So I bought a new drive. Can someone please help me so I don't brick this one?

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MechaDangerous
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So I bought a new drive. Can someone please help me so I don't brick this one?

Post by MechaDangerous » Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:28 am

Alright so my last thread was all about my drive not working, I was told to flash it, I did, it bricked. Blah blah blah. Moving on.

Now I bought a new drive. This is what I see when I open MakeMKV:

Drive Information
OS device name: D:
Manufacturer: ASUS
Product: BW-16D1HT
Revision: 3.03
Serial number: M6IIAOF2554
Firmware date: 2118-01-19 15:58
Bus encryption flags: 1F
Highest AACS version: 65

LibreDrive Information
Status: Possible (with patched firmware)
Drive platform: MT1959
Harware support: Yes
Firmware support: No
Firmware type: Original (patched version available)
Firmware version: 3.03
DVD all regions: Possible (with patched firmware)
BD raw data read: Possible (with patched firmware)
BD raw metadata read: Possible (with patched firmware)
Unrestricted read speed: Possible (with patched firmware)

The drive was manufactured in October 2018 according to the label on the drive. Any help on what I need to do at this point would be very helpful so that I don't brick this one. Much appreciated to any that can assist me.

SamuriHL
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Re: So I bought a new drive. Can someone please help me so I don't brick this one?

Post by SamuriHL » Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:35 am

viewtopic.php?f=19&t=19113

Get the MK firmware pack there. You will be flashing MK 3.10.

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=18933

Use the flasher in that post. The firmware the drive came with is not UHD friendly as it stands, so, the update to MK 3.10 or a downgrade to DE 3.02 will be needed. That drive is pretty hard to brick, so, rest easier on this one. Good luck!!

MechaDangerous
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Re: So I bought a new drive. Can someone please help me so I don't brick this one?

Post by MechaDangerous » Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:38 am

Understood. Thank you, SamuriHL.. I'm attempting this now.

MechaDangerous
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Re: So I bought a new drive. Can someone please help me so I don't brick this one?

Post by MechaDangerous » Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:42 am

Alright I flashed the firmware you said, and now MakeMKV just says this:

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Drive Information
OS device name: D:
Manufacturer: ASUS
Product: BW-16D1HT
Revision: 3.10
Serial number: M6IIAOF2554
Firmware date: 2119-01-04 10:14
Bus encryption flags: 1F
Highest AACS version: 65

No disc inserted
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Good to go at this point I assume?

SamuriHL
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Re: So I bought a new drive. Can someone please help me so I don't brick this one?

Post by SamuriHL » Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:44 am

Yea, throw a disc in there so LibreDrive will download and activate for it and you'll get more info. But yes, looks good to me.

MechaDangerous
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Re: So I bought a new drive. Can someone please help me so I don't brick this one?

Post by MechaDangerous » Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:44 am

Well i'm successfully ripping one of my blu-ray's, so I assume all is well at this point. Thank you for your help, SamuriHL. It's very much appreciated.

SamuriHL
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Re: So I bought a new drive. Can someone please help me so I don't brick this one?

Post by SamuriHL » Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:46 am

Great! That sounds like you're good to go. You're very welcome for the help!!

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