UHD drives

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jonghotti
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Re: UHD drives

Post by jonghotti » Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:40 am

I’m available to flash drives that have gotten buggered up like this. Happy to do it for free if you can foot the bill for postage.

I’m curious to see a drive in this state.

This is not an offer, however,
to flash drives with unfriendly firmware recently purchased from a vendor other than myself.

Email alexcoluzzi32@gmail.com

Mistar Muffin
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Re: UHD drives

Post by Mistar Muffin » Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:07 pm

jonghotti wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:40 am
I’m available to flash drives that have gotten buggered up like this. Happy to do it for free if you can foot the bill for postage.

I’m curious to see a drive in this state.

This is not an offer, however,
to flash drives with unfriendly firmware recently purchased from a vendor other than myself.

Email alexcoluzzi32@gmail.com
Apparently I don't have permission to reply to PMs. I guess because I'm newly registered? Anyways I flashed 3.00 and rebooted and was able to read a UHD disc. I flashed 3.02 and rebooted and was able to still read the disc. Today I am no longer able to read the disc. I flashed back to 3.00 again and no change this time.

jonghotti
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Re: UHD drives

Post by jonghotti » Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:36 am

I would have flashed to 3.01 to start but that’s just a personal preference.
I’ve never heard of a flash not taking like that. Did you actually rip the disc after going to 3.02 or just pop a disc in and make sure it was recognized?
That’s the only thing I can think of.

I would go back to your orginal dump and mix that with clean 3.01 and flash that. Then when the flasher says done writing close the app, let the drive reboot then run the flasher again and make sure it’s reporting 3.01

As a rule I do not trust 3.02. It’s been proven that there are multiple builds out there with the same version number yet capable of either rendering your drive friendly or very unfriendly.

For that reason I’d stick with 3.01.

jonghotti
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Re: UHD drives

Post by jonghotti » Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:41 am

Mister Muffin did you see my PM? You just weren’t able to reply to it?
Sorry about that not sure what the rules are.

I can always be reached at alexcoluzzi32@gmail.com let’s talk about this issue.

dflagel
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Re: UHD drives

Post by dflagel » Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:53 am

jonghotti wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:56 pm
I just replied to your email sir.
I got the drive and it works great! Thanks for the fast response and great service!!

markm75
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Re: UHD drives

Post by markm75 » Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:58 pm

I've seen this drive mentioned in this thread, but its not clear to me if it "should" work..

I have the GGW-H20L drive.. unsure which firmware (dont think i ever updated it).. Does anyone else have this and know if it works.. when i put a disc in with makemkv it just sits there "scanning cd rom devices".

MartyMcNuts
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Re: UHD drives

Post by MartyMcNuts » Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:24 am

@markm75,

I'm pretty sure that drive won't work. I have one of them sitting on a shelf. I think it is from around 2010-2011. For UHD Friendliness, you need a drive from late 2015+

mhinagoya
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Re: UHD drives

Post by mhinagoya » Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:27 am

jonghotti wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:40 am
I’m available to flash drives that have gotten buggered up like this. Happy to do it for free if you can foot the bill for postage.

I’m curious to see a drive in this state.

This is not an offer, however,
to flash drives with unfriendly firmware recently purchased from a vendor other than myself.

Email alexcoluzzi32@gmail.com
Ladies and gents, I just bought a drive from jonghotti (Alex) and he got it to me in a couple of days. It works perfectly, as advertised. Alex is a stand up guy and when he makes an offer like this, I wouldn't hesitate to take him up on it.

Bill.

st4evr
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Re: UHD drives

Post by st4evr » Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:51 am

And to be clear, not just any drive 2015+. The list discussed in detail in this thread and several other places online exist for specific reasons. The drives need to meet these specific requirements to be able to read UHD BD discs/layers. Not all do.

jonghotti
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Re: UHD drives

Post by jonghotti » Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:10 am

Thanks Bill, it was my pleasure.

CJ32601@yahoo.com
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Re: UHD drives

Post by CJ32601@yahoo.com » Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:54 am

jonghotti wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:49 pm
Put ASUS BW-16D1HT version 3.01 on both and be done with it. Works like a charm.

Better yet buy one from me and skip the flashing!
Hey. Still have some drives for sale? I’m very interested in one.
- Chris

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Re: UHD drives

Post by jonghotti » Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:15 am

I emailed you buddy.

Anyone else need a drive I've got plenty in all shapes and sizes and prices. alexcoluzzi32@gmail.com

KaraokeAmerica
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Re: UHD drives

Post by KaraokeAmerica » Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:29 pm

st4evr wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:44 pm
KaraokeAmerica wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:44 pm
I think this is related to topic because it specifically involves drive capability.

