M1 MBP will not mount external optical drive (ASUS)

Created at: 2021-03-26 20:33:40
Questioner General

working solution:

I connected the ASUS DVD Drive (SDRW-08U9M-U) with an other cable with 2 USB-A connecters to a not powered USB HUB wich is connected via USB-C cable to the M1 Macbook air.



The DVD Drive was not recognised with the original ASUS cable with the USB-C connector.

Answer #1:

By: Austin Crooks

working solution:

I connected the ASUS DVD Drive (SDRW-08U9M-U) with an other cable with 2 USB-A connecters to a not powered USB HUB wich is connected via USB-C cable to the M1 Macbook air.



The DVD Drive was not recognised with the original ASUS cable with the USB-C connector.

Answer #2:

By: Alvah Gutkowski

anton-f wrote:


working solution:
I connected the ASUS DVD Drive (SDRW-08U9M-U) with an other cable with 2 USB-A connecters to a not powered USB HUB wich is connected via USB-C cable to the M1 Macbook air.


The DVD Drive was not recognised with the original ASUS cable with the USB-C connector.



Try a more direct connection to the Mac ie no hub



USB-C to USB Adapter - Apple







If in doubt I would contact ASUS for Support/Help/FAQ/known issues/ compatiblity

https://www.asus.com/support/





Answer #3:

By: Abdul Zulauf

anton-f wrote:


working solution:
I connected the ASUS DVD Drive (SDRW-08U9M-U) with an other cable with 2 USB-A connecters to a not powered USB HUB wich is connected via USB-C cable to the M1 Macbook air.


The DVD Drive was not recognised with the original ASUS cable with the USB-C connector.



Try a more direct connection to the Mac ie no hub



USB-C to USB Adapter - Apple







If in doubt I would contact ASUS for Support/Help/FAQ/known issues/ compatiblity

https://www.asus.com/support/