|Jan 13, 2012, 09:33 AM||#1|
External USB Superdrive not working in Windows 7 Bootcamp
I've recently fitted a Crucial M4 SSD to my 17" 2009 MBP and everything works perfectly under Lion. However I can't see the Superdrive in Windows 7 (Bootcamp).
High level summary of the process I followed (Clean install of Lion and Win7 bootcamp):
1. Fitted SSD to HDD bay
2. Installed Lion and Windows 7 via usual Bootcamp process
3. Removed internal Superdrive, fitted my old HDD in an Optibay clone.
4. Fitted Superdrive to an external USB enclosure.
Everything works perfectly in OS X Lion. But in Windows 7, my Superdrive isn't working properly.
Basically, in Devices, there is something showing up as 'USB to Serial ATA Bridge' which only appears when I plug in the USB Superdrive. So that must be Windows 7 recognising the tiny PCB inside the Superdrive enclosure - all good so far. It also identifies it as an Optical drive, and when I right click on the icon, in the Hardware tab it even shows the drive model, which is a Matshita UJ-868.
However, when I insert a DVD, or any kind of disc, e.g. Windows software etc, it spins up, but then slows down, and eventually just shuts down again. The above device remains present throughout in Devices.
I downloaded the latest Apple Support software for Win7 as part of the Bootcamp process, and have also downloaded the latest Apple software for Windows 7 using the updater in Windows.
Could it be a driver issue? In Devices, under Hardware, it seems to be using a generic windows driver (C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\cdrom.sys).
Help! This is driving me mad. There must be loads of people who have done the same thing as me (i.e. converted an internal superdrive to a USB one) - surely it is something simple?
Any help and advice would be much appreciated !
Last edited by daveb99; Jan 13, 2012 at 09:41 AM.
|Jan 13, 2012, 10:00 AM||#3|
|Jan 14, 2012, 12:56 PM||#4|
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