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Martin Mc

Samsung Se-506

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Hi People,

I've just bought this drive and was hoping to use it to burn AVCHD files onto Blu-ray discs.

I'm running OSX 10.6.8 on a Mac and have downloaded the Roxio Toast HD/BD plug-in.

The Mac seems to recognise the drive, but 'Toast' only sees the built in Mac DVD drive.

I've tried on Toast to update the drive, but there only seems to be the option to add a network drive, which this external drive isn't.

Thinking that there would be a software/update for this drive I checked, but got the pop-up message:

 

>Toast Titanium 11.1 (1072) is currently the newest version available.

 

The software CD for the drive is basically for PC installation, so that wasn't any help.

Does anyone know how I can get this drive working with Toast?

Martin

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There shouldn't be any problem. Toast recognizes any drive that is recognized by the Mac as a disc-burning drive. If it is listed in the Disc burning section of the System Report then Toast should see it, too. When Toast is open and you click on Destination at the bottom of the Toast window, doesn't the other drive appear in the popup list?

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Hi Digital Guru and thanks for your reply,

It isn't listed in the disc burning section, I just get:

 

MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-846:

 

Firmware Revision: FB2U

Interconnect: ATAPI

Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipping Drive)

Cache: 2048 KB

Reads DVD: Yes

CD-Write: -R, -RW

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

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

Media: To show the available burn speeds, insert a disc and choose View > Refresh

 

I have read on several web pages that 10.6.8 recognises this burner, so why does it not appear for me I wonder?

 

Martin

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Do you have it directly connected to one of the Mac's USB ports or is it connected via a USB hub. If it is the latter, try it the other way. The only other thing I can think of is it needs to be powered on.

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No, its not that.

I have its funny double USB plug (one for power and one for data I guess) plugged into the back of my iMac.

The light on the writer blinks on when the Mac comes on too, so it isn't that.

Also if I put a DVD in the drive it comes up on the desktop as an external drive (rather than a CD icon) and again it doesn't come up in the disc burning section.

Doesn't come up as anything when a blank Blu-ray inserted.

M

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In its product description there is mention of an AV connectivity mode. Maybe it is in that mode. Sorry I can't think of anything else. Have you checked if a firmware update is available?

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Well its working now :)

 

In the end I shut down my Mac (I normally just let it sleep) and when I next started it up, it found the drive.

Its still rather flaky in use though and the CD that came with it is for PCs rather than Macs. I would say Mac users are an afterthought here.

 

Thank you for all your suggestions DG and have a good year!

 

Martin

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