please follow the instructions for Rebuilding your G-SPEED Q RAID

Rebuilding RAID

BLINKING RED Temperature Warning LED

This sequence indicates that the G-SPEED Q is currently in the process of rebuilding the RAID set after a failed drive has been replaced. This process can take up 2 hours per TB.

Component Failure

SOLID RED Temperature Warning Light
If the red warning light is lit, there is a failure of one of the internal components. Stop use of the unit and contact G-Technology Technical Support.

Print  Email  Save  Notify Me  Add to Favorites 
Article ID: 156 Article Created: 08-02-2013 14:32 PMLast Modified: 08-02-2013 14:43 PM

How well did this article answer your question? 100% 75% 50% 25% 0%

Most Recently Viewed Articles
Is it okay to leave my external drive turned on all the time?
How do I change the RAID settings on my G-RAID Gen 7 Removable (Windows)?
 Step by step instructions on how to change the RAID settings on your Windows PC....
How to Use Disk Utility to Create a RAID 0 (Stripped) Array
 How to Use Disk Utility to Create a RAID 0 (Stripped) Array...
Formatting NTFS for Windows
 This article contains information on how to format your G-Technology Hard Drive in NTFS for use with Windows....
Formatting your drive for both Mac and Windows using ex-FAT
 This article contains information how to format your G-Technology hard drive for use with both Windows and Mac using the ex-FAT format....
How to format/reformat your drive for Mac (HFS+)
 Follow these steps to format your drive for use on the Mac:...
Can I change the RAID setting for my G-RAID?
Rebuilding your RAID for G-SPEED
This article contains information on how to rebuild your RAID for your G-SPEED....
What is the proper way to disconnect/unmount my G-Technology drive from my computer?
UNMOUNTING/DISCONNECTING G-Technology drives  A nice feature of many G-Technology drives is the ability to be connected and disconnected while your computer is running. ...
My G-Drive is formatted for Mac out of the box. How do I format the drive for use on Windows?
 Windows recognizes the drive as a GPT protected partition......