ASUS BW-12B1ST

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muels7
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ASUS BW-12B1ST

Post by muels7 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:26 am

So I have been using makemkv for a while now. Today I bought my first UHD disc and decided to look into ripping it with makemkv. I found that my drive(ASUS BW-12B1ST) is on the UHD friendly list. However I can't get it to recognize that the UHD disc is in the drive. I am at firmware 1.03 if that make a difference. I can't find any posts about this drive except that it is in the friendly list. Does anyone know if the firmware is the issue with this drive and what version I should be at?

st4evr
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Re: ASUS BW-12B1ST

Post by st4evr » Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:45 am

It has been previously confirmed that your drive is NOT friendly after all. Listed as friendly incorrectly in a few places. I believe including this forum on a few lists here.

Read this:

https://club.myce.com/t/the-ultimate-ul ... /399725/15

You need the newer model of the drive which is:

Asus BC-12D2HT

With the CORRECT CLEAN firmware. NOT any version that has been patched up by Asus. For this drive I believe it's 3.00.

The Asus Firmware with the loophole is version 3. (e.g. 3.00 , 3.01, 3.02, etc). Depending on the drive model and manufactured date newer revisions of 3.02 have been patched and 3.03 is completely patched.

Asus drives with Firmware version 1 (e.g. 1.00 , 1.01, etc) are too OLD and pre-loophole. They do not have the hardware to do this.

EDIT: People have been having a hard time finding BC-12D2HT with the proper firmware. You are better off buying one of the other more popular models that are UHD Friendly. There are forum members who are assisting with flashing/purchases of these drives in clearly marked posts which could also assist you in this.
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muels7
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Re: ASUS BW-12B1ST

Post by muels7 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:00 am

Well that is disappointing. I have had this drive for about 6 years, maybe more, so its no big deal. I just saw on one of the other UHD posts that my drive was listed. Guess not. Will have to see if I can find one of the models that is affordable.

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