BU40n differences?

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spl147
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BU40n differences?

Post by spl147 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:43 pm

What are the differences in the BU40n folders in the MK firmware pack?

My BU40n does not have a -x letter

Im assuming i need the BU40n-N, but am not sure


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Re: BU40n differences?

Post by mike admin » Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:19 pm

Is any LibreDrive information available for it? If yes, please post everything (except the serial number) and I'll tell you what you have.

If no LibreDrive info on main screen, then do the following: With version 1.14.3 (important!) open any BD disc. Quit MakeMKV, look at log file.
You will see the line that reads like "SDFvxx: HL-DT_ST-xxxxxxxxxx" - this is your drive id, it includes serial number.
Post this string (delete the serial number part).

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Re: BU40n differences?

Post by spl147 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:34 pm

mike admin wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:19 pm
Is any LibreDrive information available for it? If yes, please post everything (except the serial number) and I'll tell you what you have.

If no LibreDrive info on main screen, then do the following: With version 1.14.3 (important!) open any BD disc. Quit MakeMKV, look at log file.
You will see the line that reads like "SDFvxx: HL-DT_ST-xxxxxxxxxx" - this is your drive id, it includes serial number.
Post this string (delete the serial number part).
Drive Information
Manufacturer: HL-DT-ST
Product: BD-RE BU40N
Revision: 1.00
Serial number:
Firmware date: 2116-12-20 15:28
Bus encryption flags: 17
Highest AACS version: 66

LibreDrive Information
Status: Enabled
Drive platform: MT1959
Firmware type: Original (unpatched)
Firmware version: 1.00
DVD all regions: Yes
BD raw data read: Yes
BD raw metadata read: Yes
Unrestricted read speed: Possible, not yet enabled

SDF v057: HL-DT-ST_BD-RE_BU40N_1.00_211612201528_

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Re: BU40n differences?

Post by Billycar11 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:10 pm

spl147 wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:34 pm
mike admin wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:19 pm
Is any LibreDrive information available for it? If yes, please post everything (except the serial number) and I'll tell you what you have.

If no LibreDrive info on main screen, then do the following: With version 1.14.3 (important!) open any BD disc. Quit MakeMKV, look at log file.
You will see the line that reads like "SDFvxx: HL-DT_ST-xxxxxxxxxx" - this is your drive id, it includes serial number.
Post this string (delete the serial number part).
Drive Information
Manufacturer: HL-DT-ST
Product: BD-RE BU40N
Revision: 1.00
Serial number:
Firmware date: 2116-12-20 15:28
Bus encryption flags: 17
Highest AACS version: 66

LibreDrive Information
Status: Enabled
Drive platform: MT1959
Firmware type: Original (unpatched)
Firmware version: 1.00
DVD all regions: Yes
BD raw data read: Yes
BD raw metadata read: Yes
Unrestricted read speed: Possible, not yet enabled

SDF v057: HL-DT-ST_BD-RE_BU40N_1.00_211612201528_
lets not forget i think you have already flashed this before so it could have been crossflashed to another model bu40n

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Re: BU40n differences?

Post by spl147 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:14 pm

Billycar11 wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:10 pm
spl147 wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:34 pm
mike admin wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:19 pm
Is any LibreDrive information available for it? If yes, please post everything (except the serial number) and I'll tell you what you have.

If no LibreDrive info on main screen, then do the following: With version 1.14.3 (important!) open any BD disc. Quit MakeMKV, look at log file.
You will see the line that reads like "SDFvxx: HL-DT_ST-xxxxxxxxxx" - this is your drive id, it includes serial number.
Post this string (delete the serial number part).
Drive Information
Manufacturer: HL-DT-ST
Product: BD-RE BU40N
Revision: 1.00
Serial number:
Firmware date: 2116-12-20 15:28
Bus encryption flags: 17
Highest AACS version: 66

LibreDrive Information
Status: Enabled
Drive platform: MT1959
Firmware type: Original (unpatched)
Firmware version: 1.00
DVD all regions: Yes
BD raw data read: Yes
BD raw metadata read: Yes
Unrestricted read speed: Possible, not yet enabled

SDF v057: HL-DT-ST_BD-RE_BU40N_1.00_211612201528_
lets not forget i think you have already flashed this before so it could have been crossflashed to another model bu40n
got it from amazon, it came with 1.01 on it

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Re: BU40n differences?

Post by Billycar11 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:29 pm

spl147 wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:14 pm

got it from amazon, it came with 1.01 on it
mike probably needs what it said on 1.01 before you flashed it to 1.00

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Re: BU40n differences?

