Early 2008 MP SuperDrive

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  1. rontheancient macrumors regular

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  2. newtech macrumors 6502

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    The Mac Pro continues to ship with a PATA superdrive, Usually Optiarc or Sony. Pioneer DVR-115 should work fine as well. the new MP continues to also have two ODD SATA connectors in addition to the ATA133 PATA connector.
     
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  4. gazfocus macrumors 68000

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    Hi,
    Sorry for cutting in on this thread but, will any PC DVDRW work in a 2008 Mac Pro? I have a spare Lite-on DVDRW from my PC (I've just upgraded to 2 SATA Sony Optiarc DVDRW's) and I'm wondering if this will work in the Mac Pro.

    Pity the SATA ones won't work.

    Thanks
     
  5. newtech macrumors 6502

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    SATA do work in the older MP's newer MP **MAY** have a firmware issue.

    the DVD framework should support nearly any drive you throw its way.
     
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    Thanks, I wasn't sure if they were 'special' Apple drives, but I guess not. I just don't want to pay £60 for a DVDRW that costs about £20 from a 3rd party if it'll work.

    When I get my Mac Pro, I'll try both my spare IDE and a SATA drive in the Mac Pro and hopefully all will be good.

    One last thing...If I buy a Mac Pro with a single Superdrive, will it still come with the 2nd space on the front for a 2nd superdrive?
     
  7. newtech macrumors 6502

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    Yes, the internal cage is built for two drives even if only one is installed. When adding a drive you will need to remove the escutcheon/lip from the front of the drive's tray.
     

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