Orange solid status light on Synology NAS? [SOLVED]

Q. What does a solid orange status light on my Snology DS 1813+ mean? -Sean T.

Solid/static Orange Status LED

Solid/static Orange Status LED

A. Great question! Here are the meanings of the status lights

  • Green Static Status LED
    • Volume Normal
  • Orange Static Status LED
    • Available volume space < 1GB
    • Available volume space < 1 %
  • Orange Blinking Status LED
    • Volume degraded or crashed
    • DSM not installed
  • Green/Orange Alternating Status LED
    • No internal disk
  • No Color / Status LED Off 
    • HDD Hibernation

In your instance, it would appear that volume space is less than 1GB or less than 1% of volume space is available.

I hope this helps! 🙂


  • Sean

    Perfect. Thank you.

  • Frode Lindland

    I have switched from mac to pc. I own a synology 710+ disk. Now the status LED is flashing Orange. The Lan LED is flashing green. The Hdd1 og hdd2 is solid green. The disk doesn`t show up in Explorer.

    How do I fix it?

    • Dear Frode,
      Thank you for your comment. Do you still have a PC that you can use to test the 710+?

      Judging from the orange flashing lights, the 710+ appears to have a degraded volume or an issue with the DSM software. Hopefully, you can access the web interface via your web browser and the 710+’s IP address or hostname. If it will load, the web interface should allow you to evaluate exactly what is going on.

      As a last-ditch effort, it *should* be possible to individually mount the drives in an external enclosure and recover your data.

      Sorry to not be of more help!

      Best regards,

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