Second DVD burner in Mac Pro - 24x ?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Spacedust, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. Spacedust macrumors 6502a

    May 24, 2009
    I would like to add second DVD burner in my Mac Pro 2006.

    I will connect it to one of the additional SATA connectors.

    Which one of these burners would work under Mac OS X ?

    Sony / NEC (Optiarc) DVD+/-RW AD-5240S
    Asus DVD+/-RW DRW-24B1ST
    Lite-ON DVD+/-RW IHAS424 LightScribe

    I got IDE\CdRomOPTIARC_DVD_RW_AD-7170A_________________1.NC____ currently as first drive.
  2. 300D macrumors 65816


    May 2, 2009
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
  4. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

    Jul 14, 2008
    DVD burners are plug and play. I'm a Lite-On fan personally. Anyways, seeing as you changed your CPUs, I assume you are aware of what is involved in using the spare SATA ports in your machine?
  5. phairphan macrumors 6502a


    Sep 21, 2005
    Reject Beach
    I don't know what you plan to do with the drive or how you use your computer, but I generally recommend getting a drive that can be easily flashed (i.e. there are firmware or tools for your drive) for region-free use and, more importantly, removal of riplock. Before you choose a drive, poke about the net to see if there is good community support for it. You might want to start your search at cdfreaks.

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