External Blu-ray Drives via E-SATA not recognized

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kfreeb
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External Blu-ray Drives via E-SATA not recognized

Post by kfreeb » Thu Oct 14, 2010 5:07 pm

I use an internal LG E-SATA blu-ray drive, (model WH10LS30) connected via a Weibetech Super Drive dock, (externally.) I can get the drive to be recognized through the Weibetech Super Drive Dock, when using the docks firewire connector, but not when I use the dock's E-SATA port via the interanl E-SATA card in my Mac. I can connect any E-SATA hard drive via the dock's E-SATA port and they all can be mounted.

My Macintosh is Pro Mac 3Ghz / quad core.

Would anyone know why this limitation is happening?
Mac Pro 3.33GHz Intel Xeon 12 core (mid 2012)
64GB Memory
Mac OS X 10.12.6
Internal Blu-ray drive: BD-RE WH14NS40
MakeMKV v1.15.1

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Re: External Blu-ray Drives via E-SATA not recognized

Post by mike admin » Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:56 am

Do you see the drive in finder? Please enable debug log per http://www.makemkv.com/faq/item/8 and post the output here.

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Re: External Blu-ray Drives via E-SATA not recognized

Post by kfreeb » Sat Jan 15, 2011 11:02 pm

Hi Mike

Sorry for not getting back to you on this, totally forgot that I had posted it.

When the drive is connected via the Wiebetech Ultra Drive Dock interface, the BD drive is not seen, no disk will mount.

If I connect an hard drive to the same Wiebetech Ultra Drive Dock interface, (same ESATA cable) the hard drive is seen and mounts.

Being that the drive is not seen and the disk will not mount in the finder, using the debug mode is a moot point, (isn't it?)

I've been using it via the firewire interface due to this limitation. Just wonder what would prevent ESATA from recognizing the BD drive.
Mac Pro 3.33GHz Intel Xeon 12 core (mid 2012)
64GB Memory
Mac OS X 10.12.6
Internal Blu-ray drive: BD-RE WH14NS40
MakeMKV v1.15.1

kfreeb
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Re: External Blu-ray Drives via E-SATA not recognized

Post by kfreeb » Wed May 02, 2012 12:09 am

Just an update on this post.

The wiebetech drive dock does not pass through proper communication between and optical drive and computer, via the eSATA connector on the Wiebetech Drive Dock, so firewire is the only thing on a drive dock that will work with connecting and internal blu-ray drive externally.

However! I just installed that same blu-ray drive inside my Mac Pro, via the internal logic board eSATA ports and it work flawlessly.

If you want to know how to use the internal eSATA ports on the logic board, for use with an internal optical drive, here's a link to what I did. Go to the second post down the page: http://www.makemkv.com/forum2/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=4898
Mac Pro 3.33GHz Intel Xeon 12 core (mid 2012)
64GB Memory
Mac OS X 10.12.6
Internal Blu-ray drive: BD-RE WH14NS40
MakeMKV v1.15.1

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