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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.
The Original "UHD Friendly" Drive Seller
https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 20&t=17829

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

Wolfnut88
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Re: ASUS BC-12B1ST

Post by Wolfnut88 » Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:27 pm

jonghotti wrote:
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.
So i'm looking into updating pic related, i've found firmware 3.11 for it but i'm curious about what you posted. Do i just use the ASUS ODD FW Changer to flash DE-ASUS BW-16D1HT or will i need the official FW? Do i lose any functionalities like disc writing? Thanks.
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