macOS 13.2 does not support Pioneer USB Blu-rays


We all know that Macs don’t have a built-in CD/DVD/Blu-ray drive. A problem that has a very simple solution: you connect an external unit through the USB port and that’s it. And some of the most common models are the optical readers of pioneer.

Well now it turns out that after updating our Macs to the latest version of macOS Ventura 13.2 released last week, external optical drives from that manufacturer are no longer recognized by the Mac. We still don’t know if this is a macOS “bug”, or there is some reason behind this sudden “incompatibility”.

Last week, among many other updates from Apple, macOS Ventura 13.2 was also released for all supported Macs. So far, one more new update to macOS Ventura 13.

The problem was detected days later when users of a Mac updated to this new version of macOS and with an external USB drive from CD/DVD/Blu-ray from the Pioneer firm, have been able to verify that said optical drive was no longer recognized by the Mac. A real annoyance for these users, without a doubt, if they work daily with said optical media.

The optical drive manufacturer, Pioneer, has already acknowledged such a problem on its product web page. At the moment there is no solution to the error, and advises all users of such devices not to update their Macs to macOS Ventura 13.2. A bad solution since when you search the internet for said problem, it is because you have already updated your computer.

Apple, for its part, has not yet been pronounced. So most likely it is a “bug” that has crept into the new version of macOS Ventura.

If so, we have no doubt that Cupertino will take action on the matter and quickly correct the error with a small update. When Apple posts a response about such incompatibility, we will report it.

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