I'm very sad (or don't care at all tbh) to announce the death of my OEM Optiarc SuperDrive that came with my Mac Pro 1,1. But that damn thing never worked fine, so I thought I'd share my story for the rest. Actually, I lied. It did work fine the first few months I had it. But I didn't really use it anyway, mostly OS installations. After a year or so it started having problems when burning. Discs would not verify after burning and even if they did they usually stopped functioning within days. I tested many brands too. After some point of not using it at all for burning, I once found I couldn't burn DVDs anymore. It would see the blank, try to use it to burn, then give an error. Sometimes it made the blank useless too. Same thing started happening with CDs. Today, it started to not even mount an original CD/DVD. I even tried an old Tiger DVD. It either throws it out or just keeps trying for ever. I also noticed it started to scratch the discs sometimes :O I pulled it out, cleaned it thoroughly and then tried a bunch of other firmwares, finally staying with just an updated OEM firmware, 1.NC. So long story short this dude died and never really made me proud while he was alive so yeah.. I guess I'll get that Blu-Ray drive sooner than i thought.