Drivers Storage Maxtor MaxBoost

Maxtor MaxBoost Beta for Windows

by Maxtor Corp.

Avg. Rating 2.6 (21 votes)

File Details

File Size 10.8 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows 2000/Server 2003/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 5,283
Publisher Maxtor Corp.
Homepage Maxtor MaxBoost

Publisher's Description

MaxBoost is performance-boosting driver software which operates under Microsoft Windows 2000 and XP and which is designed to complement your Maxtor ATA or SATA hard drive. This driver intelligently caches data in the host system RAM before it is written to and read from the Maxtor disk drive, enhancing the effective storage speed of your system under a variety of system conditions and applications.

Latest Reviews

Floodland

Floodland reviewed vBeta on Dec 27, 2003

I used this crap with a 120gb maxtor SATA disk mounted on a Asus A7V600 motherboard (onboard VIA SATA).
Ok, I tried once and didn't worked (the system worked pretty bad), so I uninstalled. Later, I thought it deserve a second chance. I tried it again and this time was even worse. Not only it hanged with all programs as it did before, but after uninstalling it and rebooted as requested, my windows never started again (BSOD). No errors on uninstalling or anything like that, but seemed to messed the "System" registry, no luck with last known good configuration or chkdsk on recovery console or anything (it fixed some corruption, but couldn't make windows start again). This crap killed my windows xp. These toy is not only bad, but EXTREMLY DANGEROUS. It's seems not to be a beta, but pretty early microsoft alpha crap. Maxtor, please keep making good hard disk and forget the software.

NXprime

NXprime reviewed vBeta on Dec 27, 2003

Warning!! This is a beta!!! DO NOT ENABLE THIS STUPID THING WHILE TRANSFERING FILES OVER TO A DIFF MAXTOR HARD DRIVE!!!! Corrupted all my xmas photos & all sorts of other stuff. :(

donemail@yahoo.com

[email protected] reviewed vBeta on Dec 25, 2003

MaxBoost significantly improved my disk performance. I have had a real disk thrashing problem until I installed this program. Good job Maxtor.

the_duke748

the_duke748 reviewed vBeta on Dec 25, 2003

Despite what the readme says, this program will not work on Nvidia Nforce2 based chipsets, it will not recognise my Maxtor drive (using the latest Nvidia Nforce drivers)....

BB88

BB88 reviewed vBeta on Dec 24, 2003

If it does what it claims, then it sure is cool. But with my 1GB of memory, I got the error like this: "not enough system resource/memory, MaxBlastBoost will now be disabled".

christoofar

christoofar reviewed vBeta on Dec 23, 2003

hmm..well after installing it today 12/23/03, every time I reboot my system or open the program itself, it tells me that the trial is over and the program has expired. Not a great first impression...I have 2 Maxtors that it recognizes, WinXP, and my system clock is current.

dillweed

dillweed reviewed vBeta on Dec 23, 2003

FYI, this program needs a minimum 700 mhz cpu; setup refuses to complete install otherwise.

toMpEr

toMpEr reviewed vBeta on Dec 23, 2003

SamBondUK: try .com email address

chrisiwe

chrisiwe reviewed vBeta on Dec 23, 2003

Sorry, aber wenn Maxtor nicht mal Otto Normal PC unterstützt (Dual Pentium III) ist das doch irgendwo schwach?!?!?! Beim Setup kommt schlicht und ergreifend: SORRY THIS PROGRAMM RUNS ONLY ON A SINGLE CPU PC. Toll, da hat mann mal die Kraft der 2 Herzen, und die Programmierer können die Schaltfläche "MultiCPU" im Compiler nicht anwählen......

Jeffsoft

Jeffsoft reviewed vBeta on Dec 23, 2003

will the other manufacturers have same plan to the harddrive-specific driver?

Avg. Rating 2.6 (21 votes)
Your Rating
Floodland

Floodland reviewed vBeta on Dec 27, 2003

I used this crap with a 120gb maxtor SATA disk mounted on a Asus A7V600 motherboard (onboard VIA SATA).
Ok, I tried once and didn't worked (the system worked pretty bad), so I uninstalled. Later, I thought it deserve a second chance. I tried it again and this time was even worse. Not only it hanged with all programs as it did before, but after uninstalling it and rebooted as requested, my windows never started again (BSOD). No errors on uninstalling or anything like that, but seemed to messed the "System" registry, no luck with last known good configuration or chkdsk on recovery console or anything (it fixed some corruption, but couldn't make windows start again). This crap killed my windows xp. These toy is not only bad, but EXTREMLY DANGEROUS. It's seems not to be a beta, but pretty early microsoft alpha crap. Maxtor, please keep making good hard disk and forget the software.