I have an LG-WH14NS40 with the following info as per MakeMKV:

Drive Information
Manufacturer: HL-DT-ST
Product: BD-RE WH14NS40
Revision: 1.01
Serial number: K92E3OJ4053
Firmware date: 2113-04-04 23:25
Bus encryption flags: 17
Highest AACS version: 61

I have ripped UHD in this drive in the past. However, it suddenly stopped even recognizing UHD disks recently. It still works fine for DVD/Blu-Ray, but if I put in a UHD it simply slow flashes for a minute or so and never recognizes it. It's not just MakeMKV though. AnyDVD doesn't see the disk either and never even tries to scan it.

I have tried 3-4 different disks that will mount in a non-friendly drive right next to it in the same system or a different one, but of course I can't rip the disks in those drives.

Any ideas what could cause this? I have never updated firmware on this drive and like I said, it was working.

Thanks for any help!
A few people reporting this issue had to re-flash UHD Friendly firmware (the same version or one of the other versions) onto the same drive to "kick it" back into working.

This post will provide you with some options on how to do this:

https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... %3A#p67936
Hmmm.......I ordered the Asus drive discussed in this thread. I put in my system along with the LG that stopped working despite never touching the firmware. I have the same issue with that Asus: "no disc inserted in drive". Something else is going on here. Both drives work flawlessly with anything BUT a UHD. I can put a regular Blyu-Ray in either and they are great. These are BOTH supposed to be UHD Friendly drives:

ASUS BW-16D1HT 3.03
HL-DT-ST BD-REWH14NS40 1.01

I do keep my Win10 system up to date with patches. Is it possible somehow that Microsoft disabled this capability?

Billycar11
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Re: UHD drives

Post by Billycar11 » Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:04 pm

KaraokeAmerica wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:29 pm
st4evr wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:44 pm
KaraokeAmerica wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:44 pm
I think this is related to topic because it specifically involves drive capability.

I have an LG-WH14NS40 with the following info as per MakeMKV:

Drive Information
Manufacturer: HL-DT-ST
Product: BD-RE WH14NS40
Revision: 1.01
Serial number: K92E3OJ4053
Firmware date: 2113-04-04 23:25
Bus encryption flags: 17
Highest AACS version: 61

I have ripped UHD in this drive in the past. However, it suddenly stopped even recognizing UHD disks recently. It still works fine for DVD/Blu-Ray, but if I put in a UHD it simply slow flashes for a minute or so and never recognizes it. It's not just MakeMKV though. AnyDVD doesn't see the disk either and never even tries to scan it.

I have tried 3-4 different disks that will mount in a non-friendly drive right next to it in the same system or a different one, but of course I can't rip the disks in those drives.

Any ideas what could cause this? I have never updated firmware on this drive and like I said, it was working.
Thanks for any help!
A few people reporting this issue had to re-flash UHD Friendly firmware (the same version or one of the other versions) onto the same drive to "kick it" back into working.

This post will provide you with some options on how to do this:

https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... %3A#p67936
Hmmm.......I ordered the Asus drive discussed in this thread. I put in my system along with the LG that stopped working despite never touching the firmware. I have the same issue with that Asus: "no disc inserted in drive". Something else is going on here. Both drives work flawlessly with anything BUT a UHD. I can put a regular Blyu-Ray in either and they are great. These are BOTH supposed to be UHD Friendly drives:

ASUS BW-16D1HT 3.03
HL-DT-ST BD-REWH14NS40 1.01

I do keep my Win10 system up to date with patches. Is it possible somehow that Microsoft disabled this capability?
you didnt do enough research your asus needs firmware 3.02 or lower and your lg is to old needs to be 2015+
you can make the asus friendly with the guide here https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 16&t=17058
if you cant do it send it to me i downgrade them for $25
my email is Billycar5924@gmail.com

st4evr
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Re: UHD drives

Post by st4evr » Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:12 pm

KaraokeAmerica wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:29 pm
I do keep my Win10 system up to date with patches. Is it possible somehow that Microsoft disabled this capability?
In addition, no. Windows does not have anything to do with this. Skipping to the end of the thread does you no good. The very specific requirements to support UHD BDs have been discussed literally hundreds of times in this thread and in many other posts in this forum. And why brand new drives recently purchased straight from retailers will no longer work out-of-the-box.

And you have yet to clarify how old that WH14NS40 is. As Billy mentioned, if it's too old it will not work. It's one of the requirements.

Search function works.

https://www.makemkv.com/forum/search.ph ... =BW-16D1HT

https://www.makemkv.com/forum/search.ph ... s=WH14NS40

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