Mojave not recognizing blu-ray drive

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Kyousuke, May 25, 2019.

  1. Kyousuke macrumors newbie

    Kyousuke

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    #1
    I picked up Asus SBC-06D2X-U BD/DVD Combo drive earlier today.
    Mojave wouldn't even pick up the drive in Disk Utility.
    Looks like I may have to return this drive. What a waste of my time.
    Anyone else have this issue?
     
  2. AlaskaMoose macrumors 68000

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    Did you insert a CD or DVD in the drive, first?
     
  3. priitv8 macrumors 68040

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    Even without a disc loaded, you should see your connected device in System Information under SATA or USB, depending on your connection:
    Screenshot 2019-05-26 at 12.58.14.png
     
  4. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    I don't want to insult you, but...

    ... Have you clicked on the desktop to bring the finder forward, and then
    ... Gone to finder/preferences/general and
    ... Put a check into the box CDs, DVDs, and iPods

    ????
     
  5. AlaskaMoose, May 26, 2019
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    AlaskaMoose macrumors 68000

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    :)

    Good point. By the way, my iMacs do not show a DVD/CD drive on the desktop unless I insert a CD or DVD in it. Without a DVD or CD in the DVD placer, to the computer it is similar to connecting a USB cable that has not device attached to the other end.
     
  6. Fishrrman macrumors P6

    Fishrrman

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    "By the way, my iMacs do not show a DVD/CD drive on the desktop unless I insert a CD or DVD in it."

    That's the way it's supposed to work on Macs.
    Every Mac I've ever used with a DVD/CD drive (whether internal or external) works exactly the same.

    The "drive" doesn't show on the desktop.
    If you put a disc into it (a "volume") -- THAT mounts and displays on the desktop.
     
  7. AlaskaMoose macrumors 68000

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    :) That's what I thought when the OP asked.
     
  8. Kyousuke thread starter macrumors newbie

    Kyousuke

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    I solved the issue. The first disc I used was bad. Inserted another disc, recognized right away.
    Sorry for the delay :)
     

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