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Re: UHD drives

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:39 am
by The_Dude
SamuriHL wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:34 pm
I use MK 3.10 on my ASUS drive. Works well.
Thanks. I will try this fw

Going to do a file backup using makemkv to copy the bdmw folder to my NAS to see how long it takes

I am still ripping using anydvdhd
after this I will start on makemkv and I will decide which one to get

Re: UHD drives

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:04 am
by ProphetSe7en
I have the option to buy a second hand ASUS BW-16D1HT with manufacture date February 2015.

Will this drive work or is it to old?

Re: UHD drives

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:16 pm
by Billycar11
ProphetSe7en wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:04 am
I have the option to buy a second hand ASUS BW-16D1HT with manufacture date February 2015.

Will this drive work or is it to old?
Wouldn't risk it
Unless you see it has fw 3.xx and not 1.xx

Re: UHD drives

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:19 pm
by ProphetSe7en
Billycar11 wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:16 pm
ProphetSe7en wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:04 am
I have the option to buy a second hand ASUS BW-16D1HT with manufacture date February 2015.

Will this drive work or is it to old?
Wouldn't risk it
Unless you see it has fw 3.xx and not 1.xx
So how can I tell the seller to check what firmware it is running?

Re: UHD drives

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:51 pm
by jonghotti
DocFlash wrote:Just wanted to say that I bought a ready-to-go drive with enclosure from johngotti (Alex) and it was just that - ready to go. Plugged it into a USB 3.0 port on my computer and started ripping. I also bought some discs from him at a really good price.

He answered a bunch of my questions and helped me pick out what I needed. Great guy.

So if you want to get started and skip the headaches, I would suggest that Alex is your man.

Jeff
Thanks Jeff!


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Re: UHD drives

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:49 pm
by Billycar11
ProphetSe7en wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:19 pm
Billycar11 wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:16 pm
ProphetSe7en wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:04 am
I have the option to buy a second hand ASUS BW-16D1HT with manufacture date February 2015.

Will this drive work or is it to old?
Wouldn't risk it
Unless you see it has fw 3.xx and not 1.xx
So how can I tell the seller to check what firmware it is running?
have him open up make mkv is the easiest way or i think you can check through device manager and under the drives details it might say not sure exact steps not on a pc with one of those drives right now

Re: UHD drives

Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:21 am
by MartyMcNuts
ProphetSe7en wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:04 am
I have the option to buy a second hand ASUS BW-16D1HT with manufacture date February 2015.

Will this drive work or is it to old?
I'm pretty sure it is too old. As far as I am aware, the start date for "UHD friendly" was Oct 2015.

Re: UHD drives

Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:05 am
by ProphetSe7en
MartyMcNuts wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:21 am
ProphetSe7en wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:04 am
I have the option to buy a second hand ASUS BW-16D1HT with manufacture date February 2015.

Will this drive work or is it to old?
I'm pretty sure it is too old. As far as I am aware, the start date for "UHD friendly" was Oct 2015.
I think I`ll pass then.

Then I am left with the option to buy either asus bw-16d1ht for 100$ at my local shop or the lg wh16ns60 for around 180$ pre flashed from one of the sellers here on the forum

One last question then. If I decide to buy the Asus what is the best way to flash it? Is this a drive I should cross flash to avoid "sleep bug" or is it just a plain downgrade of firmware?

Re: UHD drives

Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:23 am
by Billycar11
ProphetSe7en wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:05 am
I think I`ll pass then.

Then I am left with the option to buy either asus bw-16d1ht for 100$ at my local shop or the lg wh16ns60 for around 180$ pre flashed from one of the sellers here on the forum

One last question then. If I decide to buy the Asus what is the best way to flash it? Is this a drive I should cross flash to avoid "sleep bug" or is it just a plain downgrade of firmware?
i think the NS60 firmware is better but not on asus drives for the potential to not be able to burn disks if that is not a problem for you go with NS60 FW if you burn disks go asus 3.10mk

Re: UHD drives

Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:18 pm
by rufunky
Looking to buy a new BR drive. Is ASUS BW-16 still the best option or is there currently a better option?

Re: UHD drives

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:22 am
by MartyMcNuts
rufunky wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:18 pm
Looking to buy a new BR drive. Is ASUS BW-16 still the best option or is there currently a better option?
Depends on what software you plan on using.

Re: UHD drives

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:29 am
by rufunky
MartyMcNuts wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:22 am
rufunky wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:18 pm
Looking to buy a new BR drive. Is ASUS BW-16 still the best option or is there currently a better option?
Depends on what software you plan on using.
lol MakeMKV of course.

Re: UHD drives

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:42 am
by MartyMcNuts
rufunky wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:29 am
MartyMcNuts wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:22 am
rufunky wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:18 pm
Looking to buy a new BR drive. Is ASUS BW-16 still the best option or is there currently a better option?
Depends on what software you plan on using.
lol MakeMKV of course.
If you want to use anything else (besides MakeMKV! Anydvd, or perhaps something else?) the ASUS would be the one to go for. For MakeMKV exclusively, the NS60 is the best!

Re: UHD drives

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:31 pm
by ProphetSe7en
I decided to buy a second hand ASUS BW-16D1HT. Got it down to 10$ so worth the risk. This is just a temporary drive and I will be buying a uhd drive from one of the sellers here on the forum when I get home from vacation.

So the drive is to old to support UHD, but can it still be used to rip 1080p blurays?

If yes, what firmware do I need flash to it for best performance, and what is the correct way of doing so? I am only asking since in makemkv it says
Unrestricted read speed Possible (with patched firmware)
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Re: UHD drives

Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:37 am
by MartyMcNuts
ProphetSe7en wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:31 pm
I decided to buy a second hand ASUS BW-16D1HT. Got it down to 10$ so worth the risk. This is just a temporary drive and I will be buying a uhd drive from one of the sellers here on the forum when I get home from vacation.

So the drive is to old to support UHD, but can it still be used to rip 1080p blurays?

If yes, what firmware do I need flash to it for best performance, and what is the correct way of doing so? I am only asking since in makemkv it says
Unrestricted read speed Possible (with patched firmware)
Screenshot_1.png
I believe your drive is already on the latest firmware for that earlier model. No need to do anything. Just rip your blu-ray discs as normal. There's no patched firmware yet for that drive to enable libredrive access.