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rui-no-onna
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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Guide Updated 2019

Post by rui-no-onna » Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:07 pm

hite78 wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:06 am
When you mention LG WH14NS40 (flashed to NS60 1.00 DE). Would DE_LG WH16NS60_1.00.bin be the same file for downgrading? Because I have the LG WH14NS40 and not the LG WH16NS60.
Yep, that's what I used.

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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Guide Updated 2019

Post by hite78 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:42 am

Thanks. Oddly. I first flashed 1.03 and was stuck at 100% and thought it didn’t work. Loaded up MAkeMKV and firmware confirms 1.03. Then did the downgrade to NS60 1.00 DE. I wonder if I could have just cross flashed from the original drives FW 1.04 to NS60 1.00 DE.

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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Guide Updated 2019

Post by popyMKV » Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:02 pm

Hey guys.

Thx a lot for your efforts on this.
I want to backup my UHD blu rays and play it on my UHD TV.
So i think an UHD friendly drive is the way to go.

I have read the articles and now want to get an "Asus BW-16D1HT" (90DD0200-B28000) from amazon.de and flash it with 3.10MK "ASUS-BW-16D1HT-3.10-WM01601-211901041014.bin".

So here are my "noob" questions (please dont blame me because i am new to this UHD friendly thing 8) just rocking my 10 year old BD-RE GGW-H20L :D here):

Is it as simple as that?
Are there any drives of the "Asus BW-16D1HT" out there which can't run or be flashed to the 3.10 MK firmware?
Are the backed up UHD discs also decrypted by MakeMKV so i can store it on my NAS and play it on my UHD TV?

Thanks a lot

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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Guide Updated 2019

Post by MartyMcNuts » Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:50 pm

popyMKV wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:02 pm
Hey guys.

Thx a lot for your efforts on this.
I want to backup my UHD blu rays and play it on my UHD TV.
So i think an UHD friendly drive is the way to go.

I have read the articles and now want to get an "Asus BW-16D1HT" (90DD0200-B28000) from amazon.de and flash it with 3.10MK "ASUS-BW-16D1HT-3.10-WM01601-211901041014.bin".

So here are my "noob" questions (please dont blame me because i am new to this UHD friendly thing 8) just rocking my 10 year old BD-RE GGW-H20L :D here):

Is it as simple as that?
Are there any drives of the "Asus BW-16D1HT" out there which can't run or be flashed to the 3.10 MK firmware?
Are the backed up UHD discs also decrypted by MakeMKV so i can store it on my NAS and play it on my UHD TV?

Thanks a lot
1. Yes, that simple.

2. As long as the ASUS BW-16D1HT drive you get is newer than Late 2015 and comes with firmware 3.xx you should be good to go!

3. I assume you are talking MKV file and not folder back-up. If so, the backup will be decrypted in MakeMKV so long as the VUK is available. For folder back-up, it will be decrypted as long as the "decrypt" checkbox is checked and the VUK is available.

Cheers
Cheers :D
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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Guide Updated 2019

Post by popyMKV » Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:27 am

MartyMcNuts wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:50 pm
popyMKV wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:02 pm
Hey guys.

Thx a lot for your efforts on this.
I want to backup my UHD blu rays and play it on my UHD TV.
So i think an UHD friendly drive is the way to go.

I have read the articles and now want to get an "Asus BW-16D1HT" (90DD0200-B28000) from amazon.de and flash it with 3.10MK "ASUS-BW-16D1HT-3.10-WM01601-211901041014.bin".

So here are my "noob" questions (please dont blame me because i am new to this UHD friendly thing 8) just rocking my 10 year old BD-RE GGW-H20L :D here):

Is it as simple as that?
Are there any drives of the "Asus BW-16D1HT" out there which can't run or be flashed to the 3.10 MK firmware?
Are the backed up UHD discs also decrypted by MakeMKV so i can store it on my NAS and play it on my UHD TV?

Thanks a lot
1. Yes, that simple.

2. As long as the ASUS BW-16D1HT drive you get is newer than Late 2015 and comes with firmware 3.xx you should be good to go!

3. I assume you are talking MKV file and not folder back-up. If so, the backup will be decrypted in MakeMKV so long as the VUK is available. For folder back-up, it will be decrypted as long as the "decrypt" checkbox is checked and the VUK is available.

Cheers
thx a lot, for the detailed answers.
Will try that.

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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Guide Updated 2019

Post by Dazr1971 » Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:26 am

Hi everyone been following now for a couple of weeks learning , this is my first post so be kind
I decided to get ASUS BW-16D1HT I'm in the uk got from Am___n came with 3.10 firmware also got the
OWC Mercury Pro External Blue-Ray Enclosure DVD/CD-RW Drive - OWCMR3UKIT - Stainless Steel
Flashed in with 3.10 mk worked no problems . Copied bohemian rhapsody burn on to Verbatim 43811 25GB 6x BD-R SL played in my uhd samsung dvd player no problems , well please I would like to thank everyone on here for the great work that's been done

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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Guide Updated 2019

Post by SKORPI0 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:25 pm

Bought a HL-Data Storage BH50N with 1.01 with marking KCC-REM-LG-DBMH16NS40, manufactured May 2018 from eBay for $50.00+free shipping.
It wouldn't read a UHD disc at this point. Compared the internals with my LG WH16NS40 1.01 and both have the Mediatek MT1959HWDN chip.

