Asus BW-16D1HT Firmware

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jonghotti
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Re: Asus BW-16D1HT Firmware

Post by jonghotti » Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:30 am

MartyMcNuts wrote:Billy, I think Alex is just pushing your buttons!!
No he’s not, he has no idea wtf you guys are talking about.
I’ve not changed a thing with my flashing setup since the day I made it, and that was months before this new stuff came into being. I wasn’t even aware there was a 1.01 for the official drives until very recently because I’ve had a stash of 1.00 WH16NS60s for a good 6 months when no one gave a shit about that drive. When I got my hands on a 1.01 i immediately downgraded it to 1.00 no sweat, same with BU40s and UH12NS40-these guys having a service code of NS40 which I thought meant flashing not possible.

It’s only a matter of time though before the next generation of optical drives appear and are locked down like Fort Knox against all this firmware hacking.
I’d stock up now on the drives....
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CSmuggler
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Re: Asus BW-16D1HT Firmware

Post by CSmuggler » Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:35 pm

I gave a ASUS BW-16D1HT, with 3.01. It's worked fine with UHD, and other discs fine.

I haven't used it very much, perhaps two dozen discs have been in it since I purchased it about a year ago. (And downgraded the firmware.)

Now it seems to spin and eject any disc I put in it. I don't know what's changed, and fear a hardware failure.

Anyone have any ideas? I'm using it on a Mac with Mac OS Mojave. I did install the beta of Mac OS Catalina and now I've downgraded back to Mojave. It IS possible that it stopped working with the Catalina update, but that doesn't sound like something that would happen.

Again. Please, if you have any ideas, I'd love to know... (Prior to reporting it failing to ASUS, and likely getting a new one with an updated firmware.)

It closes the drawer, tries to read any disc, and then ejects the disc.

Help!

Thanks.

spl147
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Re: Asus BW-16D1HT Firmware

Post by spl147 » Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:32 pm

CSmuggler wrote:I gave a ASUS BW-16D1HT, with 3.01. It's worked fine with UHD, and other discs fine.

I haven't used it very much, perhaps two dozen discs have been in it since I purchased it about a year ago. (And downgraded the firmware.)

Now it seems to spin and eject any disc I put in it. I don't know what's changed, and fear a hardware failure.

Anyone have any ideas? I'm using it on a Mac with Mac OS Mojave. I did install the beta of Mac OS Catalina and now I've downgraded back to Mojave. It IS possible that it stopped working with the Catalina update, but that doesn't sound like something that would happen.

Again. Please, if you have any ideas, I'd love to know... (Prior to reporting it failing to ASUS, and likely getting a new one with an updated firmware.)

It closes the drawer, tries to read any disc, and then ejects the disc.

Help!

Thanks.
You should flash the 3.10MK Firmware


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CSmuggler
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Re: Asus BW-16D1HT Firmware

Post by CSmuggler » Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:44 pm

I finally did the 3.10MK firmware update on the drive, and it still can't seem to read a disc.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks!

ionblue
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Re: Asus BW-16D1HT Firmware

Post by ionblue » Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:59 pm

I bought an Asus BW-16D1HT in an enclosure and preflashed to 3.10MK due to some issues with another drive that I flashed myself. At first it worked great, but now it’s acting pretty finicky and I don’t know if it’s the drive, the enclosure, or something else.

I’ve had it fail on a 4K rip and then wouldn’t eject the disc without turning it off, unplugging it, and plugging it back in. While it was stuck both the drive and enclosure lights were flashing and it sounded like it was spinning or something.

I’ve also had it fail to spin up properly in MakeMKV resulting in having to exit MakeMKV and try again. Then it read it just fine.

Yesterday I had the above happen and then after a successful rip the drive was left with the lights flashing and having to go through the procedure above to get the disk out. And then I did another with no issues at all.

Anybody have any ideas?

Billycar11
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Re: Asus BW-16D1HT Firmware

Post by Billycar11 » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:38 pm

ionblue wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:59 pm
I bought an Asus BW-16D1HT in an enclosure and preflashed to 3.10MK due to some issues with another drive that I flashed myself. At first it worked great, but now it’s acting pretty finicky and I don’t know if it’s the drive, the enclosure, or something else.

