Search Advanced Search
General Questions (55)
Studio Series (23)
Evolution Series (28)
G-DRIVE Family (42)
G-RAID Family (52)
G-SPEED/G-SAFE Family (53)
G-MINI (16)
G-SATA (15)
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
How do I restore the look of my drive icon after I've formatted my G-Technology drive on the Mac?
 Follow these instructions to restore the look of your G-Technology drive icons after formatting on Mac....
Drive is not recognized in Windows
What to do if your external g-technology drive is not recognized by Windows....
External Drive Troubleshooting - Mac
Basic steps for troubleshooting your G-Technology external drive on the Mac...
External Drive Troubleshooting - Windows
Basic External Drive Troubleshooting steps for Windows. ...
Formatting NTFS for Windows
 This article contains information on how to format your G-Technology Hard Drive in NTFS for use with Windows....
How to format/reformat your drive for Mac (HFS+)
 Follow these steps to format your drive for use on the Mac:...
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....
What does RAID mean?
 RAID stands for Redundant Array of Independent Disks......
Can I use a portable battery pack to power my G-CONNECT?
 Yes, there are a variety of portable external battery products on the market that will not only power your tablets and smartphones, but also your G-CONNECT (Mophie, Hyperjuice)....
I want to use my G-Technology drive on BOTH Mac and Windows
All G-Technology drives are formatted for Mac Operating System. To use these drives on both Windows and Mac platforms, you have two options....