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

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    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!

    Melissa

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    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

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    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

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

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    is the LG drive sata or pata?
    does it function under os x?
     

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