Data retrieval device that used optical discs such as CDs/DVDs/Minidiscs as their storage medium.

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How do I enable a USB SuperDrive in Mac OS X El Capitan on a MacBook Pro?

I have an older MacBook Pro (Late 2011) which came with a built-in optical drive. I replaced the built-in SuperDrive with a second hard drive. However, the USB SuperDrive is not compatible with Macs ...
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Buzzing sound on Macbook Pro mid 2012 due to optical drive fixed?

Am aware of the fact, there is a known problem as mentioned in this Apple KB: Mac notebooks with optical drives: Noises from the optical drive link, that is produced when the OS is initializing the ...
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installing osx with usb superdrive on a blanck new hard drive

I have a MacBook Pro mid 2010 with a black hard drive on which I have to install OS X but my optical drive won't work so I'm trying to use a sub SuperDrive which isn't being recognized
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How to erase DVD-RW in Disk Utility

I have a MacBook Pro Mid 2012 with built-in SuperDrive. MacBook Pro is running OS X 10.11. I am trying to erase a DVD-RW disc that is filled with some images. But the erase option is greyed out: ...
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MacBook Pro 17 2009 - fails to turn on after optical drive upgrade

The optical drive on my MBP stopped accepting discs, so I removed the optical drive and replaced it with the optical drive from my MBP 15 2009. Now it doesn't start. During the upgrade I disconnected ...
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Is it normal for MacBook Pro CD/DVD drive to makes noise on wake after long sleep

Every time I put my MacBook Pro (13in, mid-2012) to sleep and shut the lid, then wait at least 20 mins then open the lid and wake it up, my CD/DVD drive makes an odd sound as if it thinks there's a ...
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MacBook Pro 17" Late 2011 - Does the Optibay support SATAIII SSD?

I have a Late 2011 MacBook Pro 17" with an SSD in the main drive slot and a HDD in the optibay. Yet I was interested in installing a RAID0. I have checked with system profiler to see that, of course, ...
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Trying to burn a CD: “hdiutil: imageinfo failed - image not recognized”

Using the Application Burn, I saved some music-CD's as image-file to the desktop as .iso, along with the right .isoinfo. Now I want to burn those images to empty CD's, but I get the following error ...
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Why would “ls -R” on a mounted CDROM fail with e.g. “ls: notes: No such file or directory”

I popped an old CDROM into my computer and executed ls -lR /Volumes/CDROM and received dozens of error like this: ./notes: ls: notes: No such file or directory but /Volumes/CDROM/notes does ...
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OS X Blu-ray support to read / write BD-R discs for data storage

What I'm looking to achieve is to write (and read) data files on BD-R discs for storage / backup / archive purposes, just like one can do with CD and DVD discs. For clarity, I am not interested in ...
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USB Drive Copy Error

I have a USB Drive (formatted as a Read-only CD). On attempting to copy certain files on the drive to my Mac (OS X 10.10.5) I receive the error: The Finder can’t complete the operation because ...
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How to eject a DVD without logging in my Mac?

I can not log in my Mac and I want to eject CD/DVD.
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DVD stuck in 2006 iMac, won't boot

So I put a DVD in and it wouldn't come out. I wanted to try the "hold left mouse during start up" method of getting it out and now it won't boot and I can still not get the DVD out. It is my GF's old ...
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Can't erase SSD on main bay

I have a MacBook Pro mid 2011. I've installed a SSD on the main bay, removed the optical drive and installed a caddy with the a regular HDD on it. The OS was installed on the SSD. This setup works ...
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Force CD ejection from SuperDrive

My SuperDrive, USB connected to a 2012 Mac Mini with latest El Capitan OS X, has been working just fine until I tried to rip a purchased CD from a small singer songwriter. It hung up on the last cut ...
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Superdrive doesn't accept disks any more

I have two Superdrives. Since the upgrade to 10.11 (it might just coincide) they don't accept disks any more. I tried rebooting, sending eject commands to both drives etc. They appear as "Unsupported"...
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Swapping internal hard drives

I have a mid-2012 MacBook Pro into which I had installed an OWC data doubler SSD (removing the optical drive). I originally placed the SSD in the original HDD bay and moved the HDD to the data ...
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Snow Leopard OS X Partition (El Capitan)

