Maxtor Shared Storage Update v2.6.2 for Macintosh

This update provides Maxtor Shared Storage Plus Quick Start Software for Mac clients.

Release Notes

PLEASE NOTE: This software upgrade is only recommended for Mac OS X 10.2.8 or above systems.


NOTE: The MSS will automatically restart after the update. Please make sure that there is no one using your Shared Storage Drive during the update process.


  • Step 1

    Download and extract the file mss_v_2_6_2.sit file to your Mac desktop. You should see three files called mss_v_2_6_2.bin, GNU General Public License.txt and LINUX MSS Linux Copyright Notice.txt.

  • Step 2

    Double click on Quick Start icon on your desktop. If prompted, type in your username and password to authenticate.

  • Step 3

    Once the MSS is located on the Quick Start screen, select it and click the Select Drive button.

  • Step 4

    Click on the Settings button.

  • Step 5

    From the Quick Start - Settings screen, click on the Advanced tab.

  • Step 6

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

  • Step 7

    After entering your password select ADVANCED SETTINGS > SYSTEM MAINTENANCE > SYSTEM UPDATE.

  • Step 8

    Click Next.

  • Step 9

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

  • Step 10

    Select the mss_v_2_6_2.bin file from the location it was saved to (e.g., your Mac Desktop). Click Open.

  • Step 11

    Click Update. At this point the firmware will load to your Shared Storage Drive . The update process takes approximately 3 minutes to complete. During this time, the Shared Storage Drive will be inaccessible to users.

  • Step 12

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

    Step 13

    To verify that the system has been updated look at the firmware revision in the upper left hand corner of the Web UI. It should read version 2.6.2.