6-Core Mac Pro w/ LG WH10L30 issues

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by 3282868, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. 3282868 macrumors 603

    Jan 8, 2009
    I had an 2008 8-Core with an LG GGW-H20L and it worked PERFECTLY. I recently sold it for a 2010 6-Core Mac Pro and installed an LG WH10LS30 from NewEgg into the bottom optical SATA drive. My system doesn't crash as some reported, it recognizes the Blu-Ray drive, recognizes a Blu-Ray disc and asks what to do. Yet when I attempt to copy files via Finder onto a BD-R, it states there isn't enough room. Upon researching I discovered the drives can not be used in OS X. :mad:

    I've researched and researched but have not learned of a possible fix. Does anyone know if flashing the firmware (which is 1.0 on the WH10L30) work (such as flashing the firmware to the GGW-H20L)? I realize I should have researched before spending $99 at Newegg, but I've never read of this happening in OS X. Desperate here, I'll do anything for help!

    Thanks!!! :)
  2. wonderspark macrumors 68040


    Feb 4, 2010
    My LG 10x Blu-ray burner from OWC works great. They list it with a slightly different part number...I think MP at the end, so perhaps they modify it for the Mac Pro. You could ask them, perhaps? Return yours and buy theirs.
  3. 3282868 thread starter macrumors 603

    Jan 8, 2009
    Interesting as the LG burners on OWC all begin with WH10LS30 but end with a K or KMP.

    Seems like the model/firmware may be different. The WH10LS30 I have is also an OEM drive with firmware 1.0. I wonder if there is a WH10LS30K or KMP firmware that can be flashed in Windows???

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