Maxtor Central Axis Network Storage Server Software (Firmware)

Release Notes
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The Maxtor Central Axis Network Storage Server includes software licensed under the GNU General Public License ("GPL Software").

 

NOTE: This update is solely for Maxtor Central Axis Network Storage Servers.

 

NOTE: The Maxtor Central Axis Network Storage Server will automatically restart after the update. Please make sure that there is no one using your Central Axis Drive during the update process.

Instructions

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    PC Instructions

    1. Download the file mca_v_3_5_74.bin file to your Windows desktop. You should see  a file named mca_v_3_5_74.bin.

    2. Double click on the Maxtor Manager icon on your desktop.

    3. Once the Central Axis is located in the discovery screen, select it and click Settings.

    4. From the Maxtor Manager Main Menu, select Maxtor Central Axis Admin Web Page.

    5. This will open up your default web browser. If you have applied a password to the Central Axis Drive it will prompt you to enter it at this time.

    6. After entering your password select ADVANCED FEATURES > SYSTEM MAINTENANCE > SYSTEM UPDATE.

    7. Click on the Manual Install button.

    8. After the update warning screen displays click Next.

    9. When the Manual System Update screen displays click on the Browse button.

    10. Select the mca_v_3_5_74.bin file from the location it was saved to (e.g., the Windows Desktop). Click Open.

    11. Click Update. At this point the software will load to your Central Axis Drive. The update process takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. During this time, the Central Axis Drive will be inaccessible to users.

    12. Once the update is finished you will get a confirmation screen letting you know that your Central Axis Drive has been updated successfully. Click DONE.

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    Mac Instructions

    1. Download the file mca_v_3_5_74.bin file to your Mac desktop. You should see  a file named mca_v_3_5_74.bin.

    2. Double click on the Maxtor Central Axis Manager Icon on your desktop. If prompted, type in your user Name and Password to authenticate.

    3. Once the Central Axis is located in the Maxtor Manager window, select it and click the Select Drive button.

    4. Click on the Settings button.

    5. From the Maxtor Manager - Settings screen, click on the Advanced tab.

    6. Click on the Central Axis Administration button. This will open up your default web browser. If you have applied a password to the Central Axis Drive you will be prompted to enter it at this time.

    7. After entering your password select ADVANCED FEATURES > SYSTEM MAINTENANCE > SYSTEM UPDATE.

    8. Click Next.

    9. After clicking next you will have to browse for the Software Update file. Click on the Choose File button.

    10. Select the mca_v_3_5_74.bin file from the location it was saved to (e.g., your Mac Desktop). Click Open.

    11. Click Update. At this point the software will load to your Central Axis Drive. The update process takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. During this time, the Central Axis Drive will be inaccessible to users.

    12. Once the update is finished you will get a confirmation screen letting you know that your Central Axis Drive has been updated successfully. Click DONE.

  • More Information

    To verify that the system has been updated look at the software revision in the lower right hand corner of the Web UI. It should read version 3.5.74.

     

    If you need technical assistance click the Maxtor Support button at the bottom of the Maxtor Manager Window or Central Axis Admin Web page to visit our support site.