NXprime

NXprime reviewed vBeta on Dec 27, 2003

Warning!! This is a beta!!! DO NOT ENABLE THIS STUPID THING WHILE TRANSFERING FILES OVER TO A DIFF MAXTOR HARD DRIVE!!!! Corrupted all my xmas photos & all sorts of other stuff. :(

donemail@yahoo.com

[email protected] reviewed vBeta on Dec 25, 2003

MaxBoost significantly improved my disk performance. I have had a real disk thrashing problem until I installed this program. Good job Maxtor.

the_duke748

the_duke748 reviewed vBeta on Dec 25, 2003

Despite what the readme says, this program will not work on Nvidia Nforce2 based chipsets, it will not recognise my Maxtor drive (using the latest Nvidia Nforce drivers)....

BB88

BB88 reviewed vBeta on Dec 24, 2003

If it does what it claims, then it sure is cool. But with my 1GB of memory, I got the error like this: "not enough system resource/memory, MaxBlastBoost will now be disabled".

christoofar

christoofar reviewed vBeta on Dec 23, 2003

hmm..well after installing it today 12/23/03, every time I reboot my system or open the program itself, it tells me that the trial is over and the program has expired. Not a great first impression...I have 2 Maxtors that it recognizes, WinXP, and my system clock is current.

dillweed

dillweed reviewed vBeta on Dec 23, 2003

FYI, this program needs a minimum 700 mhz cpu; setup refuses to complete install otherwise.

toMpEr

toMpEr reviewed vBeta on Dec 23, 2003

SamBondUK: try .com email address

chrisiwe

chrisiwe reviewed vBeta on Dec 23, 2003

Sorry, aber wenn Maxtor nicht mal Otto Normal PC unterstützt (Dual Pentium III) ist das doch irgendwo schwach?!?!?! Beim Setup kommt schlicht und ergreifend: SORRY THIS PROGRAMM RUNS ONLY ON A SINGLE CPU PC. Toll, da hat mann mal die Kraft der 2 Herzen, und die Programmierer können die Schaltfläche "MultiCPU" im Compiler nicht anwählen......

Jeffsoft

Jeffsoft reviewed vBeta on Dec 23, 2003

will the other manufacturers have same plan to the harddrive-specific driver?

SamBondUK

SamBondUK reviewed vBeta on Dec 23, 2003

I may be stupid but the download page refuses my email address as containing invalid characters, and they don't seem to respond to the specified email address.

mextrom

mextrom reviewed vBeta on Dec 23, 2003

Ich muß sagen, das beste das in den letzten Wochen rausgekommen ist. In meinem System sind 3 Maxtor Festplatten und die Steigerung spühre ich sehr. Da ich viel mit Video mache, ist das besonders wichtig. Hoffe sie verbessern das Programm so, das es auch als Dienst startbar ist. Ich aufjedenfall bin voll begeistert.

MEXTROM

L337JasE

L337JasE reviewed vBeta on Dec 23, 2003

I'm getting good results from this. I've got two identical ATA133 7,200rpm Maxtors, and the boosted one is noticeably quicker. But I don't think that I'll sacrifice Hyper-Threading in order to use this permanently.

romualdrichard

romualdrichard reviewed vBeta on Dec 23, 2003

As it's only a cach in RAM for HD I don't understand why it can't work with other brand than Maxstor. Well, it's for their HD....
I have also encounter the 'stop' and since it's about data write/read to HD it's scary to see that kind of error.... I don't want to think that my data are written but they are not in fact...

stevvie

stevvie reviewed vBeta on Dec 23, 2003

Good effort from maxtor, but the program stops itself from running whenever memory becomes low. I meen I had 120Meg free and it still quits. It quits when running NAV2004,DiskKeeper,Prince persia,Halo,RC Cars. The earlier Beta Didn't quit like this, so When they actually fix that it would be a smashing program as it does make the HD access seem more fluid. Also Anybody with an Nvidia motherboard cannot use the Nvidia drivers for thier IDE ports.

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