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Hackintosh only recognizes one DVD Drive?

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I have 2 Sony Optiarc DVD Drives (Same exact thing) but my Hackintosh only recognizes one for some reason.. Is there any way to fix this? The drive opens and everything but it doesn't read it.. Both work perfectly on windows so the problem is definitely with OS X.. Thanks in advance - Eric

--I did all of that..the drives are both functional and everything but my mac won't read the 2nd drive.

Motherboard is Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3

Thank you
 
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Tried googling nothing showed.
Mac Pros can be ordered with two dvds.
Check About This Mac hardware section.
Try swapping SATA ports.
Are both drives on same type of port ?
Some boards have two colors for ports even if they are the same speed.
The colors usually mean they have two different types of interface/ controller and or speeds.
Check your bios settings for drives.
I have never used jumpers on SATA drives, but funny thing pins are there.

Looked in Apple support communities there were instructions on how to burn two dvds at once.
So Macs do support two dvds.

Put two cd/dvd in drives and check disk utility see if they mount.
In Finder set preferences to show dvd/cd on desktop. ( this can also be done for sidebar )
Then click drive you want,then do eject/open put disk in and close.

I have had some real macs that got finicky about open/shutting/seeing drives. (G4 mirror drive comes to mind)
I always left a blank disk in drive to avoid this.

You need to tell people what your board is also.
 
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Did you ever find a solution for this problem, I am having the same issue?
 
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