Maxtor BlackArmor Software

Release Notes

A spare copy of the BlackArmor software is located in the locked portion of the drive in the Maxtor Manager folder. If you have erased the software off the unlocked portion of the drive and need to reinstall the software, you can run the installer from the Maxtor Manager folder while the drive is locked.


  • Step 1

    Safely remove the drive, disconnect the cables, and wait one minute.

  • Step 2

    Reconnect the drive so it is in a locked state. Do not unlock the drive yet.

  • Step 3

    Open Windows Explorer and browse to the BlackArmor drive.

  • Step 4

    Right-click on the drive and choose Explore.

  • Step 5

    Double-click the Maxtor Manager folder on the locked BlackArmor drive.

  • Step 6

    Double-click the Launch file to install Maxtor Manager.