Are my drives supported?

Discussion of LibreDrive mode, compatible drives and firmwares
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aan3kk
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Are my drives supported?

Post by aan3kk » Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:27 am

Hello everyone,

I have these two drives and would like to know if they're supported.

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Drive Information
OS device name: E:
Manufacturer: PLEXTOR
Product: BD-R PX-B920SA
Revision: 1.03
Serial number: K158C3E4604
Firmware date: 2009-01-16 12:34:56
Highest AACS version: 31

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Drive Information
OS device name: E:
Manufacturer: MATSHITA
Product: BD-MLT UJ272
Revision: 1.02
Serial number: WQ94 820938
Bus encryption flags: 1B
Highest AACS version: 31
Since the Plextor drive is really old (but still rocking) I think I'd prefer the Matshita drive being supported.

Thank you very much! :)

flashback8
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Re: Are my drives supported?

Post by flashback8 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:58 pm

Insert a couple of Blu-Rays and find out for yourself. :) If it's supported, the info will come up eventually. For my Buffalo BRUHD-PU3 (BU10 firmware), LibreDrive didn't kick in for the first disc for some reason but did on the second.

aan3kk
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Re: Are my drives supported?

Post by aan3kk » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:40 pm

I need 4K Blu-rays for that, don't I?

Woodstock
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Re: Are my drives supported?

Post by Woodstock » Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:57 pm

No, even opening a DVD should have MakeMKV check your drive. LD isn't a "UHD-only" thing.
How to aid in finding the answer to your problem: https://www.makemkv.com/faq/item/8

planet1
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Re: Are my drives supported?

Post by planet1 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:34 pm

flashback8 wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:58 pm
For my Buffalo BRUHD-PU3 (BU10 firmware), LibreDrive didn't kick in for the first disc for some reason but did on the second.

Hello flashback8,

is that drive of yours a UHD-official or "just" a UDH-friendly device?
My Buffalo BRXL-PT6U2VB was briefly tested (LibreDrive line appeared in the log) on the first try but ever since no metioning (right info drive area) or further LibreDrive testings (debug or log) take place :( :

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Drive Information
OS device name: F:
Current profile: BD-ROM
Manufacturer: BUFFALO
Product: Optical Drive
Revision: BN11
Serial number: 
Firmware date: 2117-11-20 13:51
Bus encryption flags: 1F
Highest AACS version: 65

Disc Information
Label: SPIDER-MAN_HOMECOMING
Timestamp: 2017-09-19 13:06:01
Data capacity: 41.97 Gb
Disc type: BD-ROM
Number of layers: 2
Channel bit length: 74,5 nm (25.0 GB max. per layer)
Regards,

planet1

flashback8
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Re: Are my drives supported?

Post by flashback8 » Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:15 pm

Hi. Sorry about the late reply. It's UHD official. I got it for easy usage when traveling. The BU11 firmware may or may not be supported by LibreDrive. I'm not going to flash in order to find out. :) If somebody has a drive with BU11 already on it and wants to report back, please do.

Anametureenthisiast
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Re: Are my drives supported?

Post by Anametureenthisiast » Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:10 am

flashback8 wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:15 pm
Hi. Sorry about the late reply. It's UHD official. I got it for easy usage when traveling. The BU11 firmware may or may not be supported by LibreDrive. I'm not going to flash in order to find out. :) If somebody has a drive with BU11 already on it and wants to report back, please do.
Hi

Sorry to tell you this but from what I understand if it's am official drive it implements full AACS 2.0 encryption where there's no way around at this time so your drive isn't likely compatible

flashback8
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Re: Are my drives supported?

Post by flashback8 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:26 pm

Hi. I actually did plug in my drive eventually. With the BU10 firmware, it's good to go. :) I sent Mike some data to see if there's any way to either revert drives with BU11 (it doesn't work, or so I'm told) or to mod the firmware such that it'll work with LD.

To be clear, drives with BU10 firmware can rip 4K discs. They take awhile to get started but they can do it. BU11 drives can't.

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