Maxtor MaxBlast 4 Download Drivers

Available 2 files for MaxBlast 4
Company
Maxtor
Categories
HD Controller & Removable drive
Model
Maxtor MaxBlast 4
Description
Drivers
Operating Systems
Windows 98-98Se-2000-XP
Version Driver
4.0
Size Driver
1.8Mb
File Name
maxblast4.exe
Info
MaxBlast 4 is a one-step, ATA/IDE hard drive Installation utility. MaxBlast 4 makes hard drive Installations and upgrades hassle-free for novices and professionals alike by automatically identifying, partitioning, and formatting any Maxtor ATA or SATA hard drive, making it data-ready in minutes. MaxBlast 4 replaces all previous versions of MaxBlast and MaxBlast Plus.


Creates a bootable MaxBlast 4 Installation diskette.

Compatible with Windows 98SE, Me, Windows 2000, and Windows XP.
Breaks the 528 MB, 2.1 GB, 4.2 GB, 8.4 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB and 137 GB capacity barriers.
Supports both FAT32 and NTFS drive partitions.
Easy to use, Graphical Interface (GUI) with Mouse and printer support.
Supports up to four ATA devices in the saMe system*.
The copy feature lets you make an exact duplicate of your existing hard drive.
Fast ATA and Serial ATA compatible.
The Installation tutorial option allows you to view the Installation process before physically installing your Maxtor ATA hard drive.
Note: There must be at least one Maxtor ATA Disk Drive installed in the system for MaxBlast 4 to run.


Download the file MAXBLAST4.EXE diskette creator to your Windows Desktop. Note: The MAXBLAST4.EXE file is too large for download to floppy diskettes.

To create the Bootable MaxBlast 4 Floppy Diskette:
After downloading, double click on the MAXBLAST4.EXE diskette creator icon. Insert a new formatted floppy diskette into the A:\ drive.
When the program opens select Continue


maxrack_205_3075_17.exe is a self-extracting archive containing:

maxrack_205_3075_17.pkg file -- The OS Upgrade.
readMe.txt -- Step-by-Step procedure for performing the OS Upgrade.

Maxtor recomMends that you extract this file to the Root Directory of the Client you administer the MaxAttach fRom.

You will need 50 MB of free space on Vol1 (even if there are two drives).
Make sure all users are logged out before you perform an upgrade.

NOTE: Before upgrading, Maxtor recomMends that you perform a backup of all critical user data and MaxAttach configuration files.

Downloading and Extracting the Upgrade
Do NOT download the upgrade to the MaxAttach Unit. Maxtor recomMends that you download this file to the Client that you administer your MaxAttach fRom.
Double-Click maxrack_205_3075_17.exe to extract the file. Extraction will result in the creation of a folder structure called \MAXTOR\UPDATES. This structure contains the two aforeMentioned files.

Upgrade Procedure
Access the MaxAttach via the Browser Interface.
FRom the MaxAttach Browser Screen, select the "Tools" link located on the left navigation bar. At this point, the Tools Page will appear in the Browser.
FRom the Tools Page, click on the "Update" tab. You will be pRompted with:

To Update the MaxAttach NAS xxxx's Operating System, click on the Update button and follow the instructions in the new browser window.

NOTE: The "xxxx" value will vary pending on the model of the MaxAttach Unit.
Click the "Update" button.
Click on the "Browse" button, and then locate/highlight the upgrade file naMe. The default location would be C:\Maxtor\Update
Once the file is chosen, click "Open".
Click "Apply" to proceed with the upgrade process.
For the upgrade to take effect, you must reboot your system.

NOTE: In soMe cases you may need to Refresh Browser. After the OS Update, it is recomMended that you clear the Browser's cache station(s) used to Administer the MaxAttach.

Upgrade Failure

If the upgrade fails, the system will revert to the backup configuration hence the system will work like it originally did. Your upgrade may have failed for the following reasons:

The network connection was lost during upgrade.
The upgrade file was corrupted in transfer.
The power went out.
The system is already running the most current version.
There isn't enough space on the hard drive.
Company
Maxtor
Categories
HD Controller & Removable drive
Model
Maxtor MaxBlast 4
Description
for Windows
Operating Systems
Windows 98-98Se-Me-2000-XP
Version Driver
4.0
Size Driver
3.6Mb
File Name
mxblst4win.exe
Info
MaxBlast 4 is a one-step, ATA/IDE hard drive Installation utility. MaxBlast 4 makes hard drive Installations and upgrades hassle-free for novices and professionals alike by automatically identifying, partitioning, and formatting any IDE hard drive, making it data-ready in about one minute. This version of MaxBlast is used on systems with already existing Windows Installations to copy all your data to the new hard drive in order to use it as a boot drive, or additional storage drive. If you're building a new system, the MaxBlast bootable floppy or CD versions are recomMended.


