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I reworked the old driver of me and now it works on AHCI.

You need to edit the Info.plist as follows:
Open IORegistryExplorer.
Open Info.plist inside kext.
Look up your SATA controller and look under IOAHCISerialATAPI.
Copy the model data.
Paste it into the plist under AHCI ID injection instead of:
TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-222BB
One level lower in IORegistryExplorer you have IOSCSIPeripheralDeviceNub, look under it.
Copy the Vendor Identification and paste it instead of:
TSSTcorp
Copy the Product Identification and paste it instead of:
CDDVDW SH-222BB
Save the plist and install the driver.

Enjoy ;)

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Thanks for this Andy. When I upgraded to a motherboard without IDE I had to replace my trusty old Pioneer DVR-111D and the drive I got (DVR-219L) wasn't detected as a SuperDrive. I tried to find some way to inject the model but couldn't find where OS X stores its list of SuperDrive models.

With a few extra edits I've now renamed it to a DVR-117D and it shows up as a SuperDrive :)

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Thanks, Andy. I've applied your kext and made my Sony DRU-880S recognized as HL-DT-ST DVD-RW GH41N, which are used in Mac Pros.
Could you tell me what's the benefit to make it recognized as SuperDrive?

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Thanks, Andy. I've applied your kext and made my Sony DRU-880S recognized as HL-DT-ST DVD-RW GH41N, which are used in Mac Pros.
Could you tell me what's the benefit to make it recognized as SuperDrive?

That it's recognized as Apple drive.
In Tiger times this was needed for burning, etc.
There is some advantages now too.
The drive seems to work a little better.





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