SSD now in place of optical drive, but now the optical drive wont work via USB?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by samg1988, May 15, 2012.

  1. samg1988 macrumors newbie

    Nov 8, 2009
    Hello all!

    I have a 2009 MBP 15" that I've just upgraded to have an SSD. What a difference!

    Anyway, I bought an enclosure like this one to hold the optical drive to use DVD every now and again, but it doesnt seem to be recognised via USB.

    When I plug it in, everything powers up and the DVD spins as normal, but the Macbook doesnt seem to think anything is there. Nothing in Finder, nothing on the Desktop. I've been searching google for a while with little luck.

    Can anyone help?
  2. dusk007 macrumors 68040


    Dec 5, 2009
    Can you try it in Windows?
    Does Diskutility show anything?
    Could be it is broken.
  3. samg1988 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 8, 2009
    WMware asked me the question of whether I wanted to mount this to mac or windows - "sunplus innovation technology USB to serial ATA bridge"

    Still not showing up in My Computer on Windows 7 through WM, or in OSX.

    Im running Mac OS X 10.6.8 (10K549).


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