Support for activity LED on HDD Caddy

Some of our models are provided with a HDD/SSD activity led at the front the HDDCaddy. This led will blink when your hard drive or SSD is being acccessed by your computer (reading or writing to disk). However support for this LED compatibility has become less with newer type of hard drives. Especially most SSD do not support LED activity read directly from the SATA port. In most cases your laptop already has a activity LED for reading drives, the input for this LED is different than the LED that is connected on the SATA converter board. Below is a picture of a Seagate and a Toshiba hard drive. The Seagate does not support LED activity for the HDDCaddy while the Toshiba allows the LED to blink whenever it is being accessed.

LED activity HDD or SSD

One comment on “Support for activity LED on HDD Caddy

  1. Dear Sir ;
    I have read your informations about Support for activity LED on HDD Caddy.
    But If you do not mind I have one more question about LED activity on HDD caddy.

    Now I am using HDD caccy with OCZ trion 100 ssd 204GB drive in my toshiba Satellite P755-s5120 laptop.
    I have also installed OCZ SSD GURU program in the laptop . But LED is always ON and never blinks even if I read any file from SSD in the HDD Caddy.

    Do you have any suggestion ? Is there something with SATA Bus or Caddy Drive SATA port Connection ?

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