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
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.
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
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
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...
Legacy Mac: Mac Pro (2006-2008) Installing 2nd Optical Drive
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
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:
Please note that in order to use the Apple USB Super Drive with the
OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock, the driver