Pioneer DVR-112DBK support?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by BlackMR2, May 24, 2007.

  1. BlackMR2 macrumors newbie

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    I put one of these drives in an external usb 2.0 enclosure and system profiler won't even show it as existing. I've tried various jumper settings but no luck.

    how can i get this to be supported through osx? firmware flash or something?
     
  2. 4JNA macrumors 68000

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    it is not the drive unless it is DOA. have you tested just the drive with anything else, do you know it actually works?

    next check would be jumpers -- needs to be set as master to work in an enclosure, not cable select. last check would be the enclosure. some work with Mac, some don't. check to see if it lists X on the box or spec sheet, or online, etc. last chance long shot would be trying a different usb cable and/or a different usb port. don't connect to a hub, but to the computer.

    just a fyi, but unless you use an 80 connector ide cable (inside the enclosure), the drive will write at a lower speed.

    best of luck.
     
  3. BlackMR2 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks, i'll double check everything again.


    the drive is brand new but i guess i can't be 100% sure it works
     
  4. BlackMR2 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok so i took the drive out and put it straight into my old B&W G3 Tower. Works fine!

    i then tried an old working HD in the usb enclosure and it did nothing.

    Gonna get a new usb enclosure and see how i go.
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Yeah, I've had external cases work with some drives and not with others. :confused:
     

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