The HP StorageWorks X310 LED easter egg

Oh you’re so silly, HP. Why would you hide a clever function for the front-panel LEDs on the HP StorageWorks X310 Windows Home Server? I mean, who wouldn’t want their status LEDs to chase like KITT’s grill lights or strobe Christmas lights-style? This should be a standard option, not hidden by a keyboard command. Anyway, click through for a quick video demo and instructions to unlock this hidden function.


To enable it you need to:

  1. Launch the Home Server Console by double clicking on the tray icon.
  2. Hold down the Ctrl + Alt + Shift keys and click on the picture of the computer next to the LED brightness control.
  3. The control changes to “HP Data Vault LED Light Show”

You can now select from the following light displays:

  • Default System Lights
  • Holiday Lights (perfect for this time of year)
  • Descending Chasers (in blue, red or purple)
  • Ascending Chasers (in blue, red or purple)
  • Pulsing (in all colors)
  • Night Rider (in all colors)
  • Morse Code Credits