Question about internal DVD-Rom drives

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by drag0nreb0rn, Jan 2, 2008.

  1. drag0nreb0rn macrumors newbie

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    Hello,
    I am new to Macs so bare with me. I notice that most sata and IDE internal DVD-Roms don't advertise compatibility with Macs. I am assuming that you can't use a generic DVD burner in a mac pro unless the EFI recognizes it and the OS has drivers for it.

    Two questions
    1. Does any old generic DVD burner work inside a mac pro
    2. If not, will it at least work with Boot Camp Windows XP and will the Mac OS have issues with an incompatable drive installed.

    Basically I am interested in getting the LG DVD burner that reads HD-DVD and Blu-Ray and currently there is nothing equivalent on the mac. I will boot to Windows to use it if I have to.

    Thanks!
     
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  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Looks like your thread got lost there.

    Most Sony and Pioneer drives work out of the box from retail. Any drive will work for reading a disc but burning can lead to some compatibility issues.

    My suggestion is to go for a Pioneer drive.
     
  4. newtech macrumors 6502

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    Prior to OS X 10.5 it was important to either get a known compatible drive or use a helper driver such as in stalled by PatchBurn or Toast's drivers. With 10.5 has come a newer framework that supports a far vaster array of drives natively than ever before.
     
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