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HL-DT-ST BD-RE  WH10LS30 will not read or write blue ray disks

2160 Views 10 Replies Latest reply: Apr 13, 2012 6:52 PM by MaxxFordham RSS
justinfromspring arbor Calculating status...
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Aug 9, 2011 1:11 PM

Here is the info I upgraded to lion and still does not there a driver or firmware available....I got this model because it was mac compatible






  Firmware Revision:          1.00

  Interconnect:          ATAPI

  Burn Support:          Yes (Generic Drive Support)

  Profile Path:          None

  Cache:          4096 KB

  Reads DVD:          Yes

  CD-Write:          -R, -RW

  DVD-Write:          -R, -R DL, -RAM, -RW, +R, +R DL, +RW

  BD-Write:          -R, -RE

  Write Strategies:          CD-TAO, CD-SAO, CD-Raw, DVD-DAO


  Type:          DVD+R

  ID:          SONY D21

  Blank:          Yes

  Erasable:          No

  Overwritable:          Yes

  Appendable:          Yes

  Write Speeds:          8x, 12x, 16x






  Model Name:          Mac Pro

  Model Identifier:          MacPro1,1

  Processor Name:          Dual-Core Intel Xeon

  Processor Speed:          2.66 GHz

  Number of Processors:          2

  Total Number of Cores:          4

  L2 Cache (per Processor):          4 MB

  Memory:          9 GB

  Bus Speed:          1.33 GHz

  Boot ROM Version:          MP11.005C.B08

  SMC Version (system):          1.7f10

  Serial Number (system):          YM6324UDUQ2

  Hardware UUID:          00000000-0000-1000-8000-0017F2012A28

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7)
  • Johnb-one Level 3 Level 3 (675 points)

    afaik, Justin-you'll have to get a copy of Toast. Mac's do not, what from I've been told, support BluRay natively (boooooh !  sissss!) and that probably includes burning stuff from the Finder and playing BluRay dvd's (darn shame though, but there doesn't seem to be a darn thing we can do about it....)


    there you go


    John B

  • jason kessel Calculating status...

    I have this drive installed in my Mac Pro. It had been working flawlessly until I installed Lion. Now I get nothing but "I/O errors" in Parallels and "Connaction Unstable" in Toast 11. End result is one dollar coasters. Anyone out there got any ideas?

  • Johnb-one Level 3 Level 3 (675 points)

    okay, Jason K. here's an idea-I got this from someone else who put a BluRay Pioneer drive in his Mac pro, and had problems in Lion.  See if you can find a Firmware update for it (probably a windows version ) run that, and it may help you.....


    JOhn B

  • jason kessel Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)

    Thank you for the reply. Unfotunately, I have determined that since it's also having problems reading Blu-ray movie discs now, the drive is hosed. It wont read or burn. My clue was when it has issues in Windows (via Parallels) too. I also found out that this drive is an OEM drive and LG offers zero support for their OEM products. Not even firmware! Version 1.0 is as far as they go. Plus, it literally died exactly one year to the date of when I purchased it. Although, it doesnt seem like LG has any kind of a warranty for OEM drives anyway. I'll never buy another LG product (dont get me started on my LG phone). Ironically, my old Pioneer DVD burner that used to be in my old G4 (and is now in my Mac Pro) is still working like a charm. So, the fact that this happened after I installed Lion seems to be coincidental.

  • MaxxFordham Calculating status...

    Quoting JohnB-One: "Mac's do not, what from I've been told..."


    Actually, there isn't any situation in which "Mac's" do not supprot Blu-ray natively. However, maybe Macs don't support them natively.

  • jason kessel Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)

    First off, I'm happy to report my Blu-ray drive is working fine. I simply had to reseat the SATA cable. Sorry for not updating my original post. Second of all, Macs DO support Blu-ray. There are many software apps that can play Blu-ray movies. I prefer VLC.

  • MaxxFordham Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Actually, NOT all Macs do support Blu-ray! Not all Macs support DVD. Not all Macs even support CDs. Not all Macs even have a hard disk!


    But congratulations on getting your Blu-ray drive working now.

  • jason kessel Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)

    Oh for Pete sake. Talk about nitpicking! I didn't say *ALL* Macs. And yeah, obviously there are factors like needing an actual optical drive to begin with. Plus, the right software for movie-playback and/or burning. But, if you have a modern Mac with the right drive and software, you can have DVD/CD/BD working no problem.

  • MaxxFordham Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Oh for hel's sake, jason.


    Whow, someone's a little quick to respond, aren't ya? What are you doing: just sitting there by your phone waiting for it to ring? Looks like the nitpicker here is you! You're picking--incorrectly--on someone who happens to be correctly stating what you've just said. I quote: "Second of all, Macs DO support Blu-ray." Yes, you said that. Scroll up and look! DUH!


    If you want to make an exclusive statement about something, then try doing it right sometime.

  • MaxxFordham Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Oh, crap, Jason, how come I can't edit it any more?


    Sorry, I misread!


    "Second of all, Macs DO support Blu-ray." When I first read it, I got the "all" misplaced! For that to have been "all Macs support...," there would have to be TWO "all"s there! It would have to say "Second of all, all Macs do support Blu-ray."




    So what I would do now, if I could edit those now (what's with the stupid time limit on editing?) is just delete the first one and then state in the second one nothing more than this explanation that I had misread what you wrote the first time.


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