Adding Optical Drive

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by giantrobot, Oct 28, 2007.

  1. giantrobot macrumors member

    Oct 18, 2007
    I just picked up a Mac Pro 2.66 dualcore Xeon amidst all the rumors of the upgrade and I must say - I am glad i did. The thing is a beast.

    Anyway - I want to add an additional optical drive in the empty bay for two reasons. I know from my macbook that the superdrives make it impossible to bypass region protections on DVDs even if you use VLC. Since the macpro does not use that matsushita drive, I might be able to bypass with VLC..anyone know?

    Anyway, I have tried to insert a new drive in the empty bay but I cannot get the OS to recognize it or open it. I think it may have something to do with the master/slave configuration in the pins. I also wonder if I need to remove the face of the optical drive to get it to fit through the thin opening in the front of the mac.
  2. Mr.Noisy macrumors 65816


    May 5, 2007
    You do need to remove the front plastic face to fit through the slot,

    if you wanted more storage space or ideal for time machine add another hard drive where the 2nd optical drive sits ?

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