SATA Blu-ray writer in 2008 Mac Pro under Windows 7

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Myria, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. Myria macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2012
    I installed an LG Blu-ray burner as a second drive, but I can't get it to work in Windows 7 64 SP1. Mac OS recognizes it properly, but Windows 7 doesn't.

    I hacked my MBR and registry to boot Windows with AHCI mode, and Windows now reports that it's running in AHCI mode, but the drive doesn't show up.

    I tried installing the Intel SATA raid controller drivers, but that didn't seem to work, either.

    Any ideas? Thanks!



    An addendum: This is an "early 2008" Mac Pro. This means that the Hitachi "SuperDrive" it came with is standard IDE/parallel ATA.
  2. minifridge1138 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2010
    Does it appear in the device manager?

    Try running microsoft update with the drive in place. Perhaps there is a driver from microsoft that will detect the drive.

    Good luck.
  3. Myria thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2012
    Nope, it doesn't show in Device Manager. No, Windows Update doesn't show anything related to the drive.
  4. elvisizer macrumors 6502

    May 29, 2003
    San Jose
    is the LG drive sata or pata?
    does it function under os x?

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