Ultimate UHD Drives Flashing Guide Updated 2021

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Billycar11
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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Flashing Guide Updated 2021

Post by Billycar11 » Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:39 am

brownSys wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:03 am
I currently have two LG UH12NS40 drives and they seem to work great for most UHD discs but I've found that they just cant seem to handle 3 layer discs. That said I'm looking to buy another drive that can hopefully handle 3 layers. Can anyone recommend a drive that they can confirm has worked with 3 layer discs?

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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Flashing Guide Updated 2021

Post by john769 » Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:47 am

Hey, so i'm new here after reading most of the thread the main point i got :
Desktop drive have more failure rate compared to 2.5 slim and to fix sleeping bug on desktop drive you need to flash to WH16NS60 Firmware...
ok so far so good but does 2.5 slim drive like BU40N or BP60NB10 have a sleeping bug ?

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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Flashing Guide Updated 2021

Post by Billycar11 » Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:46 pm

john769 wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:47 am
Hey, so i'm new here after reading most of the thread the main point i got :
Desktop drive have more failure rate compared to 2.5 slim and to fix sleeping bug on desktop drive you need to flash to WH16NS60 Firmware...
ok so far so good but does 2.5 slim drive like BU40N or BP60NB10 have a sleeping bug ?
No sleep bug on either of those
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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Flashing Guide Updated 2021

Post by john769 » Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:46 am

thanks, i ordered BP60NB10 it will take couple of days to arrive...
so i guess it will come with encrypted ver "HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BP60NB10-1.02-N000800-212005070935.bin"...
so i have to to check the box encrypted using modified ASUS Flasher...
ok, my question do i need to downgrade afer that to old ver to work with makemkv or 1.02 will work fine ?

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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Flashing Guide Updated 2021

Post by MartyMcNuts » Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:50 pm

john769 wrote:
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:46 am
thanks, i ordered BP60NB10 it will take couple of days to arrive...
so i guess it will come with encrypted ver "HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BP60NB10-1.02-N000800-212005070935.bin"...
so i have to to check the box encrypted using modified ASUS Flasher...
ok, my question do i need to downgrade afer that to old ver to work with makemkv or 1.02 will work fine ?
If fw is encrypted, flash using SDFtool Flasher with "enc?" checked. Then flash again to BP60NB10 1.01 from the MK firmware pack (without "enc?" cheked). This fw seems to work best on this drive.
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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Flashing Guide Updated 2021

Post by KidJoe » Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:29 am

I flashed my WH16NS40 (SVC NS50) drive to 1.02 a long time ago and everything has been working.

It reports

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Drive Information
OS device name: G:
Manufacturer: HL-DT-ST
Product: BD-RE WH16NS40
Revision: 1.02
Serial number: xxxxxx
Firmware date: 2117-03-10 16:50
Bus encryption flags: 17
Highest AACS version: 76

LibreDrive Information
Status: Enabled
Drive platform: MT1959
Firmware type: Original (unpatched)
Firmware version: 1.02
DVD all regions: Yes
BD raw data read: Yes
BD raw metadata read: Yes
Unrestricted read speed: Yes
As I read this thread, I see the OP and a lot of a lot of talk recommending flashing the WH16NS40 drive with the WH16NS60 firmware which makes the drive perform as if it was a 16NS60 drive, which might be faster read performance? Am I reading that right?

How much faster is the read performance between a 16NS40 and a 16NS60? Is it worth flashing now or should I leave it alone because everything is working?

If I flash the WH16NS60 firmware on my WH16NS40 drive, will it impact the ability to write a disc if I need to?

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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Flashing Guide Updated 2021

Post by dcoke22 » Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:05 am

If your drive is working fine, I'd leave it alone.

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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Flashing Guide Updated 2021

Post by john769 » Wed Mar 03, 2021 3:42 pm

so i got BP60NB10 today and as predicate come with 1.02 encrypted so flashed to "HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BP60NB10-1.02-NM00800-212005070935" with "enc?" checked then to "HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BP60NB10-1.01-NM01801-211905031534" without "enc?" cheked...
started to rip work great so far tried 2 disk so far no reading error :D
speed goes up and down but most of the time stays around 15.1 M/s (3.5X) ...
40min for disk 1 43gb...
18min for disk 2 20gb...

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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Flashing Guide Updated 2021

Post by john769 » Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:47 pm

so i did something stupid, i started to get hash error and the drive keep disconnected so i treid to flash back to 1.02 did'nt work the the same issue appears again so flashed to 1.01 and then 1.0 but nothing :oops:
so i flashed to DE_LG_BU40N_1.00 and nothing :?:
then i rememebed that my system ryzen r9 5950x with x570 has usb bug so i turned off c-states and put PCIE GEN 4 TO GEN 3 ...
the drive stop disconnecting but still get hash error.
so how can i limited the drive to max speed 2x ???

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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Flashing Guide Updated 2021

Post by john769 » Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:00 pm

also now i'm unable to flash back to BP60NB10 when i flash it keep showing up LG_BU40N_1.00... :o

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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Flashing Guide Updated 2021

Post by MartyMcNuts » Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:06 pm

john769 wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:00 pm
also now i'm unable to flash back to BP60NB10 when i flash it keep showing up LG_BU40N_1.00... :o
Use the SDFtool Flasher's recovery option. It should work fine to get your drive back to BP60NB10 1.01 MK.
Cheers :D
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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Flashing Guide Updated 2021

Post by john769 » Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:35 am

not that important to flash back since the drive work with LG_BU40N 1.0...
so far i backup around 10 disks only the one disk gave me hash error and it was 25 gb single layer but after 5 time it mange to backup the disk, and the other disks 50gb work no hash error first try...
so far so good let hop the drive

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