2009 Mac Pro Optical Drive

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by TheNightPhoenix, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. TheNightPhoenix macrumors 6502

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    Just a quick one, I'm pretty sure the answer is going to disappoint me.

    Is the 2009 mac pro optical Drive SATA?

    I could only find speed specs on Apples site, and I have a Light Scribe drive thats what I believe to be IDE, or PATA:confused: or whatever the first Mac Pros have.
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Yes.

    If the question requires a one word answer, you need to Google it.
     
  3. 3587 macrumors 6502a

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    Well, I ordered and received an optical drive from OWC, it does NOT work in the 2009 Mac Pro's... So, who sells a drive that does?
     
  4. grue macrumors 65816

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    Which one?

    I noticed the Quad 2.66 I had access to used one of the godforsaken Hitachi-LG drives. Ew ew ew.

    I don't know why a Pioneer DVR-216 wouldn't work, though.
     
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  6. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Let me get this straight... You'd rather have a laptop drive in a Xeon Workstation.

    A laptop drive... that reads ten times slower.

    A laptop drive... that you couldn't replace for anything and couldn't add your own secondary drive of.

    Buy an iMac?:confused:
     
  7. grue macrumors 65816

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    Why? So you can have a slower, less reliable, less compatible, and more expensive drive?

    Leave the slot loading BS to the consumer toys, the grown ups need drives that don't suck.
     
  8. canonballs macrumors member

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    Hardware Test

    Question to proud owners: Is something like Apple Hardware Test CD/DVD included?
     
  9. 3587 macrumors 6502a

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    Try and stay on topic here folks... What optical drives work with the new 2009 Mac Pro's? I'm not seeing any at OWC.

     
  10. Fomaphone macrumors regular

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    :p i was kidding. you can put down your torches and pitchforks now.
     
  11. canonballs macrumors member

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    Yeah, I actually meant to post it to "unboxing", but i'd rather not double-post now. It is in some sense related to optical drives though.

    btw, which optical drive model you received from OWC didn't work with 09MP?

    P.S. And are you sure the issue is with the model, not the individual copy?
     
  12. BenRoethig macrumors 68030

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    Newegg and pretty much everybody else. Most new optical drive have been SATA for the last year, including just about all Blu-Ray.

    Nobody has made a slot loading desktop optical drive for a while now. I don't blame them either. Slot loaders may be pretty looking, but they are prone to jamming (which my iMac is currently in the shop for) and will not take mini optical discs. Tray loaders don't have either problem.
     

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