Post by spl147 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:36 pm

Billycar11 wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:29 pm
spl147 wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:14 pm

got it from amazon, it came with 1.01 on it
mike probably needs what it said on 1.01 before you flashed it to 1.00
i flashed it with the BU40n-N folder version 1.02, works fine

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Re: BU40n differences?

Post by mike admin » Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:53 pm

spl147 wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:36 pm
i flashed it with the BU40n-N folder version 1.02, works fine
Thanks for the confirmation. Overall, it seems that
N - USA
R - Taiwan
U - Europe

The exact differences (if any) are unknown.

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Re: BU40n differences?

Post by spl147 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:10 pm

mike admin wrote:
spl147 wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:36 pm
i flashed it with the BU40n-N folder version 1.02, works fine
Thanks for the confirmation. Overall, it seems that
N - USA
R - Taiwan
U - Europe

The exact differences (if any) are unknown.
Thats what i figured, thanks for the info!


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Re: BU40n differences?

Post by jonghotti » Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:38 am

spl147 wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:43 pm
What are the differences in the BU40n folders in the MK firmware pack?

My BU40n does not have a -x letter

Im assuming i need the BU40n-N, but am not sure


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I've owned 50 of these so far and I've yet to see a -X letter.

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Re: BU40n differences?

Post by Dave77 » Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:11 am

spl147 wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:43 pm

My BU40n does not have a -x letter
Does your BU40N have the UHD logo on the front? I've just ordered one with the UHD logo, just curious as to what firmware works with it.

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Re: BU40n differences?

Post by spl147 » Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:20 am

Dave77 wrote:
spl147 wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:43 pm

My BU40n does not have a -x letter
Does your BU40N have the UHD logo on the front? I've just ordered one with the UHD logo, just curious as to what firmware works with it.
Are you really gonna ask what firmware works with it? Do some reading man, i alone posted just 6 posts above with the firmware i flashed it to.....


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Re: BU40n differences?

Post by Dave77 » Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:32 pm

spl147 wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:20 am
Dave77 wrote:
spl147 wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:43 pm
My BU40n does not have a -x letter
Does your BU40N have the UHD logo on the front? I've just ordered one with the UHD logo, just curious as to what firmware works with it.
Are you really gonna ask what firmware works with it? Do some reading man, i alone posted just 6 posts above with the firmware i flashed it to.....
No, I can see what you posted above, but there are several variations of BU40N, eg with and without UHD logo on front, I asked which version you have.

You need to chill out 'man', this is a forum for people to help each other :wink:

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Re: BU40n differences?

Post by spl147 » Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:24 pm

Dave77 wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:32 pm
spl147 wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:20 am
Dave77 wrote: Does your BU40N have the UHD logo on the front? I've just ordered one with the UHD logo, just curious as to what firmware works with it.
Are you really gonna ask what firmware works with it? Do some reading man, i alone posted just 6 posts above with the firmware i flashed it to.....
No, I can see what you posted above, but there are several variations of BU40N, eg with and without UHD logo on front, I asked which version you have.

You need to chill out 'man', this is a forum for people to help each other :wink:
With and Without the logo make no difference, what matters is the region:

N - USA
R - Taiwan
U - Europe

again ALL this info is in this thread!

im not trying to be a jerk, it's just frustrating when people ask the same questions that have been answered a million times, all because the didnt do and research before posting!

just a FYI mine did have the UHD Logo, and i used the N version as i bought it from amazon in the US.

i had another one without the logo bought from overseas, also flashed with the N version, both work fine!

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Re: BU40n differences?

Post by Dave77 » Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:56 pm

spl147 wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:24 pm
Dave77 wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:32 pm
spl147 wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:20 am

Are you really gonna ask what firmware works with it? Do some reading man, i alone posted just 6 posts above with the firmware i flashed it to.....
No, I can see what you posted above, but there are several variations of BU40N, eg with and without UHD logo on front, I asked which version you have.

You need to chill out 'man', this is a forum for people to help each other :wink:
With and Without the logo make no difference, what matters is the region:

N - USA
R - Taiwan
U - Europe

again ALL this info is in this thread!

im not trying to be a jerk, it's just frustrating when people ask the same questions that have been answered a million times, all because the didnt do and research before posting!

just a FYI mine did have the UHD Logo, and i used the N version as i bought it from amazon in the US.

i had another one without the logo bought from overseas, also flashed with the N version, both work fine!
Cheers. I have searched on the bu40n and from what I've read I should say steer clear of the non UHD labelled model. Nobody sells the uhd model in the UK, I've ordered from the US

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