Maxtor Shared Storage II Firmware Update v3.1.28

The MSS II_v_3_1_28 firmware implements a fix for the extended daylight savings time, includes DLNA and UPnP logo certifications, and fixes a problem with the drive capacity being reported improperly through the web GUI and Simple View summary.

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

 

The MSS II_v_3_1_28 firmware implements a fix for the extended daylight savings time, includes DLNA and UPnP logo certifications, and fixes a problem with the drive capacity being reported improperly through the web GUI and Simple View summary.

 

NOTE: This firmware update is solely for Maxtor Shared Storage II (MSS II) Network Storage Drives.

 

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

Instructions

  • Windows Installation: Step 1

    Download and unzip the file mss_v_3_1_28.zip file to your Windows desktop. You should see three files called mss_v_3_1_28.bin, GNU General Public License.txt and LINUX MSS Linux Copyright Notice.txt.

  • Windows Installation: Step 2

    Double click on Maxtor EasyManage icon on your desktop.

  • Windows Installation: Step 3

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

  • Windows Installation: Step 4

    From the EasyManage Main Menu, select Drive Management.

  • Windows Installation: Step 5

    Select Advanced Settings.

  • Windows Installation: 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.

  • Windows Installation: Step 7

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

  • Windows Installation: Step 8

    Click Next.

  • Windows Installation: Step 9

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

  • Windows Installation: Step 10

    Select the mss_v_3_1_28.bin file from the location it was saved to (e.g., the Windows Desktop). Click Open.

  • Windows Installation: Step 11

    Click Update, At this point the firmware will load to your Shared Storage Drive. The update process takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. During this time, the Shared Storage Drive will be inaccessible to users.

  • Windows Installation: 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.

  • Mac Installation: Step 1

    Download and extract the file mss_v_3_1_28.zip file to your Mac desktop. You should see three files called mss_v_3_1_28.bin, GNU General Public License.txt and LINUX MSS Linux Copyright Notice.txt.

  • Mac Installation: Step 2

    Double click on EasyManage icon on your desktop. If prompted, type in your user Name and Password to authenticate.

  • Mac Installation: Step 3

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

  • Mac Installation: Step 4

    Click on the Settings button.

  • Mac Installation: Step 5

    From the EasyManage - Settings screen, click on the Advanced tab.

  • Mac Installation: 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.

  • Mac Installation: Step 7

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

  • Mac Installation: Step 8

    Click Next.

  • Mac Installation: Step 9

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

  • Mac Installation: Step 10

    Select the mss_v_3_1_28.bin file from the location it was saved to (e.g., your Mac Desktop). Click Open.

  • Mac Installation: Step 11

    Click Update. At this point the firmware will load to your Shared Storage Drive. The update process takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. During this time, the Shared Storage Drive will be inaccessible to users.

  • Mac Installation: 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.

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    Verifying the update

    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 3.1.28.