UHD drives

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Chasetheace
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Re: UHD drives

Post by Chasetheace » Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:15 am

Underneath the drive there is sticky rubber feet. At the rear were the power plugs in gently use a small flat head screw driver and prise the flat rubber support feet away from the base of the drive. Store them with the sicky side up so no dust or dirt gets on them and they will stick back on quite easy.

You will see underneath where the rubber feet was, 2 small star head screws which can be removed with a small star head screw driver.

When you have done this the top of the drive can be prised off with a plastic tool or something like a credit card. When you get it started work your way around and it will snap all the clips out which holds it together.

Be very careful when pullings aparts as there is some fine cables that are stuck down the cables can be gently pulled away from the top of the drive. Do not you steel screw driver to prise apart or you will damage and mark casing.

Then at the back off the drive there is a metal sheild that needs to be taken off at this stage you can prise tge sata connector of the pioneer drive and fit BW-16D1HT drive.

Thank you, 😊

mister_eff
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Re: UHD drives

Post by mister_eff » Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:57 am

Chasetheace wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:15 am
Underneath the drive there is sticky rubber feet. At the rear were the power plugs in gently use a small flat head screw driver and prise the flat rubber support feet away from the base of the drive. Store them with the sicky side up so no dust or dirt gets on them and they will stick back on quite easy.

You will see underneath where the rubber feet was, 2 small star head screws which can be removed with a small star head screw driver.

When you have done this the top of the drive can be prised off with a plastic tool or something like a credit card. When you get it started work your way around and it will snap all the clips out which holds it together.

Be very careful when pullings aparts as there is some fine cables that are stuck down the cables can be gently pulled away from the top of the drive. Do not you steel screw driver to prise apart or you will damage and mark casing.

Then at the back off the drive there is a metal sheild that needs to be taken off at this stage you can prise tge sata connector of the pioneer drive and fit BW-16D1HT drive.

Thank you, 😊
Thank you for the detailed instructions! I replaced the drive, added the new firmware thanks to this link:

https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 16&t=18933

A few hours later, I'm streaming the first episode of Planet Earth II with Kodi and it looks amazing! Thanks

Chasetheace
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BP55EB40 MK Firmware

Post by Chasetheace » Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:49 pm

First of apologises for posting in wrong section earlier and double posting. I tried to delete but realized I posted in wrong section. I have drive Slim Portable LG-BP55EB40 SVC Code EB40
Firmware Ver 1.00 is this drive upgrade to UHD friendly LibreDrive


Can anyone tell me if I use new flasher will it damage this drive. Under the MK directory there is firmware for BP55EB40-NB50?
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PRAGMA
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Re: UHD drives

Post by PRAGMA » Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:31 pm

Guys can yall just update me, will this work:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00Z1LXAJG

And if it does work, is it more or less just plug and play using MakeMKV?

jonghotti
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Re: UHD drives

Post by jonghotti » Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:46 pm

PRAGMA wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:31 pm
Guys can yall just update me, will this work:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00Z1LXAJG

And if it does work, is it more or less just plug and play using MakeMKV?
This one unfortunately won't work.
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jonghotti
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Re: UHD drives

Post by jonghotti » Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:03 pm

VDubb wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:36 am
I currently have a WH16NS40 1.02 drive, but I want to get a second drive for backup.

Should I get another WH16NS40 or get a WH16NS60? Does one drive give a better quality rip than the other? Is one faster than the the other?

Thanks for any recommendations.
Remember it's always a good idea, in my opinion, to have an LG and and ASUS around for some of the more pesky discs that won't rip in one but will in the other.

MartyMcNuts
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Re: UHD drives

Post by MartyMcNuts » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:46 pm

PRAGMA wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:31 pm
Guys can yall just update me, will this work:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00Z1LXAJG

And if it does work, is it more or less just plug and play using MakeMKV?
No, this drive won't work. I believe it actually contains a pioneer drive inside. Thus, not compatible.

andyv_it
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Re: UHD drives

Post by andyv_it » Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:42 pm

LG WH16NS60 -
https://www.amazon.com/LG-Electronics-B ... B079LR2Q67
LG WH16NS40 -
https://www.amazon.com/LG-WH16NS40-Inte ... B00E7B08MS
LG BH16NS40 -
https://www.amazon.com/LG-Electronics-B ... B00HQP9FIA

I think I've narrowed down what I want to these 3 drives. and I want to house them in this:
https://www.amazon.com/OWC-Mercury-Opti ... B06XRCCV44

Can someone tell me which one is better to get? Thanks.

jonghotti
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Re: UHD drives

Post by jonghotti » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:31 pm

While better and best are subjective to some degree the WH16NS60 has more going for it than the other two and now that it's supported by makemkv it's even a better choice, in my opinion.
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maxblack
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Re: UHD drives

Post by maxblack » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:45 pm

andyv_it wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:42 pm
LG WH16NS60 -
https://www.amazon.com/LG-Electronics-B ... B079LR2Q67
...
Can someone tell me which one is better to get? Thanks.
Yes, definitely get the WH16NS60; it has the added joy of the UltraHD Blu-ray official logo! :wink:

xerotyme
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Re: UHD drives

Post by xerotyme » Mon May 13, 2019 6:39 pm

I just got my new LG WH16NS60 and USB 3.0 external case in the mail today. I’m quite eager to start ripping 4K movies with it. I’m a bit new to the scene and not entirely sure what is the best firmware type/revision to put on it. My unit came with 1.01 stock on it. If someone could point me in the direction of the proper flasher and a tutorial on how to use it it properly it would be highly appreciated!!! :D

jonghotti
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Re: UHD drives

Post by jonghotti » Mon May 13, 2019 9:03 pm

You’ll want the 1.00 firmware and the flashers and that is part of this
https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 19&t=19113

wingnut144
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Re: UHD drives

Post by wingnut144 » Wed May 15, 2019 4:16 pm

jonghotti wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 9:03 pm
You’ll want the 1.00 firmware and the flashers and that is part of this
https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 19&t=19113
It appears the FW in that file is 1.01.....not 1.00. Is that the one that should be used to allow the drive to rip 4k disks? :)

jonghotti
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Re: UHD drives

Post by jonghotti » Wed May 15, 2019 7:24 pm

wingnut144 wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 4:16 pm
jonghotti wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 9:03 pm
You’ll want the 1.00 firmware and the flashers and that is part of this
https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 19&t=19113
It appears the FW in that file is 1.01.....not 1.00. Is that the one that should be used to allow the drive to rip 4k disks? :)
Ah yes, I noticed that after I posted this, my bad. It appears I copied the needed files into this directly when I saved it locally. I can email you the file I use no sweat but won't post it here since there may be a de or mk around that fixes this. Feel free to ping me at alexcoluzzi32@gmail.com

My1xT
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Re: UHD drives

Post by My1xT » Sat May 18, 2019 7:54 pm

is it safe to buy a UHD friendly listed drive new like here

https://www.amazon.de/dp/B00DRHOL44

or did the makers update them so you cant get new Friendly drives anymore?

after all the opening post was written in 2017.

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