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Optical Drives: Disc Will Not Eject

If pressing the eject button on your keyboard or drive does not eject the disc, or if you have a drive without an eject button, there are several methods you can use to eject a disc from your optical drive. Make sure the disc is not being used by any appl...

Optical Drives: Ejecting Discs from a Secondary Drive

If your computer has two optical drives and you are running Mountain Lion (10.8.x) or later, try holding down the Option key and then press the Media Eject key (or Option-F12) to eject a disc from the second drive....

Legacy Mac (G5 Tower): Optical Drive Replacement

For the installation of optical drives in any of the Power Mac G5 towers, please see the isntall videos for the "Optical Drive" and "Optical Drive Tray Bezel Removal", linked from the page below. http://eshop.macsales.com/installvideos/powermac_g5/ [htt...

Optical Drive: Disappears After Computer Sleep

OS X will treat the optical drive as if it were a hard drive when going into Sleep mode; afterward the optical drive may no longer be visible. The workaround to this behavior is to disable hard disk sleep. 1. Open the Apple Menu and choose "System Prefe...

Optical Drive: Not Recognized by Windows (Vista, 7)

Sometimes an optical drive may no loner be recognized by Windows (Vista, 7) after you installed, uninstalled, or updated an applicaiton. This article provides a potential fix but may not work in all situations. IMPORTANT: This process contains steps tha...

DiscLabel: Common Questions

1. WHY DOESN'T DISCLABEL WORK WITH MY FIREWIRE CONNECTION? The Lightscribe drivers do not allow for Lightscribe functionality via firewire or eSATA. You MUST use an USB connection when trying to burn the image on the Lightscribe side of the disc. You ca...

Optical: Installing a 2nd Drive in the Mac Pro (2006-2008)

If you are adding a second drive to the Mac Pro, use the four spare screws stored on the back side of the optical drive carrier to secure the second drive to the space optical bay in the carrier. Note: you will probably need to remove the drive tray bezel...

OWC Slim Blu-Ray 6x (USB 2): Power Draw

PART NUMBER: OWCMRSSBD6X This optical drive has shown a power draw of 6.3 watts in limited testing....

Data Doubler: 2009-2011 iMac Install Tips

If you have one of the iMacs listed below, and you are replacing the optical drive with an Data Doubler and a 2.5" SATA drive, note that there is a thermal sensor about the size of a dime which is attached to the optical drive. It can be removed, then att...

Thunderbolt 3 Dock: Apple USB Super Drive

RELEVANT PART NUMBERS: * OWCTB3DK13PSG * OWCTB3DK13PSL * OWCTB3DK12PSG * OWCTB3DK12PSL * OWCTB3DK14PSG * OWCTB3DK14PSL   Please note that in order to use the Apple USB Super Drive with the OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock, the driver [https://www.o...