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: Flashing LED Drive Indicator
: Rowland November 19, 2008, 11:15:52 PM
   

I have a Drive Station Duo, 1TB.  The LED indicator for the number "2" drive flashes red continously with no interruptions.  Does anyone have any idea what error code this is?

 

Thanks.

: Re: Flashing LED Drive Indicator
: Paul November 21, 2008, 09:00:21 AM
Drive 2 is bad or disconnected from the RAID
: Re: Flashing LED Drive Indicator
: Rowland November 21, 2008, 06:34:32 PM
   

Paul wrote:
Drive 2 is bad or disconnected from the RAID

 

Thanks for the info.
: Re: Flashing LED Drive Indicator
: Rowland January 13, 2009, 05:24:27 PM
   Here is a followup on the #2 drive LED flashing red.  It appears that the firmware in the drive station was performing a comparison on drive 2.  It took approximately 15 - 18 hours (yes, hours) for it to complete the work after which the drive and the LEDs went back to normal operation.  It finished while I was away from the system so I don't have an exact time on how long it took to do the work. 
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: Re: Flashing LED Drive Indicator
: Vasja February 26, 2009, 07:06:52 AM
   

I also have this problem. But the strange thing is, when i first connected DriveStation Quatro 4TB there was no red LED, than i've made RAID5 and formated it to NTFS, now the red LED on number 1 keeps blinking. I've reformated DriveStation to RAID1 than LED 2 and 4 kept blinking...

 

Is this really normal?

: Re: Flashing LED Drive Indicator
: Rowland March 02, 2009, 07:44:30 PM
   

I have the 1TB Drive Station and when the red LED started flashing I discovered that it was doing a comparison between the two drives.  It took over 18 hours if I remember correctly.  Your station is four times larger than mine is and I would let a 4TB unit go for several days before I became concerned.  These large stations take a huge amount of time to do their housekeeping.

 

I was able to get a catalog listing of the files on the drive using Windows File Explorer and a display of the properties of the drive while it was in the flashing red LED mode so I just gave it some more time to do its work as it appeared the drive was reading and writing data without any problems.  I realize it's a computer and that doesn't always nean anything.   Eventually the flashing red LED ceased and the station has been fine ever since.

 

Rowland