Successfully flashed it to a BH16NS40 1.02 using the BH14NS40_N1.00-A4-patched.exe, and the DE_flash_HL-DT-ST_BD-RE_BH16NS40_1.02_NS50.bin firmware.
It now reads a UHD disc :D

I wasn't able to get/download the BH50N 1.01 firmware from the optical drive itself. :(

Photos - Left - LG WH16NS40 - Right - H-L Data Storage BH50N
then WH16NS40 and BH50 boards.
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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Guide Updated 2019

Post by SKORPI0 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:35 pm

Pic of BH50N 1.01 label, not from the actual one I got.
Screenshot of H-L Data Storage BH50N 1.01 to BH16NS40 1.02 reading a UHD disc - Spider-Man Far From Home. :D
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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Guide Updated 2019

Post by Smiggy » Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:36 pm

Hello.

I am new here.

I am hoping someone can help me.

If I buy an ordinary UHD drive and meet all the basic requirements to play my UHD or 4K movies, can I also use the MakeMKV to RIP the discs?

Thank you.

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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Guide Updated 2019

Post by st4evr » Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:09 pm

Smiggy wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:36 pm
Hello.

I am new here.

I am hoping someone can help me.

If I buy an ordinary UHD drive and meet all the basic requirements to play my UHD or 4K movies, can I also use the MakeMKV to RIP the discs?

Thank you.
Not all drives can rip UHD BDs. That is the whole point of this very thread/post. To provide information on which drives are compatible and/or what you need to do with those drives (e.g. flash firmware) to make them compatible for UHD ripping.

You need to do your part and read the first post. We can't do this part for you. Instead of just jumping to the last page to post. The first post literally provides the information you need alongside step-by-step guides on what to do.

If you believe that this is all far beyond your tech understanding, the first post also provides links to members who offer services that will do all this for you and provide ready to go drives.

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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Guide Updated 2019

Post by Smiggy » Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:32 am

st4evr wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:09 pm
Smiggy wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:36 pm
Hello.

I am new here.

I am hoping someone can help me.

If I buy an ordinary UHD drive and meet all the basic requirements to play my UHD or 4K movies, can I also use the MakeMKV to RIP the discs?

Thank you.
Not all drives can rip UHD BDs. That is the whole point of this very thread/post. To provide information on which drives are compatible and/or what you need to do with those drives (e.g. flash firmware) to make them compatible for UHD ripping.

You need to do your part and read the first post. We can't do this part for you. Instead of just jumping to the last page to post. The first post literally provides the information you need alongside step-by-step guides on what to do.

If you believe that this is all far beyond your tech understanding, the first post also provides links to members who offer services that will do all this for you and provide ready to go drives.
Hi,

Thank you for the response.

I do apologise. The reason why I didn't read much of the first post is because I intended to purchase an actual UHD drive, not a friendly version. I just assumed if it was possible to play and rip out of box without having to do any of that flashing malarkey. I wished to clarify by posting in this thread.

I think it's a good idea if I purchase one from one of the guys. I've e-mailed Alex.

Thanks again.

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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Guide Updated 2019

Post by popyMKV » Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:53 pm

Want to say thanks!
Bougth an ASUS BW-16D1HT, flashed the 3.10 MK firmware and finally i can backup my UHD discs.

Thanks a lot

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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Guide Updated 2019

Post by bluepill193 » Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:31 am

Hi guys!
I'm using the Asus BW-161HT on my iMac, and was on fw 3.10. I have problems ripping many of my UHDs, maybe successful only in around 50% of cases. For example, none of the Marvel Avengers/captain America discs could be ripped, the error is usually the IPC error.
So I tried to change fw to 3.01, still no luck. Then I tried 3.02. This time I think my drive got bricked. Cant read anything including regular blurays.

Any way to salvage the drive?

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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Guide Updated 2019

Post by troyBORG » Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:00 am

Billycar11 wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 5:20 am
LG WH16NS40, UHD Friendly Internal 5.25
I made the mistake of flashing my Firmware to 1.03 a few years ago. I've found the "LG crossflash NS50_firmware_pack_with_patched_flasher" do I just flash it to 1.02?
Image

I'm running Linux, and I can't seem to get it to run.
But I noticed it talks about the LibreDrive thing.
Image
When I start to RIP it says:
LibreDrive firmware support is not yet available for this drive (id=76CF63BADB03)

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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Guide Updated 2019

Post by MartyMcNuts » Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:18 am

troyBORG wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:00 am
Billycar11 wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 5:20 am
LG WH16NS40, UHD Friendly Internal 5.25
I made the mistake of flashing my Firmware to 1.03 a few years ago. I've found the "LG crossflash NS50_firmware_pack_with_patched_flasher" do I just flash it to 1.02?
Image

I'm running Linux, and I can't seem to get it to run.
But I noticed it talks about the LibreDrive thing.
Image
When I start to RIP it says:
LibreDrive firmware support is not yet available for this drive (id=76CF63BADB03)
You can only flash the drive if it is newer than late 2015 and has the NS50 service code on the drive label. If neither of these are true, then do not flash it.
Cheers :D
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