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muels7
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ASUS BW-12B1ST

Post by muels7 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:26 am

So I have been using makemkv for a while now. Today I bought my first UHD disc and decided to look into ripping it with makemkv. I found that my drive(ASUS BW-12B1ST) is on the UHD friendly list. However I can't get it to recognize that the UHD disc is in the drive. I am at firmware 1.03 if that make a difference. I can't find any posts about this drive except that it is in the friendly list. Does anyone know if the firmware is the issue with this drive and what version I should be at?

st4evr
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Re: ASUS BW-12B1ST

Post by st4evr » Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:45 am

It has been previously confirmed that your drive is NOT friendly after all. Listed as friendly incorrectly in a few places. I believe including this forum on a few lists here.

Read this:

https://club.myce.com/t/the-ultimate-ul ... /399725/15

You need the newer model of the drive which is:

Asus BC-12D2HT

With the CORRECT CLEAN firmware. NOT any version that has been patched up by Asus. For this drive I believe it's 3.00.

The Asus Firmware with the loophole is version 3. (e.g. 3.00 , 3.01, 3.02, etc). Depending on the drive model and manufactured date newer revisions of 3.02 have been patched and 3.03 is completely patched.

Asus drives with Firmware version 1 (e.g. 1.00 , 1.01, etc) are too OLD and pre-loophole. They do not have the hardware to do this.

EDIT: People have been having a hard time finding BC-12D2HT with the proper firmware. You are better off buying one of the other more popular models that are UHD Friendly. There are forum members who are assisting with flashing/purchases of these drives in clearly marked posts which could also assist you in this.
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muels7
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Re: ASUS BW-12B1ST

Post by muels7 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:00 am

Well that is disappointing. I have had this drive for about 6 years, maybe more, so its no big deal. I just saw on one of the other UHD posts that my drive was listed. Guess not. Will have to see if I can find one of the models that is affordable.

jcwillia1
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Re: ASUS BW-12B1ST

Post by jcwillia1 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:55 am

I'm not sure I believe this - the BW has a close cousin the BC that has at least one confirmed use out in the wild and another that I've seen and has since been deleted.

https://www.reddit.com/r/hometheater/co ... t/dz02nfl/

I am going to try and flash my BC drive this weekend and see what happens.

Best case I have a UHD drive
Worst case I have to buy a new drive which if this doesn't work I was going to have to do anyways.

corruption
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Re: ASUS BW-12B1ST

Post by corruption » Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:08 am

I must have some one of a kind Voodoo drive, as I've ripped 21 of my UHD discs without issue with the OEM version of this drive ("C" instead of "W"). Only thing is I can't seem to make disc backups--just rip titles to MKVs, so maybe it's "sort of friendly"?

ASUS BC-12B1ST
b3.00

jonghotti
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Re: ASUS BC-12B1ST

Post by jonghotti » Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:54 pm

The BC-12B1ST is a good little drive. As pointed out it can be flashed with the BW-16D1HT friendly firmware. If you should need one of these I'm happy to supply one.

1mmfruh1
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Re: ASUS BW-12B1ST

Post by 1mmfruh1 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:04 pm

jonghotti - could you point me to the firmware version for the ASUS BW-12B1ST that will let it access UHD discs? Thank you!

Billycar11
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Re: ASUS BW-12B1ST

Post by Billycar11 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:55 pm

1mmfruh1 wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:04 pm
jonghotti - could you point me to the firmware version for the ASUS BW-12B1ST that will let it access UHD discs? Thank you!
BW-16D1HT 3.02 is here: viewtopic.php?f=16&t=18873 2nd and 3rd posts or here: viewtopic.php?f=16&t=18933

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