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LG Super-Multi Drive
Kit for 2006-2008 Mac Pro models

24X 5.25" Internal DVD/CD Writer

Mac / PC / DVD Multi Recorder / Rewritable
This Kit Allows You To:
  • Replace/Upgrade a failed existing IDE/ATA drive with this new, current model SATA optical drive
  • Add up to two of these drives
  • Add this drive as a 2nd drive to an existing factory drive
The LG Super-Multi GH24NSBOB DVD Rewriter features a 24x DVD+R write speed, 48x CD-R write speed and supports M-DISC for superior reliability in data storage. Designed for storage needs that demand consistency, the GH24NSBOB read and write in CD, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD RAM formats giving you the option to choose the media best suited for each task.
Can't Find an IDE/ATA Drive? No Problem.
Just because IDE/ATA optical drives are no longer made doesn't mean you shouldn't be able to upgrade your 2006-2008 Mac Pro model. These Mac Pro models actually have two factory open SATA ports that go unused. So we provide all the cabling and instructions in this kit that you need to utilize one for your optical drive upgrade.
M-DISC - Write Once and Read Forever
Compared to other recordable DVDs on the market today, M-DISC offers superior reliability in data storage that provides the permanent optical data storage solution. Once written, the M-DISC can be read or played on any quality DVD drive that supports the common DVD+R/RW format. M-DISC Media sold separately.
Bundled with Smile On My Mac: DiskLabel Software
OWC has included the software give your discs a polished, professional, finished look. Create, print, & share professional-looking CD and DVD labels, jewel case inserts, and DVD covers. A $39.95 value included.
Protect Your Data with Prosoft Data Backup 3
Data Backup 3 is a powerful utility that allows you to backup, restore and synchronize your valuable data with minimal effort. Whether you are a new computer user or a seasoned professional, Data Backup 3 offers you just the right amount of power, flexibility and ease-of-use to help you protect your files fast. A $59.00 value included.

LG Super-Multi Specs:

General

Drive Type
Internal DVD/CD Writer
Form Factor
5.25" Desktop
Interface
SATA
Loading Mechanism
Tray
Bezel Color
Black
Buffer Memory
0.5MB
Mounting Orientation
Horizontal / Vertical
Manufacturer Model Number
GH24NSB0B
RoHS Compliant
Yes

Performance

Access Time
DVD-ROM: 145ms typ.
CD-ROM: 125ms typ.
Supported Formats
DVD-ROM (SL/DL), DVD±R (SL/DL), DVD±RW, DVD-RAM, M-DISC, CD-R/RW/ROM, CD-DA, Video CD

Capacity

Data Capacity
8.5GB : DVD General Use Double Layer
4.6GB : DVD General Use
700MB : 79 minute CD
650MB : 74 minute CD
550MB : 63 minute CD

Disk Labeling

Disc Labeling
No

Physical

Height (max)
41.3mm (1.6")
Width (max)
146.0mm (5.7")
Length (max)
165mm (6.5")
Weight (typical)
0.70kg (1.54lbs.)

Environment

Operating Temperature
5° C to 45° C
Non-Operating Temperature
-30° C to 60° C
Operating Humidity
15% to 80% R.H.
Non-Operating Humidity
10% to 90 % R.H.

Maximum Read Speeds

DVD-RAM
5X
DVD-R
16X
DVD+R
16X
DVD-R (Dual Layer)
12X
DVD+R (Dual Layer)
12X
DVD-RW
13X
DVD+RW
13X
DVD-ROM
16X
DVD-ROM (Dual Layer)
12X
CD-ROM
48X
CD-R
48X
CD-RW
40X

