Maxtor Maxtor Big Drive Enabler Download Drivers

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Maxtor Maxtor Big Drive Enabler
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Windows 2000-XP
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Maxtor's Big Drive Enabler is a one step executable that enables support for drives larger than 137 Gigabytes in Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 and XP Service Pack 1. This utility takes the guess work out of editing the Windows registry. The Big Drive Enabler fixes an operating system limitation. This utility is needed anytiMe a Hard Disk Drive larger than 137 GB is connected to the motherboard's ATA bus, regardless of any system BIOS that supports 48-bit LBA.

Note: Failure to install the required service packs and install the Enable Big LBA patch can result in data loss when accessing the hard disk beyond 137 Gigabytes. For more information regarding Windows limitations and the 137 Gigabyte barrier please read Maxtor Knowledge Base and Microsoft Knowledge Base Article
To use the Maxtor Big Drive Enabler, download big_drive_enabler.exe fRom this Web site then double-click on the downloaded file to begin Installation.

MaxNeighborhood version 2.2 contains the following:

MaxNeighborhood_User_Guide.pdf - User Guide for MaxNeighborhood utility (English only, 550334 bytes, May 7, 2002)
Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.
MaxNeighborhood 2.2.exe - Client MaxNeighborhood 2.2 Discovery Tool. (Self-extracting *.EXE file, 2,138,642 bytes, May 7, 2002)
NASService.exe - Server MaxNeighborhood 2.2 Service Update. (Self-extracting *.EXE file, 297,306 bytes, May 7, 2002)

Caution: The instructions for installing NAS (Server) Service found in the MaxNeighborhood User Guide are incorrect. The following are the correct steps needed to upgrade your MaxNeighborhood service protocols on your older, MaxAttach units.

NOTE: Your MaxAttach will not be available for use during this operation.
Extract MaxNeighborhood.exe to a location on your client system (e.g., C:\TEMP).
Launch your Browser (e.g., Internet Explorer) and Login to the MaxAttach User Interface (UI). Type the Administrator UsernaMe and Password when pRompted.
FRom the primary navigation Menu choose Maintenance, then Software Update.
Click the Next button to start the Software Update Wizard.
Browse to the NAS Service folder (E.g. C:\TEMP) and select
When the Wizard page returns, click on Verify.
If Valid you may continue, click Next.
Close the Browser Window when pRompted.

NOTE: Your MaxAttach will now re-boot. Wait until it completely re-boots (several minutes) before resuming use.

RecomMendations and Notes

Uninstalling Old Version(s) of MaxNeighborhood
Older versions of MaxNeighborhood must be removed before installing MaxNeighborhood 2.2. To do so:

FRom the client (where MaxNeighborhood is installed), click Start | Settings | Control Panel.
Double click on the Add/Remove Programs icon.
Select MaxNeighborhood and click on the Change/Remove button to remove the old version.

Protocol Support
The MaxNeighborhood program requires the TCP\IP protocol to be installed on the client system in order to initially configure the MaxAttach unit. Please consult your network administrator on the appropriate settings for your environMent. While MaxAttach does support IPX, this protocol alone, loaded on the client system cannot be used to administer the MaxAttach NAS units.

Default IP Address AssignMent If No DHCP Server Present
The default Method of securing an IP address on the MaxNeighborhood is through a DynAmic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Server. If the MaxAttach unit cannot detect a DHCP Server on the network segMent, it will automatically default to a Microsoft reserved Class B IP Address of 169.254.x.y and a subnet mask of To configure a unit with this private address you should temporarily modify a client's IP address to follow the private addressing schema (e.g. with subnet MaxNeighborhood will detect MaxAttach units in the saMe subnet only. The MaxNeighborhood program does not span across subnets.

Web Browsers Supported by the MaxNeighborhood 2.2
The web browser recomMended for use with the MaxNeighborhood utility is Microsoft Internet Explorer Version 5.5 or higher. Microsoft Internet Explorer Version 5.5 allows the administrator to login and logout of the Administrative Interface through Active X controls thus preventing unauthorized use if the browser is left open. Internet Explorer 4.0X is no longer supported by the MaxNeighborhood utility.

Required Security Settings on the Browser
The MaxAttach Administrative utility now connects by default through a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) connection. This allows for all communication to be encrypted over the network. There are two procedures that should be configured for your browser prior to and during the initial configuration of the MaxAttach.
First Procedure:
This procedure is required to set two non-default settings required within the IE 5.5 browser to make the logout feature (and security tiMe-out) work correctly.
Launch Internet Explorer.
Click on the Tools Menu and select Internet Options
Click on the Security tab
In the Security Level for This Zone, click on the Custom Level button
Change Download Unsigned ActiveX Controls fRom disable to enable.
Change Initialize and script Active X Controls not marked as safe fRom disable to enable.
Click on the Yes button. When pRompted by Are you sure you want to change security settings for this zone?
Click on OK to close the Window.
Once the logout feature has been used once, these browser settings can be reset for subsequent security issues.

The minimum required Internet Explorer (IE) version is 5.0 although this earlier browser version does not support the advanced security features and the Web UI interface will not display a LOGOUT button.

Second Procedure:
When you initially configure the MaxAttach using MaxNeighborhood you will get a dialogue box regarding a security certificate.

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