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Force the system to find a 'lost' optical drive
Authored by: skypilota72 on Jan 14, '09 09:20:49AM

Perhaps a completely different issue, but the story continues....

My MacPro had both of its Optiarc SuperDrives (AD7170A) fail to burn but would read. Via Apples DIY program, they sent me replacements which was another Optiarc and a Pioneer DVR-112D.

The replaced Optiarc failed to read or burn, but the Pioneer worked flawlessly in everything on all media. I have spoken to Apple and they are again replacing the failed part, but they cannot guarantee the replacement won't be another Optiarc which they KNOW to have problems.

As a Video Editor, my selection of hardware is based on quality and up-time stability. This was why I shelled out 15,000 on a MacPro with all the bells and whistles. Seems running Adobe was no different on my Windows machine versus my new experience with the Mac.

If I get an Optiarc drive again, I will just go out and buy another Pioneer and be done with Steve's smoke and mirror show....



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