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

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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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How do I remove a stuck Mini CD from the SuperDrive on a Macbook Pro?

I have a 2010 13" MacBook Pro that someone inserted one of those Mini CD type discs in to. The SuperDrive happily ingested the media but now refuses to spit it out. It does not show up as a mounted ...
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Macbook pro ejects every CD/DVD just after a few seconds

This problem happened suddenly on my MacBook pro: when I insert a CD/DVD, it tries to read it for a few seconds (the motor of the DVD drive is working) and then it stops, and ejects the DVD. I have ...
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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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Can't start up MacBook Pro from OS X install discs

I wanted to re-install my mid-2010 15-inch MacBook Pro (Intel Core i7 2.66 gHz 8 GB 1067 MHz DDR3 RAM) which is currently running Mac OS X 10.6.8. I inserted the retail Mac OS X 10.6 install disc, ...
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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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How to install Windows 7 Bootcamp using iso file (without USB/DVD)?

I have a MacBook Pro and I need to install Windows 7 besides Mac OS X so I can play games on it. The problem is that I don't have a USB stick or DVD to copy the Win7 iso image like Bootcamp requires. ...
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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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Where can I purchase a replacement screw for my MacBook Pro SuperDrive?

While replacing the logic board on my MacBook Pro (15" 2.4 GHz) and I stripped one of the 3.3mm 00 Phillips screws for the SuperDrive. I have found only one source online that had replacements in ...
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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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How can I enable DVD or CD Sharing with the Firewall on?

I'm trying to enable "DVD or CD Sharing" in the System Preferences. When I enable it, it says that the Firewall is blocking it. If I go into the Security > Firewall settings, I see that the first item ...
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iMac Superdrive Replacement

I have a late 2009 iMac 24 (9,1) Basically, my superdrive is either dead, or dieing. I put a disc in it recently, and it failed to do anything other than make odd noises then eject it. Then on ...
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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. How do I get the SD card out? I can't even feel the SD card by using a piece of paper in ...
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Unable to insert disk into optical drive (MacBook early 2009 model)

I have a MacBook (early 2009 model), and yesterday the SuperDrive stopped working. On attempting to push a DVD into it, it is physically stiff and doesn't want to go in, with a lot of pushing it goes ...
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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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Not seeing my HD in the disk utility

I tried to start up my computer and got a flashing file with a question mark. So I held down the ⌥-key on boot and brought it into recovery-mode. After going through the different options I went to ...
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MacBook Pro won't find network boot disk

My optical drive doesn't work on my MacBook Pro, and my Internet connection is too slow to use the recovery partition to download Lion. I have a disk and a Windows PC I can use on the same network. I ...
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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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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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Why is my Blu ray burner ejecting blank disks?

I bought an external drive/burner that supports reading/writing of single and double layer Blu Ray disks. I'm running OS X Mavericks. I haven't had any issue burning CDs and DVDs, but when I insert a ...
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CD doesn't eject

I have a problem with ejecting a CD. It happened twice in the past few days, CD drive disappears from the list of devices in a Finder and I can't eject a CD that sits inside my laptop. I tried Disk ...
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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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Spinning down hard drives that are not boot drives

If I were to put an ssd in the superdrive of an early 2009 24" iMac and used this as a boot drive while keeping the hdd in it's original place and using as a storage drive, would the storage drive ...
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Why my iBook G4 superdrive spits out the Mac OS X Leopard Install Disk?

The SuperDrive of my late 2005 iBook G4 died, so I installed a new one. But now the new drive does not mount the Leopard Install Disk. But it mounts any other DVDs/CDs (music, movies). The disk mounts ...
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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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How to batch import a large number of data CDs/DVDs (with eject)

I need to import the contents of a large number of data CDs/DVDs into my Mac for later processing. The discs are simple data discs with no conversion, compression or the like to be done. This is the ...
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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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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 ...
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Why does my disc burner buffer max out at 76%

It was tricky to figure out where to post this question. I'm using Windows 8.1 on a mid-2011 21.5" iMac. When using ImgBurn to burn DVD discs, I've noticed that my device buffer never reaches 100%. ...
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Can you change the volume name when creating a disk image from an optical disc in disk utility?

I know how to create a disk image from an optical disc using Disk Utility. The problem is that I need to change the volume name for the resulting disk image.
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Can't eject disk after creating image

I am running the latest software. This is a fresh install of Mac OS X 10.8.* latest. I am on a Macbook6,1. I am using my internal optical drive installed in a external enclosure(from OWC) after ...
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Size of my Cd-Rom (SATA)

I have a macbookPro 15'' mid 2009 and I want know which size is my cd-rom (SATA)because I have to buy this "component" where can I find this information ? My Cd-Rom is 9,5mm - SATA/SATA ?
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Windows not booting off external disc drive

I'm trying to install windows xp on Lion. This is a little bit complicated, but I was using this tutorial. I got to step 6, which is booting from the Windows XP disc. But it says "no bootable medium ...
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Cloning a half-full 500 GB drive to a 256 GB SSD drive

Before I buy a new SSD, I wanted to see if the following is possible: I have a 500 GB HD in my MacBook Pro that is using only 240 gigs. Can I clone this to a 256 GB SSD drive? (My goal is to replace ...
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Fast CD ripping on old MacBook Pro, slow ripping on i5 PC?

I'm ripping my entire music collection into ALAC, as it's the best solution for quality and compatibility across all devices in our household. In order to speed the ripping process up, I have iTunes ...
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Mount CD disk on mac as if it was mounted on windows

Okay, the title is not really clear enough, but I can't think how to phrase it better. So, the problem is, I have starcraft (1 and Brood Wars) CD that I'd like to play on mac 10.8 using Wine. ...
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I want to mount a virtual CD-RW drive

I want to export (burn to CD) some media I own and have in iTunes. However, I do not want to burn it to a physical CD. I want to instead burn it to a virtual CD. A virtual CD is something that appears ...
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Why does my Xserve simply eject Linux install CDs instead of reading / booting from them?

I have an Xserve G4, dual 1.33 GHz processors, 2 GB of RAM, 1 CD-ROM drive, 2 internal Hard Drives (read: Nowhere really to back them up to). I also have 1 EXTERNAL Hard Drive, Firewire, but just like ...
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Should I use raid 0 with my optibay drive?

I installed a 120gb SSD today. My optibay currently holds my MBP stock drive (5400 RPM HD 320GB). Since they have different memory sizes, should I put them in raid 0? The only reason why I want raid 0 ...
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Is installing a HDD instead of SuperDrive safe?

It's pretty popular to replace ones optical drive* on the MacBook Pro with a HDD, but how serious are the risks? *In most cases, you'd do this when installing a third-party SSD, but I'd like to leave ...
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Burning Folder to DVD

I've only been a mac user for a little while so I'm still getting used to OSX so bear with me ... I find some things OSX does to be inexplicable frankly. I'm a software engineer and very technical ...
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Why is my Mac Mini unable to burn CD's using Finder? I'm getting error 0x80020063

I'm having trouble burning some files to CD's using the finder. Every time I attempt to do so, disc verification hangs at 0%, followed by a bad media error (0x80020063). I've already attempted to use ...
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Is there any reason not to enable Error Correction in iTunes?

When importing CDs in iTunes you have the option to enable error correction. With the exception of the obvious potential for slower import speeds... is there any reason not to have this enabled?