blu ray burner won't burn

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by ChemiosMurphy, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. ChemiosMurphy macrumors 6502

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    hi all. Here's my issue.

    my Lg Blu-Ray burner won't burn. It craps out everytime. I did got four coasters from: Adobe Encore, Toast 9, trying to burn the ISO in windows.

    I know the drive worked because I burned a test BD-R when I got the drive, BUT I had the drive hooked up Sata to Firewire since I didn't have a free Sata port on my mac.

    Now I have it set up with a Sata to IDE adapter so I could just slip it in my optical drive bay on my mac. Could this prevent me from burning the disc?

    Or is the drive just busted now?
     
  2. grue macrumors 65816

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    Are even your ODD_SATA ports in use?
     
  3. ChemiosMurphy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    no but vista won't see the drive if it's on that. And to watch commercial ones you need windowz..
     
  4. krye macrumors 68000

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    Maybe IDE is too slow. Maybe the serial to IDE connection is causing some kind of buffer issue. I'd try and snake the serial cable down to the onboard SATA connections under hdd bay 1.
     
  5. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    Run the drive from one of the ODD SATA ports, and enable AHCI. This will make the drive visible in Windows. ;)

    This thread will show you how to do it. :D

    Also a previous post.

    Good Luck. :)
     
  6. ChemiosMurphy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I called LG, gonna exchange the drive.

    I ordered a BD-RE (aka BD-RW) from Newegg and will test various configs when the new drive arrives.

    Thanks for the advice all.
     

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