I have a couple things I'm trying to do that I can't find a solution for. The end goal is to be able to run DVD Studio Pro 4 on my Mac which has El Capitan installed. The software is pretty old but I ...
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Failing Superdrive(?) and Problems with Bootcamp

I'm running a 27" iMac from 2010, and I just recently installed Mountain Lion (10.8.5). On Snow Leopard, I had a Windows 7 partition that I had installed from a burned DVD, and everything was working ...
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Can I boot from any USB DVD drive or only the SuperDrive

I went to Curry's today which is a electronics retailer and bought a Mac mini. I wanted to buy a HP DVD Drive to boot from (for system repairs, Linux, Windows, GParted) I asked the store assistant if ...
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Is it possible to install an OS onto a disk drive, then move and plug the drive into a different slot but still have it be totally bootable as normal?

MacBook Pro, 15" mid-2010. Odd question, I know. I want to shuffle around an HDD and SSD in my laptop. I'm wondering if I can install Mac and Windows onto the SSD, then move it to the optical bay w/o ...
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Packet-writing (UDF) CD-RW?

Is there a way to set up a blank CD-RW for packet writing and use it on stock OS X? Ie. no 3rd-party tools. Disk utility seems to offer nothing, and while wikipedia mentions the newfs_hfs command in ...
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External DVD reader suddenly not working anymore

I have a Iomega SuperSlim USB 2.0 8x DVD Writer External Optical Drive that I used without any issue on my Macbook Air. Now all of a sudden it doesn't work anymore. The DVD spins, a "Audio CD" item ...
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Apple Hardware Accessories or third-party? [closed]

I am running MacBook Air 13" I need wireless keyboard, which I am going to use daily. Once in a while, I need to check some CDs or DVDs - mostly I take backup of photos shoot with camera and phone on ...
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DVD Player error 47

I am unable to eject a disk from Apple DVD player. It shows "Error ~47" when I click on Eject button. Changed some DVD Player settings, such as cleared "Start playing disk" so that no files would be ...
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Can't open VCD Video on iMac (OX 10.10.4)

Soooo, we have a couple educational VCDs from Taiwan. Upon insertion, they mount as 2 volumes, Audio CD and VIDEODISC. A quick Google said to browse to VIDEODISC/MPEGAV and play the DAT files there, ...
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MacBook dual drive is killing hard disks

Towards the end of last year I decided to remove the CD drive on my late-2007 MacBook and replace it with a 2nd hard drive (using an aftermarket 'caddy'). Several months in, my 1 TB WD Blue (2nd) ...
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How do I share an optical drive with Windows?

I need to install something from a CD on my PC, but it doesn't have an optical drive. I have an optical drive on my Mac. I have enabled "DVD or CD Sharing" from System Preferences:Sharing. However, ...
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Force eject a CD from a broken iMac SuperDrive (hardware issue)

Today, I inserted a CD into my 2007 iMac desktop, but when I tried to eject the CD, the optical drive made some odd whirring noises, and nothing was ejected. After further research, I tried every kind ...
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Replace an iMac superdrive with one pulled from a Macbook Pro?

I have an old Mid 2009 13" MacBook Pro (unibody) that I'm not using anymore. I've already pulled the superdrive out of it. I also have a 2009 27" iMac that I am using. The superdrive on it is no ...
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How to mount cd in single user mode?

I don't see it listed under /dev. dmesg doesn't help. Apple diagnostics is missing from my computer and I believe there may be an issue with the hard drive so I was hoping to restore it from the ...
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Why does my hard disk (in MBP optical caddy) keep unmounting when writing?

