UHD drives

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jonghotti
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Re: Please read my message - no more drive available from me

Post by jonghotti » Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:23 am

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Re: UHD drives

Post by KBJghost » Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:19 pm

^What?

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Re: UHD drives

Post by jonghotti » Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:42 pm

KBJghost wrote:^What?
May not have taken my meds yesterday.

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Re: UHD drives

Post by KBJghost » Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:43 pm

Cheers!

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Re: UHD drives

Post by IITravel01 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:25 am

Hello.
So, I'm building a hackintosh. Listed as an optical drive that's hackintosh friendly is the LG WH14NS40. I ordered one from Amazon and got the NS50 version but with ROM 1.03 with a Jan. 2018 build date on the sticker. OK, so I hadn't seen this drive as UHD friendly, but doing a search I came across this thread where multiple people have confirmed this older (WH14, not 16) drive is "friendly" which is good news for me (and should be updated on some sites hopefully), but the bad news is the 1.03 firmware installed. So all I need to do is downgrade the firmware to 1.02, and no I don't want to convert the firmware to the Asus 3.02 as I don't see that listed as hackintosh friendly. That's where I'm at, so what's the easiest why to go from 1.03 firmware to 1.02 on the LG WH14NS40 (NS50) blu-ray drive?

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Re: UHD drives

Post by st4evr » Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:53 am

IITravel01 wrote:Hello.
So, I'm building a hackintosh. Listed as an optical drive that's hackintosh friendly is the LG WH14NS40. I ordered one from Amazon and got the NS50 version but with ROM 1.03 with a Jan. 2018 build date on the sticker. OK, so I hadn't seen this drive as UHD friendly, but doing a search I came across this thread where multiple people have confirmed this older (WH14, not 16) drive is "friendly" which is good news for me (and should be updated on some sites hopefully), but the bad news is the 1.03 firmware installed. So all I need to do is downgrade the firmware to 1.02, and no I don't want to convert the firmware to the Asus 3.02 as I don't see that listed as hackintosh friendly. That's where I'm at, so what's the easiest why to go from 1.03 firmware to 1.02 on the LG WH14NS40 (NS50) blu-ray drive?
http://www.makemkv.com/forum2/viewtopic ... 16&t=17058

It’s the method(s) for all compatible friendly drives. Including that drive.

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Re: UHD drives

Post by IITravel01 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:33 pm

Anyone try to cross update the firmware of a LG 1.03 to the Asus 3.02 and then back again to the LG 1.02?

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Re: UHD drives

Post by jonghotti » Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:53 pm

IITravel01 wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:33 pm
Anyone try to cross update the firmware of a LG 1.03 to the Asus 3.02 and then back again to the LG 1.02?
I have actually done this now, and it worked fine. loading the LG with the ASUS firmware seemed to unlock the higher speed the ASUS is known for. the unit is now sitting at the stock LG 1.02

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Re: UHD drives

Post by IITravel01 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:33 pm

jonghotti wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:53 pm
IITravel01 wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:33 pm
Anyone try to cross update the firmware of a LG 1.03 to the Asus 3.02 and then back again to the LG 1.02?
I have actually done this now, and it worked fine. loading the LG with the ASUS firmware seemed to unlock the higher speed the ASUS is known for. the unit is now sitting at the stock LG 1.02
OK, did you upgrade to the Asus using the simple cross upgrade firmware for the Asus drive? If so, then what software did you downgrade back to the LG 1.02 firmware? The reason I was wondering if anyone had done this was to see if the Asus to LG firmware downgrade from 3.02 to 1.02 required all the procedures that doing the LG 1.03 to 1.02 needed (appears simple to cross upgrade with the Asus firmware tool, but going back was my question), or if since the LG didn't notice that it was downgrading because it doesn't see 1.03, just allowed you install 1.02?

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Re: UHD drives

Post by jonghotti » Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:54 pm

Let me clarify, I’ve put the ASUS firmware on the LG but not vice versa.

As the ASUS is better firmware I have verified the LG loaded with ASUS will achieve the faster read speeds.

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Re: UHD drives

Post by jonghotti » Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:56 pm

I would never, obviously, send anyone an
LG branded drive loaded with ASUS firmware as I’ve not tested every possible use case.

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Re: UHD drives

Post by Marcus_UHD » Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:14 pm

Has anyone had any success reading UHD disk with the ASUS BW-16D1X-U?

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Re: UHD drives

Post by st4evr » Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:26 pm

Marcus_UHD wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:14 pm
Has anyone had any success reading UHD disk with the ASUS BW-16D1X-U?
Forum search function works:

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=16832&p=63930&hili ... X+U#p63930

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Seriously

Post by jonghotti » Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:33 am

I seriously would send a moderator a bottle of Jack Daniels to delete my jonghotti mult on here.

These searches that return all my “didn’t take my psych meds today” posts are embarrassing as fuck.

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Re: Seriously

Post by d00zah » Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:37 am

jonghotti wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:33 am
I seriously would send a moderator a bottle of Jack Daniels to delete my jonghotti mult on here.

These searches that return all my “didn’t take my psych meds today” posts are embarrassing as fuck.
:lol:

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