Maximum Write Speeds

DVD-RAM
5X
DVD-R
24X
DVD+R
24X
DVD-R DL
8X
DVD+R DL
8X
DVD-RW
6X
DVD+RW
8X
CD-R
48X
CD-RW
24X

Reliability

System Requirements

Mac
Compatible with any Mac Pro system with a SATA interface. The 'Woodcrest' or 'Harpertown' Mac Pro uses an IDE interface and is not compatible with this drive.
DVD Player Support:
Mac OS X 10.3 (all versions) - DVD player works perfectly
Mac OS X previous to OS X 10.3 - DVD player not supported
Mac OS 9 or earlier - DVD player not supported
PC
Compatible with any PC system running Windows 2000 or later with a SATA drive interface. Please see your burning software application manufacturer's website for specific support of this drive mechanism.
OWC Notes:
  1. At this time, there is no native support for this drive when using earlier versions of Mac OS X. Patching this drive for support under earlier versions of Mac OS X is possible using Christian Moller's PatchBurn Software.
  2. Requires disabling of hard disk sleep in Mac Pro Systems to prevent drive from disappearing during sleep. To disable hard disk sleep go to the Apple --->System Preferences ---> Energy Saver and uncheck "Put the hard disk(s) to sleep when possible."
Manufacturer provided specifications for LG p/n GH24NSB0B UPC#: 058231310146
This Optical Drive is compatible with... Learn how to find your Mac's model ID
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Early 2008)
(January, 2008)
Model ID: MacPro3,1
2.8GHz, 3.0GHz, 3.2GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (8-core)
(April, 2007)
Model ID: MacPro2,1
3.0GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro
(August, 2006)
Model ID: MacPro1,1
2.0GHz, 2.66GHz, 3.0GHz
PC Desktop
PC Desktops
Compatible with Intel / AMD Process based PCs capable with the specifications listed above.

Includes

  • LG Super-Multi Drive 24X 5.25" Internal DVD/CD Writer
  • Software Licenses: Digital Download
    • Smile On My Mac: DiskLabel
    • ProSoft: Data Backup 3
  • Mac Pro Kit Including
    • Printed instructions
    • Internal SATA left angle connector to straight connector cable (for installation in Pre-2009 Mac Pro Models)
    • 4 Pin Male to 15 Pin Female Power Adapter Cable (for installation in Pre-2009 Mac Pro Models)

Software

Smile On My Mac: DiskLabel for Mac OS X
Full Version! With DiscLabel you can create, print, & share CD labels, jewel case inserts, and DVD covers that look truly professional.... a $35.95 value!
View detailed software info
Prosoft
Prosoft Engineering® Data Backup 3 for Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later
Backup Made Easy. Data Backup makes it easy to backup to FireWire and USB drives, network drives, CDs and even DVDs. Make schedules so you don't need to 'think' about backing up... It does it for you.
A $59.00 Value! View detailed software info, or click here to purchase software separately from solution

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.8 / 5 20 out of 21 (95%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: jmac Location: minneapolis Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 works well March 6, 2018 the instructions were great except for one very important detail. On my MacPro I cannot have the bezel installed on the tray, it will prevent it from opening! I am usually not a read the manual type but I am glad I did because this was trickier than I thought it would be. I chatted with a tech just a few minutes after installing it and he got me on the right track quickly but it would have been real easy to have it in the instructions in the first place and would have saved me time in the process

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Reviewer: nealt Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Worked well after a difficult installation December 21, 2017 Had problems snaking cables and closing the drive carrier. Otherwise the drive works well.

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Reviewer: OWCRocks Location: Calgary, AB Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 4/5 Fast and reliable optical drive May 2, 2017 Needed a replacement optical drive for 2006 MacPro (1,1) and this performed beautifully. Install was relatively easy with instructions for routing the SATA cable from plugs on the motherboard. Be aware it's not just replacing the drive and you'll have to remove some shrouds and components to get at the SATA plug.

Also note that the drive will not be compatible with BootCamp drivers as a CD player under Windows 7. There may be other incompatibilities with older software but I haven't found any.

I've now got a modern fast SATA optical drive in my old MacPro,sweet! OWC one day shipping and support superb as always.

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Reviewer: Von123 Location: Qatar Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 4/5 LG DVD DL/CD for Mac Pro 2008 April 14, 2017 Not too difficult to fit the new wiring. Instructions good but could be better - such as when removing the fan. Could mention about how the connection is made at the back of the fan and care needed when reinstalling, and the fact that the cover needs to be removed from the face of the drawer (it catches on the hinges for the flap).

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Reviewer: JamesHT Location: West Chicago, IL Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 LG 'Super-MultiDrive' March 12, 2017 Very good item, works great, fair price, fast delivery. Great installation instructions.

