Mac Pro 2009 compatible optical drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Pagemakers, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. Pagemakers macrumors 68020


    Mar 28, 2008
    Manchester UK
  2. RemarkabLee macrumors 6502a

    Nov 14, 2007
    Well it's a SATA drive, so it will fit and connect.

    Whether OS X will recognise it, I don't know. I don't see why it shouldn't. Can anyone comment?
  3. nanofrog macrumors G4

    May 6, 2008
    As it's SATA, there's no reason why it wouldn't work, unless it's a firmware issue or DOA.
  4. ben1969 macrumors member

    Mar 18, 2008
    Ordered that model and... shows up fine in the system profiler and seems to function ok. When trying to rip simultaneous dvds I have had the system eventually fail to recognize the drive and have to re-boot for it to be functional. Probably more of a software issue caused by the dual ripping than the drive itself. Fyi, based on my (incredibly) informal testing, the pioneer is noticeably louder and a slightly slower when ripping than the stock drive.
  5. nanofrog macrumors G4

    May 6, 2008
    Have you checked for a firmware update by chance? It might help.
  6. 3587 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 23, 2008
    Has anyone found any other drives? I would really like to add one to my 2.66 Quad-Core, but I haven't found a decent fast one yet...

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