BDR-208M issue: won't even show up!



Hi all,

I’m running a 2010 Mac Mini with 2.40 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, 8GB RAM bootcamped into 32-bit Windows 7 Ultimate Edition. I recently ordered a Pioneer BDR-208MBK after extensive searching through this forum as well as others (though mostly this one!) with a Vantec USB 2 to SATA adapter to plug it in and use as an external drive. I set it up, however, and nothing shows up! I looked under “My Computer” and don’t even see the drive, even when I put a DVD in it. I hear the drive boot up and the disc spin and then…nothing. Is there something I’m missing? Do I need to be running some software to even access the drive?

Furthermore, I was under the impression that I would be able to access the drive on the Mac OS side of my computer. Is that not the case either (as I’ve gotten the same result there too)?



UPDATE: I’ve also checked Device Manager. Not there either.


sigh Turns out it totally was user error. I had a loose cable.