Early `08 Mac Pro need new superdrive

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Interpolation, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. Interpolation macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    My early `08 mac pro has been having problems with it's superdrive, will not burn DVD's, and it's skipping on burning CD's. Can anyone recommend a good replacement drive.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. kellen macrumors 68020

    kellen

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    Macsales.com (OWC). They have a couple for 30, even the original superdrives.

    http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/superdrive/Mac_Pro_Xeon

    May be able to get it cheaper through Newegg.

    They also have installation videos on the macsales website linked above in the lower right.
     
  3. Interpolation thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm in the UK. Cannot seem to find any shops that sell mac parts. Went to the local apple store, and they don't sell drive.
     
  4. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    basically any DVD drive will work. the superdrive that comes with the mac isn't a "mac part", it's just what Apple calls a DVD burning drive in their machines. The mac pros come with IDE drives, but you could even put a SATA drive in with very little effort. if you're not sure, just get the IDE. you really can't go wrong. Apple has used Samsung, Pioneer, and Optiarc. look at the available ones and compare reviews, and go from there.
     
  5. Interpolation thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok that will be easy. Going to look at the samsung and pioneer drives. Thanks :)
     
  6. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    no problem. if you want it to be plug & play, get an IDE drive.
     
  7. Interpolation thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks again. Went for a Optiarc AD-7200A in the end after spending hours reading various reviews on cdfreaks. Information overload. :)
     

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