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Reviewer: LuckyCanuck Location: Canada Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Pleased October 2, 2016 Ordered from Canada and received in 10 days with no hassles from customs. Easy to install using instruction booklet, and it works perfectly on an early 2008 Mac Pro.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Bellingham, WA Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Works Great! June 19, 2016 The kit included all the necessary hardware to properly install the drive in my 2006 Mac Pro 1,1 and the drive works great! Of course the front tray bezel/tab needs to be removed and cables need to be connected but it was a breeze! Highly recommend if you need a new drive to replace the aging one in your Mac Pro!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Warszawa, Poland Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Nice choice January 21, 2016 My old Mac Pro has a new CD/DVD drive and feel good :) Good choice for it!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Colorado Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Outstanding product December 17, 2015 This unit is very well made, very fast and easy to install. It is much quieter than my original drive.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Yuma, AZ Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Perfect fit! October 2, 2015 Only took a few minutes to install thanks to perfect instructions and perfect product. Once more, OWC proved highly reliable and I couldn't be more satisfied! The burner works as advertised, fast and easy!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: burnaby Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Hobbiest Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 it works. September 27, 2015 Instruction differs from my Mac, but the device fits where they should be after a few rack swap.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Los Angeles Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Excellent, Super fast drive replacement for my MacPro July 24, 2015 This very affordable DVD / CD read / writer is an excellent replacement for the stock SuperDrive that died in my 2008 MacPro. It was a bit of work to install, due to Apple's engineering, not the drive or OWC's kit. However, it would have been MORE difficult if I had not purchased the drive and kit from OWC! My only minor complaint about this drive is that the tray does not extend enough to get past the MacPro's chassis so sliding disks in and out of the tray requires a little care.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: toronto, canada Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 new installation suggestion ... May 25, 2015 i got the sata dvd drive for my older 2006 mac pro. the original drive is ide. the installation guide suggests using the sata connections on the motherboard. unfortunately this is far from easy ... at best time consuming! i purchased a sata to ide converter for a dvd drive. cost $7.99 + shipping. job done in 5 minutes or less! (can be done by a 3 year old!) i believe the instructions forget to tell you to remove the door of the drive so the tray can exit the slot in the machine. (could be wrong, didn't see this!) (i knew to do this from previous DVD replacements) i suggest everyone follow this route! thanks. norman.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Philadelphia PA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Burner works perfectly! February 21, 2015 Great directions on the replacement burner!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Laguna Hills, CA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Works great! January 2, 2015 Received this drive in the mail. Instructions were extremely clear and easy to follow. Had this drive installed in less than 30 min. Works like a charm. I have had my Mac Pro since 2008 and it started to have some issues with the ATA DVDROM drive. Now it is running excellent again.

Would definitely recommend this drive to someone else.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Idaho Falls, ID Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Awesome and compatible drive September 30, 2014 We needed a replacement drive for our older Mac Pro, and this drive was perfect. OWC let us search based on specific model. Best part is, it came with detailed installation instruction specific for the model of Mac Pro we have. Great price, and shipped fast.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Harris, Outer Hebrides, UK. Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Excellent. August 5, 2014 Only comment, apart from very pleased with product and service. The cable supplied could not be fitted as advised ( use 90 degree end) due to SATA sockets being too close, reversed it, everything fine. Also needed info to remove tray front trim, got elsewhere, also OK. These are meant as helpful comments, not criticism! Very Well Pleased, Tony, UK

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous
Rating: 4/5 Be sure and remove bezel for Mac Pro installation July 31, 2014 Drive works as advertised. Great value for the price. But as another reviewer remarked, there's nothing in the installation manual about REMOVING THE BEZEL from the drive before installing. It won't open in the Mac Pro otherwise.

Removing the bezel is easy. Just use a paper clip to open the drive tray and the bezel will just pop off if you turn it the right way.

Include this simple instruction with the manual OWC and save your customers some time.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Soap Lake, WA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 SATA Optical Drive July 17, 2014 Although installing this drive was kind of tricky because of having to access the SATA ports (the other kind of drive is no longer available), OWC's installation manual was well written and illustrated. One issue though, was that the manual did not state that I had to remove the bezel from the front of the drive. But tech support was right there for me and the installation was successful.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: SoCal Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 The Way A Optical Drive Should Be! May 18, 2014 I have gone through several of this Mac "super-drives", and they always begin with not being able to burn DL DVDs, then selectively burning DVD Rs, and then eventually ending up as electronic debris for recycling…

THIS drive lets you kn ow in every way it works as a drive should: fast, efficient and with a string whirring sound of a drive in control of its burning destiny!! Highly Recommended!!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Livorno, ITALY Experience Level: IT Professional
Rating: 5/5 Quick, reliable, full compatible! July 3, 2013 I want to thank OWC for its support. I just received my new LG 'Super-MultiDrive' DVD DL/CD, SATA Internal Kit for 06-08 Mac. It is equipped with all cables and detailed manual to assemble it... and infact all went fine at first. Thank you OWC. Good job!

LG 24X Super-Multi Drive
Kit for 2006-2008 Mac Pro models
Mfr P/N: GH24NSB0B OWC SKU: LGEGH24NS95MP 5.25" Internal DVD/CD Writer. All cabling and printed instructions included for installing in any 2006, 2007, or 2008 Mac Pro. 1 Year Warranty Ships: Same Day Only $64.99OWC Price $29.99
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