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I have multiple hard drives in my system.
My SSD is my primary drive and it is my OS drive.
I did hook up the HDD LED when installing my MB into my case.
When the HDD LED blinks, is it reporting activity on all my HDDs, or just my primary drive?
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For me it is any hard drive activity. If there is r/w being made, it will be on. You can experiment by running HD tune read test on any hard drive and look at the light. Mine is on.
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Would it be possible to add a light for each drive somehow?
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For me it is any hard drive activity. If there is r/w being made, it will be on. You can experiment by running HD tune read test on any hard drive and look at the light. Mine is on.
This, probably.
That's what I thought, but my HDD LED goes off even when all drives are idle, so it's hard to assess.

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Would it be possible to add a light for each drive somehow?
Probably not possible because the HDD LED is hooked up to the motherboard.
Which would require hardware level modding.
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If you eventually get a hardware RAID card most of them support individual HDD monitoring.
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Was really just wondering if any of the unused pins on the back of most hdd's might work for something like an activity light.
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