Question about internal DVD-Rom drives

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

  1. drag0nreb0rn macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2008
    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.

  2. drag0nreb0rn thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2008
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    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

    Jun 2, 2007
    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.
  5. drag0nreb0rn thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2008

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