Easy to use Windows interface
Compatible with Windows 98, Me, Windows 2000, and Windows XP.
Breaks the 528 MB, 2.1 GB, 4.2 GB, 8.4 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB and 137 GB capacity barriers.
Supports both FAT32 and NTFS drive partitions.
Supports up to four ATA devices in the saMe system.
The copy feature lets you make an exact duplicate of your existing hard drive.
Fast ATA and Serial ATA compatible.
The Installation tutorial option allows you to view the Installation process before physically installing your Maxtor ATA hard drive.

Note: There must be at least one Maxtor ATA Disk Drive installed in the system for MaxBlast 4 to run.


Instructions for Installing MaxBlast 4 Into Windows:

Download the file maxblast4win.exe to your Windows desktop.
After downloading in Windows double click on the maxblast4win icon to start the Installation process.

NOTE: Broadband Connection RecomMended: 56 Kbps dialup connection requires 2.0 hours 38 minutes download completion tiMe. CD Recorder, BLank CD Media, and CD burning software required.

What is MaxBlast 4?
MaxBlast 4 is a one-step, ATA/IDE hard drive Installation utility. MaxBlast 4 makes hard drive Installations and upgrades hassle-free for novices and professionals alike by automatically identifying, partitioning, and formatting any IDE hard drive, making it data-ready in about one minute.

Multi-lingual Bootable CD, Bootable Floppy diskette creator, and Windows versions.
UDMA/133, and SATA host controller drivers
Powermax 4.21
Multi-lingual Installation guides in PDF format.
Compatible with Windows 98, Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP HoMe and XP Pro.
Breaks the 528 MB, 2.1 GB, 4.2 GB, 8.4 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB and 137 GB capacity barriers.
Supports both FAT32 and NTFS drive partitions.
The copy feature lets you make an exact duplicate of your existing hard drive.
Fast ATA and Serial ATA compatible.
The flash Installation tutorial option allows you to view the Installation process before physically installing your Maxtor ATA, or SATA hard drive.
Note: There must be at least one Maxtor Disk Drive installed in the system for MaxBlast 4 to run.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR CREATING MAXBLAST 4 BOOTABLE CD:

Download the file MXBLST4CD.ZIP to your Windows desktop.
To burn a CD fRom the MXBLST4CD .ISO image.
After downloading in Windows click on the MXBLST4CD.ZIP icon, and extract the ISO image to your desktop.
Clicking on the ISO image icon will automatically launch the CD recording software on your system.
Insert bLank Media into your CD recorder then select OK to finish the copy.

NOTE: The instructions above are for use with Roxio Easy CD Creator 6 software. Please refer to the instructions that caMe with the software utility for your CD burner to learn how to create a CD-Rom fRom an .iso disc image file.

For more information installing your hard disk drive with MaxBlast 4 refer to the Installation guides located in the Maxtor Knowledge Base:

Compatible with Windows 98SE, Me, Windows 2000, and Windows XP.
Breaks the 528 MB, 2.1 GB, 4.2 GB, 8.4 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB and 137 GB capacity barriers.
Supports both FAT32 and NTFS drive partitions.
Easy to use, Graphical Interface (GUI) with Mouse and printer support.
Supports up to four ATA devices in the saMe system*.
The copy feature lets you make an exact duplicate of your existing hard drive.
Fast ATA and Serial ATA compatible.
The Installation tutorial option allows you to view the Installation process before physically installing your Maxtor ATA hard drive.
Note: There must be at least one Maxtor ATA Disk Drive installed in the system for MaxBlast 4 to run.


Download the file MAXBLAST4.EXE diskette creator to your Windows Desktop. Note: The MAXBLAST4.EXE file is too large for download to floppy diskettes.

To create the Bootable MaxBlast 4 Floppy Diskette:
After downloading, double click on the MAXBLAST4.EXE diskette creator icon. Insert a new formatted floppy diskette into the A:\ drive.
When the program opens select Continue


maxrack_205_3075_17.exe is a self-extracting archive containing:

maxrack_205_3075_17.pkg file -- The OS Upgrade.
readMe.txt -- Step-by-Step procedure for performing the OS Upgrade.

Maxtor recomMends that you extract this file to the Root Directory of the Client you administer the MaxAttach fRom.

You will need 50 MB of free space on Vol1 (even if there are two drives).
Make sure all users are logged out before you perform an upgrade.

NOTE: Before upgrading, Maxtor recomMends that you perform a backup of all critical user data and MaxAttach configuration files.

Downloading and Extracting the Upgrade
Do NOT download the upgrade to the MaxAttach Unit. Maxtor recomMends that you download this file to the Client that you administer your MaxAttach fRom.
Double-Click maxrack_205_3075_17.exe to extract the file. Extraction will result in the creation of a folder structure called \MAXTOR\UPDATES. This structure contains the two aforeMentioned files.

Upgrade Procedure
Access the MaxAttach via the Browser Interface.
FRom the MaxAttach Browser Screen, select the "Tools" link located on the left navigation bar. At this point, the Tools Page will appear in the Browser.
FRom the Tools Page, click on the "Update" tab. You will be pRompted with:

To Update the MaxAtt
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