I replaced the optical drive in a 15" Macbook Pro (late 2011) with a new 2TB Samsung HDD in a caddy tray. It formatted fine and Disk Utility says it's OK. The problem occurs when I try to copy a ...
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Mac mini (Late 2009) + Yosemite: cannot read CDs/DVDs

Hardware: Mac mini (Late 2009) OS: Yosemite 10.10.2 Problem: cannot read CDs/DVDs, either by internal drive or external drive. ... When you insert any type of CD or DVD, ISO, UDF, HFS, original ...
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Dual hard drive setup in early 2011 MacBook Pro 17" (replacing optical drive with HDD)

I have an early-2011 MacBook Pro running OS X 10.10.2 (also Windows 7 Professional on a Boot Camp partition), and recently upgraded my hard drive to a 500GB SSD (Crucial MX100). The speed is amazing, ...
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Can't burn newly created playlist to CD with iTunes 12.1

I just want to burn some music for my Mom to a CD-R. I've done this multiple times. If I check MP3 CD box, I receive message stating all music is not MP3, and it won't allow. If I check other option, ...
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Do I need to get separate SATA cables to upgrade my SSD to another SSD, and my optical drive to an HDD?

I have a 13" mid 2012 MacBook Pro, and I want to upgrade the storage capabilities. Specifically, I want to replace my 125 GB SSD with a 250 GB SSD, and my optical drive with a 1 TB HDD. The SSD ...
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Multiple errors when attempting to burn DVDs

As well as backing up work to an archive, we back up to dvds. This month, though, for some reason, my mac is not playing ball. I tried twice with the same folder and got two different error messages: ...
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Icon for CD drive disappears and reappears every few seconds

In one of our company MacBooks (MacBook7,1), the CD drive acts weirdly - any time a CD is inserted, the icon will appear for a few seconds in the desktop and finder, then disappear for another few ...
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Can I take the optical drive out of my MacBook Pro?

I'm proud to say that I'm the happy owner of an almost antique 2009 MacBook Pro. I've had this 15-inch MacBook Pro for quite a while now and I'm not planning on changing it (have you seen the price of ...
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Do SuperDrives work with IBM computers?

Do Apple USB SuperDrives work with IBM compatible computers? If not, are there any advantages for buying a SuperDrive compared to a generic USB DVD drive?
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External USB CD/DVD drive using wrong firmware -

I purchased 2 identical (presumably) external drives from Amazon (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B009PG4NA8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1). One of these drives works, it shows ...
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Going in for an apple repair, do I need to remove my second hard drive for the superdrive?

The right fan on my mac stopped working, I have scheduled an appointment at the mac store genius bar (its still in warranty). I have installed a second hard drive in place of the super drive, and ...
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Can I get old Super Drive to work with new MacBook Pro Retina Display?

I have a working SuperDrive (Super 898A) which I pulled out from my old, non working, late 2010 15" MacBook Pro. Can I somehow get an adapter and get it to work with my new retina display MacBook Pro? ...
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CD/DVD sharing not working

I'm trying to share a CD/DVD drive from windows 7 laptop with my MacBook Pro mid 2010 through a WiFi. I've done all the things specified in official apple guide on how to do this, which was: Install ...
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How can I erase hard disk if SuperDrive is broken (OS 10.6.8)?

I have an old MacBook running OS 10.6.8 which I want to recycle, but its internal SuperDrive doesn't work, so I can't use the install disk to do it. I tried plugging in Apple's external USB ...
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Will superdrive work on Macbook Air with Ubuntu?

I have a Macbook Air on which I am considering installing Ubuntu 14. I bought the Mac mainly because of the great hardware. I got a live copy of Ubuntu working from a USB stick and I am now just ...
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Remove SD card from iMac CD drive

I stupidly inserted my SD card today into the CD drive of my iMac. I didn't see where I was putting it in. I can't even feel the SD card by using a piece of paper in the drive. How do I get the SD ...
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Macbook 5,2 (Mid-2009) optical bay hard drive enclosure

I was wondering what about my Mid-2009 Macbook makes optical hard drive enclosures like this one incompatible with the enclosure. And if there is another way that could get a second drive in there.
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Mac Pro hangs at startup showing white screen with spinning pie wheel

MacPro 1,1; lion? startup hard drive failed (with loud buzzing). Removed bad drive, installed replacement, inserted Lion USB drive, verified new drive using the Lion usb drive, started installation ...
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Disk I/O error on a superdrive?

The hard disk of my late 2011 MacBook Pro 15" died and I replaced it with an SSD. I wanted to have more space, so I bought a 1 TB hard disk and put connected it instead the superdrive. The problem is ...