UHD drives

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met_fan
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Re: UHD drives

Post by met_fan » Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:21 pm

Just had a 16D1HT delivered on Friday that had a manufacture date of January 2017 and 3.00 firmware.

jfabianmedina
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Re: UHD drives

Post by jfabianmedina » Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:16 pm

met_fan wrote:Just had a 16D1HT delivered on Friday that had a manufacture date of January 2017 and 3.00 firmware.
I have the same drive and it works great!

Bibio
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Re: UHD drives

Post by Bibio » Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:07 pm

my new drive 16d1ht arrived to day with firmware 3.01

works a treat :-)

only trouble is that is only slightly faster than my lg 14 :-(

oohh well its only to be used for 4k backup and i'll continue to use the lg 14 for dvd/bluray backup.

i might just get another and put it away in the cupboard...

awesmdiver
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Re: UHD drives

Post by awesmdiver » Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:58 pm

Just out of curiosity where did you purchase your ASUS BW-16D1HT that came with 3.0 or 3.1 FW?

ridonkulous
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Re: UHD drives

Post by ridonkulous » Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:21 am

:( Hi this is a note for Teddy Raspin regarding the LG BE16NU50. Just ordered and received it here in OZ from Germany and to my dismay the ROM version is 1.02. I chose it as it's an external drive that will run on my Mac with a usb but it seems from previous posts that even without taking it out of the wrapping it's not going to do the job launching UHD disks. Are you able to provide a guide for me to downgrade this to 1.01 with my desktop Mac via the usb?

Skopin
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Re: UHD drives

Post by Skopin » Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:37 pm

Hey everyone,

I just got a BW-16D1HT today, with firmware 3.02. I thought that was going to work, but when I inserted my Independence Day UHD disc, it just spun for a few seconds, then said no disc. Any suggestions?

met_fan
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Re: UHD drives

Post by met_fan » Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:00 pm

awesmdiver wrote:Just out of curiosity where did you purchase your ASUS BW-16D1HT that came with 3.0 or 3.1 FW?
Amazon

ziggyspider
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Re: UHD drives

Post by ziggyspider » Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:40 am

Please help me choose a Drive, I'm on a MacBook Pro, I mostly want rip my CD/DVD and now BluRay collection (mostly normal blurays, not 4k discs but well are welcome), burn? I doubt that I burn... maybe some discs but mostly I need for rip not burn. This drive is an overkill for my needs?

Enclosure vs Ready to use:

1. BW-16D1HT https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DW ... _qh_dp_hza
plus this enclosure Vantec NST-536S3-BK https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MR ... 0DER&psc=1

OR

2. Buy the ready external BW-16D1X-U https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071VP89X1/re ... B00DWFPDJI

as far I read both drives are the same but one is ready and other needs and enclosure or used in a desktop case of course.

In some way I like the idea of an enclosure if I need in the future replace the drive... but I don't know if trust in that enclosure,
in the other hand I hope not replace the drive in years and the BW-16D1X-U not need an enclosure and is ready to use.

help choose please!!!
thanks!!!

josephmyates
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Re: UHD drives

Post by josephmyates » Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:27 am

met_fan wrote:
awesmdiver wrote:Just out of curiosity where did you purchase your ASUS BW-16D1HT that came with 3.0 or 3.1 FW?
Amazon
Was just now checking Amazon - and only third party vendors are selling this model - Which of these vendors did you purchase from?

xenphor
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Re: UHD drives

Post by xenphor » Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:40 pm

So using a vantec NST-536S3-BK enclosure along with the Asus BW-16D1HT is known to work? The only problem might be that you can't downgrade the firmware if you hook it up externally? I could plug it internally if I have to but I have a mini itx case with no drive bays so I wouldn't want to keep it like that.

I was thinking of getting the drive from Fry's because maybe it would have a better chance of being on a lower firmware, but could it be too low?

piper28
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Re: UHD drives

Post by piper28 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:47 pm

New LG WH16NS40 drive purchased from Amazon, came with manufacturing date of Jan 2018, and FW 1.03.

So, if I follow things correctly, I need to follow the directions in this thread to do a downgrade to 1.02?

babgvant
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Re: UHD drives

Post by babgvant » Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:35 pm

TeddyRaspin wrote:Try this. Run the exe and select the firmware bin file (ASUS 3.02). :wink:
Don't suppose this will work on a WH16NS40/NS50?

If not, is the dosflash thing the way to go?

B17NNS
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Re: UHD drives

Post by B17NNS » Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:46 pm

Hi, new to the forums but not makemkv.

I've started to build up a collection of 4K discs that I'd like to rip and store on my NAS.

I'm using a Mac Mini so I'll be needing an external USB drive.

What can I buy currently that will work out of the box?

Thanks in advance :)

st4evr
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Re: UHD drives

Post by st4evr » Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:02 pm

B17NNS wrote:Hi, new to the forums but not makemkv.

I've started to build up a collection of 4K discs that I'd like to rip and store on my NAS.

I'm using a Mac Mini so I'll be needing an external USB drive.

What can I buy currently that will work out of the box?

Thanks in advance :)
There are a select few drives that can rip UHD disks and certain specific and IMPORTANT requirements have to be met. This is discussed in detail in the original post in this thread as well as several other discussions across the web.

Examples:

https://www.myce.com/news/the-ultimate- ... ive-83254/

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

As it's discussed in the posts above yours, you either have to buy a UHD friendly external drive from the list or buy an internal drive and then an enclosure.

babgvant
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Re: UHD drives

Post by babgvant » Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:46 am

babgvant wrote:
TeddyRaspin wrote:Try this. Run the exe and select the firmware bin file (ASUS 3.02). :wink:
Don't suppose this will work on a WH16NS40/NS50?

If not, is the dosflash thing the way to go?
Ended up doing the dosflash while waiting for my post to get approved :).

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