MaxBlast 5

MaxBlast works with Maxtor disc drives only. The software lets you quickly install your new disc drive with wizards that guide you through the processes of creating and formatting partitions on your disc drive, transfering data, and backing up your data.


  • Installing a New Drive

    If you are setting up your new drive, you can use the install instruction links below to assist in mounting the drive, then use the tools built into your operating system to prepare the drive.


    Hardware setup instructions:

    ATA Hard Drives

    SATA Hard Drives

    Operating system preparation instructions:

    Windows Vista

    Windows XP / Windows 2000

    Windows 98 / ME

    MacOS 10.x

  • Data Migration

    If you are upgrading and want to migrate your data from the old drive to the new drive we provide MaxBlast as an option.


    If you are experiencing a capacity limitation where you may have used a Dynamic Drive Overlay (DDO) in the past, we now offer the following resolutions:


    • Check for BIOS updates. If you are running into a hardware limit of an older ATA or SATA controller, there may be a downloadable update for that controller.
    • If the controller does not offer a BIOS update then there are several vendors that offer PCI cards that will allow you to see the full capacity of the drive.