I’ve had it fail on a 4K rip and then wouldn’t eject the disc without turning it off, unplugging it, and plugging it back in. While it was stuck both the drive and enclosure lights were flashing and it sounded like it was spinning or something.

I’ve also had it fail to spin up properly in MakeMKV resulting in having to exit MakeMKV and try again. Then it read it just fine.

Yesterday I had the above happen and then after a successful rip the drive was left with the lights flashing and having to go through the procedure above to get the disk out. And then I did another with no issues at all.

Anybody have any ideas?
Sleep bug
Rip and eject the disk within 2 mins of putting the disk in and within 2 mins of the rip finishing other wise the drive will be slow to eject but it will eject on its own it's just slower and sounds horrible

ionblue
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Re: Asus BW-16D1HT Firmware

Post by ionblue » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:35 pm

Billycar11 wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:38 pm
ionblue wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:59 pm
I bought an Asus BW-16D1HT in an enclosure and preflashed to 3.10MK due to some issues with another drive that I flashed myself. At first it worked great, but now it’s acting pretty finicky and I don’t know if it’s the drive, the enclosure, or something else.

I’ve had it fail on a 4K rip and then wouldn’t eject the disc without turning it off, unplugging it, and plugging it back in. While it was stuck both the drive and enclosure lights were flashing and it sounded like it was spinning or something.

I’ve also had it fail to spin up properly in MakeMKV resulting in having to exit MakeMKV and try again. Then it read it just fine.

Yesterday I had the above happen and then after a successful rip the drive was left with the lights flashing and having to go through the procedure above to get the disk out. And then I did another with no issues at all.

Anybody have any ideas?
Sleep bug
Rip and eject the disk within 2 mins of putting the disk in and within 2 mins of the rip finishing other wise the drive will be slow to eject but it will eject on its own it's just slower and sounds horrible
Ah. Guess I missed that in my searching. I appreciate you letting me know. I’ll do my best to load and unload quickly! :D

Deniska
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Re: Asus BW-16D1HT Firmware

Post by Deniska » Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:25 pm

If I have Asus BW-16D1HT firmware v1.01 is it possible to make support to UHD disk without jump to 3.X firmware and without loosing the drive :)))? May be there is a way to flash old ASUS to special firmware only for 1.01..?

SamuriHL
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Re: Asus BW-16D1HT Firmware

Post by SamuriHL » Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:07 am

No need to post in every single thread. It will still brick the drive to try to flash it no matter how many threads you ask in.

thirdgen89gta
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Re: Asus BW-16D1HT Firmware

Post by thirdgen89gta » Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:19 pm

Gotta say I'm not quite happy with my replacement BW-D1HT.

I bought one back in 2015, it was firmware 3.0 and ripped right out of the box. Speeds were fast. I'd se 25-35MB/s all the time. Sounded like a jet spinning the disc up.

Unfortunately the drive stopped reading discs. Something to do with the laser or sensor is my guess.

However, the replacement, came with 3.03 and couldn't read discs, which I was expecting. But after downgrading to 3.02, and trying 3.01 & 3.00, and even 3.10MK the read speeds are atrocious. The original unit would ramp up to max speed as soon as I put the disc in.

Does the Asus have a quiet mode like the LG firmwares. I can't find anything that says it does.

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Drive Information
Manufacturer: ASUS
Product: BW-16D1HT
Revision: 3.01
Serial number: %%%%
Firmware date: 2117-03-31 14:26
Bus encryption flags: 1F
Highest AACS version: 72

LibreDrive Information
Status: Enabled
Drive platform: MT1959
Firmware type: Original (unpatched)
Firmware version: 3.01
DVD all regions: Yes
BD raw data read: Yes
BD raw metadata read: Yes
Unrestricted read speed: Possible, not yet enabled

No disc inserted

IronMan2
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Re: Asus BW-16D1HT Firmware

Post by IronMan2 » Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:19 pm

thirdgen89gta wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:19 pm
Gotta say I'm not quite happy with my replacement BW-D1HT.

I bought one back in 2015, it was firmware 3.0 and ripped right out of the box. Speeds were fast. I'd se 25-35MB/s all the time. Sounded like a jet spinning the disc up.

