rMBP connecting external Pioneer BDR-XD05 drive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Ainippe, Nov 25, 2014.

  1. Ainippe macrumors newbie

    Sep 4, 2014
    Hi guys,

    complete Apple noob here. I bought the following : Pioneer BDR-XD05 6x USB 3.0 External Bus Powered Portable Slim Blu-Ray Writer,
    as it was recommended on several sites as being a good all round alternate to the Superdrive.
    Now here comes the noobie bit, I connected the drive and all went well-power etc and the laptop recognised the unit. I even managed to play a dvd successfully, however the unit came with a cd which I assume was for loading drivers etc, my system however will not run autorun etc. Am I right to assume this is a windows disk? If so is there a generic app/program I can download to run the drive? Or do I even need to?
    Now the unit comes with a Y connector ( 2 x USB) I am guessing that should not make a difference?


  2. Ainippe thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 4, 2014
    its ok sorted - the bundled software does not work with OS X.
    Now can someone recommend Blu ray Software?
  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    Autorun is not needed in OS X, so it is indeed a Windows Disk.

    AFAIK, OS X will not natively play Blu-Ray, unless things have changed lately. You'll have to boot into Windows for this to work.
  4. Ainippe thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 4, 2014

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