My son has replaced his PC with a Mac Mini and it does not recognised an attached Lacie firewire DVD drive. I shows up in the system information, but when you put a disc in nothing happens. Any help would be appreciated
The Mac Mini is one of the later ones without a CD Drive built in. The DVD Drive works on my laptop and on an old PPc iMac but not on the mini. When you go to about this Mac and click on System report and click on disc burning the drive shows up, but when you put a blank CD or DVD in the information about the drive disappears from the disc burning section, but still shows on the Firewire section. I wonder if Apple has disabled the recognition of burning on this machine
I wonder if Apple has disabled the recognition of burning on this machine
That's unlikely since Apple still offers an external drive themselves. What's more likely is the DVD Writer drivers the Lacie drive needs is no longer supported. Have you checked with Lacie to see if the firewire DVD drive is still supported by the version of Mac OS X you are using?