Maxtor Shared Storage Update v2.6.2 for Windows

This update provides Maxtor Shared Storage Plus Quick Start Software for Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, and Windows XP Professional.

Release Notes

The firmware for theMaxtor Shared Storage Drive includes software licensed under the GNU General Public License ("GPL Software").


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 unzip the file file to your Windows 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 Maxtor Quick Start icon on your desktop.

  • Step 3

    Once the MSS is located on the discovery screen, select it and click NEXT.

  • Step 4

    From the Quick Start Main Menu, select Drive Management.

  • Step 5

    Select Advanced Settings.

  • Step 6

    This will open up your default web browser. If you have applied a password to the Shared Storage Drive it will prompt you 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 Browse button.

  • Step 10

    Select the mss_v_2_6_2.bin file from the location it was saved to (e.g., the Windows 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.