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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 LEDSingle Color RGBRainbow RGBProduct supportUser manual
LaCie 1big Dock Yes No No Product Documentation
LaCie 1big Dock SSD Pro Yes No No  Product Documentation
LaCie 2big RAID Yes No No  Product Documentation
Seagate FireCuda Gaming Dock Yes Yes No Product Documentation
Seagate FireCuda Gaming Hard Drive Yes Yes Yes Product Documentation
Seagate FireCuda Gaming Hub Yes Yes Yes Product Documentation
Seagate FireCuda Gaming SSD Yes Yes No Product Documentation
  Game Drive for Xbox—Toolkit RGB control can be used to set color patterns and animations for select products. See the Game Drive for Xbox Special Edition user manual for instructions specific to your product.

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)

A single device can use only one color management option.

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 for Seagate FireCuda Gaming Dock and Seagate FireCuda Gaming SSD. 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. (There is no primary or secondary device. The most recently edited setting defines the pattern for all of the synced devices.) Disabling this option reverts all devices to their default color.

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 LED settings

The LED settings let you:

  • Choose between single color and rainbow patterns.
  • Select preset and custom animations.
  • Change color and animation settings.
  • Change global settings.

To edit LED settings, click on the Edit icon () on the FireCuda RGB activity. The LED Settings screen appears:

  1. Select Pattern— Choose whether to create a single color or rainbow pattern. Single color uses the entirety of the LEDs to display one color at a time as the pattern animates. Rainbow includes up to six colors on the LEDs at a time as the pattern animates. Rainbow is not available for all drives (see the product listing above).
  2. Select Animation— Choose animation types for the selected pattern.
  3. Preview—Preview the current pattern/animation. Specify animation times.
  4. Change Color—Add/remove colors for applicable animation.
  5. Global Settings—Change global settings. 
  6. Done—Confirm changes to pattern/animation settings. 

Select a pattern

Choose a single color or rainbow pattern. See the table below for the color and timing controls available for each animation.

Select an animation

Select from the following animation types:

PatternAnimationDescription Total animation timeUser selections
Single Color Solid Displays a single color continuously.
  • 100% color hold
  • Single color
Single Color Blink Turns a single color of your choosing on/off.
  • 6s
    • 50% color hold
    • 50% off
  • Single color
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
Single Single 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
Single Color Custom 1 Displays a custom animation you've created.
  • User selected (default=6s)
  • Multiple colors
  • Color hold time
  • Color transition time
Single Color Custom 2 Displays a custom animation you've created.
  • User selected (default=21s)
  • Multiple colors
  • Color hold time
  • Color transition time
Single Color Custom 3 Displays a custom animation you've created.
  • User selected (default=2s)
  • Multiple colors
  • Color hold time
  • Color transition time
Rainbow Static Displays a rainbow pattern continuously.
  • 100% color hold
  • N/A
Rainbow Breathe Fades a rainbow pattern on/off.
  • 6s
    • 50% color hold
  • N/A
Rainbow Blink Turns a rainbow pattern on/off.
  • 6s
    • 25% color hold
    • 25% fade off
    • 25% off
    • 25% fade on
  • N/A
Rainbow Slide A rainbow pattern slides from right to left.
  •  1.8s
  • N/A
Rainbow Custom 1 Displays a custom rainbow pattern continuously (static).
  • 100% color hold
  • Multiple colors
Rainbow Custom 2 Fades a custom rainbow pattern on/off (breathe).
  • User selected (default = 6s)
  • Multiple colors
  • Color hold time
  • Color transition time
Rainbow Custom 3 Turns a custom rainbow pattern on/off (blink).
  • User selected (default = 3s)
  • Multiple colors
  • Color hold time

Preview selected pattern/animation

The Preview window lets you view the colors, transitions, and timing of the selected pattern/animation.

The device LEDs mimic the preview while you're editing.

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

Some patterns/animations allow you to control the total time over which an animation is played. Use the slider to set the total animation time:

The total animation time is broken down evenly between color holds and transitions.

Certain custom pattern/animations provide control over color hold and/or transition settings:

  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 animation.
  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 animation.

Use the sliders to control color hold and transition times:

Note that the color hold setting and color transition setting together determine the total animation time.

Change colors

Single color preset animations

Solid, Blink, and Breathe animations allow you to specify only one color:

  1. Click on a color to select it.
  2. Click on the Reset icon to select the default orange color.
Single color and rainbow custom animations

Both single color and rainbow custom animations allow you to specify multiple colors:

  1. Click on the Add icon to add a color to the sequence. You can add up to six colors. (Only available for single color custom animations. Rainbow custom animations always require six colors.)
  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. (Only available for single color custom animations. Rainbow custom animations always require six colors.)
  5. Click to change the selected color.
  6. Click on the Reset icon to select the default colors and settings for the custom animation.

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.