3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 24, 2013 10:08 AM by markorozco
Artimusca Level 1 Level 1

Why will my new superdrive not work with my MAC PRO server running Mountain Lion?

Mac Pro, iOS 6.0.2
  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10

    Welcome to the Apple Support Communities


    If you bought the Apple USB SuperDrive, see this page to make it work with the Mac Pro > http://www.tuaw.com/2012/04/02/use-the-macbook-air-superdrive-with-any-almost-ma c/


    You must do that because the Apple USB SuperDrive is set up to work only with Macs that didn't come with a SuperDrive, and the Mac Pro includes the SuperDrive

  • markorozco Level 1 Level 1

    Been a few weeks since the reply but just in case people are still wondering, I used a similar site to find out how to make it work but with easier instructions.


    I just purchased an Apple USB Superdrive tonite, performed the following task and it works just fine, reads data and works with Apple DVD Player, eject functions work properly.


    My computer is a 2006 1st gen Mac Pro 2x3.0ghz quad-core intel xeon running Snow Leopard 10.6.8


    Do the following:


    Open Terminal and paste this:


    sudo pico /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist


    Then press return


    Then paste this:


    <?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?>
    <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC “-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN” “http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd”>
    <plist version=”1.0″>
    <key>Kernel Flags</key>


    Then press Control-X, press Y, press enter to save it.


    Restart your computer


    It works


    Hope this helps someone make the jump, my Mac Pro internal superdrive wouldnt open anymore but I was scared to do it.



  • markorozco Level 1 Level 1

    I was corrected in another post. I do have the drive connected to a powered usb hub. It will not work with a regular usb port from the computer itself.