Member Since: Jul 14, 2008
Location: Scotland, UK
Mac Specs: 27" iMac, 3.4GHz i7, 20Gb, 2TB HDD, OS X 10.8
05-03-2009, 11:58 AM
I purchased a Sony BD-ROM drive (SATA) and connected it to one of the ODD_SATA ports (just left of the GPU power connections, under the fans).
Now, Mac OS X can see the drive and read from it (not tried CD burning from OS X yet). Problems begin when looking at 3rd party software. Parallels/Fusion both can't see the drive, Toast 10 Titanium can't see it etc.
It does not show up in System Profiler as a cd/dvd writer, just under the SATA HDDs.
In an attempt to get it to work properly, I have purchased a SATA>PATA converter from eBay to connect it to the secondary PATA connector.
I will post back as to whether or not it worked, but I've read it will.
FINAL NOTE: The drive will not be recognized AT ALL under Boot Camp as the ODD_SATA ports use AHCI which Apple disabled when running a different/'legacy' OS.
So, the above adapter will allow me to watch BD movies within Boot Camp/Parallels - hopefully.