MP 5,1 doesn't read 2.5 inch CDs

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by pianoman88, Mar 22, 2017.

  1. pianoman88 macrumors regular

    Aug 20, 2010
    i have several mini-CDs with family photos that I would like to archive. The drive spins but doesn't read the CD.
  2. casperes1996 macrumors 68040


    Jan 26, 2014
    Horsens, Denmark
    Don't think the super drive supports it, no. Get an external CD reader.
  3. h9826790 macrumors G5


    Apr 3, 2014
    Hong Kong
    In my own experence, the super drive can read mini CD (I personally did that before). At the end, it's still just a CD, size doesn't really matter. However, the Mac Pro super drive is quite picky on the disc, even some normal full size disc can be unreadable in the Super drive (low quality disc?). In this case, plug in an external optical drive (the normal PC one, not the Apple USB super drive) is the easiest way to make the cMP can read the disc.
  4. now i see it macrumors 68040

    Jan 2, 2002
    Mini CDs have been problematic since they were invented.

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