Unfortunately the drive stopped reading discs. Something to do with the laser or sensor is my guess.

However, the replacement, came with 3.03 and couldn't read discs, which I was expecting. But after downgrading to 3.02, and trying 3.01 & 3.00, and even 3.10MK the read speeds are atrocious. The original unit would ramp up to max speed as soon as I put the disc in.

Does the Asus have a quiet mode like the LG firmwares. I can't find anything that says it does.

Code: Select all

Drive Information
Manufacturer: ASUS
Product: BW-16D1HT
Revision: 3.01
Serial number: %%%%
Firmware date: 2117-03-31 14:26
Bus encryption flags: 1F
Highest AACS version: 72

LibreDrive Information
Status: Enabled
Drive platform: MT1959
Firmware type: Original (unpatched)
Firmware version: 3.01
DVD all regions: Yes
BD raw data read: Yes
BD raw metadata read: Yes
Unrestricted read speed: Possible, not yet enabled

No disc inserted
I just bought a new Asus BW-16D1HT (manufactured August 2019) and the read speeds are fine, no quiet mode. Came with 3.10, flashed to 3.10MK and no issues with that. I was expecting it to come with Riplock but read speed would suggest otherwise.

Maverick322
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Re: Asus BW-16D1HT Firmware

Post by Maverick322 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:46 pm

IronMan2 wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:19 pm
thirdgen89gta wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:19 pm
Gotta say I'm not quite happy with my replacement BW-D1HT.

I bought one back in 2015, it was firmware 3.0 and ripped right out of the box. Speeds were fast. I'd se 25-35MB/s all the time. Sounded like a jet spinning the disc up.

Unfortunately the drive stopped reading discs. Something to do with the laser or sensor is my guess.

However, the replacement, came with 3.03 and couldn't read discs, which I was expecting. But after downgrading to 3.02, and trying 3.01 & 3.00, and even 3.10MK the read speeds are atrocious. The original unit would ramp up to max speed as soon as I put the disc in.

Does the Asus have a quiet mode like the LG firmwares. I can't find anything that says it does.

Code: Select all

Drive Information
Manufacturer: ASUS
Product: BW-16D1HT
Revision: 3.01
Serial number: %%%%
Firmware date: 2117-03-31 14:26
Bus encryption flags: 1F
Highest AACS version: 72

LibreDrive Information
Status: Enabled
Drive platform: MT1959
Firmware type: Original (unpatched)
Firmware version: 3.01
DVD all regions: Yes
BD raw data read: Yes
BD raw metadata read: Yes
Unrestricted read speed: Possible, not yet enabled

No disc inserted
I just bought a new Asus BW-16D1HT (manufactured August 2019) and the read speeds are fine, no quiet mode. Came with 3.10, flashed to 3.10MK and no issues with that. I was expecting it to come with Riplock but read speed would suggest otherwise.
I have a BW-16D1HT coming. I am new to this so I was wondering what is the difference between 3.10MK firmware and DE 3.02 firmware? I know that you have to flash 3.10MK if you want to go to 3.02 but don't really know the difference. It seems most people just flash the 3.10 MK software and call it a day.

thirdgen89gta
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Re: Asus BW-16D1HT Firmware

Post by thirdgen89gta » Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:11 am

Well, doubley not pleased right now. The new Asus went out. Now does the same thing as my original drive that had been a few years old. Pop a disc in, any disc, CD, DVD, BR, 4K UHD, doesn't matter. About 30 seconds later it will either stop reading and say no disc, or spit the tray back out with the same message.

Ofcourse the 30day exchange period expired just last week.

It was reading just fine. Grrr. Sometimes the drive won't even show up as a device in BIOS. I took it out of its USB case, and dropped it into a machine with a direct SATA connection. Same problems.

stewart
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Re: Asus BW-16D1HT Firmware

Post by stewart » Sat Mar 07, 2020 1:32 pm

I have a BW-16D1HT coming. I am new to this so I was wondering what is the difference between 3.10MK firmware and DE 3.02 firmware? I know that you have to flash 3.10MK if you want to go to 3.02 but don't really know the difference. It seems most people just flash the 3.10 MK software and call it a day.
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Did it work for you? full speed?

/Stew

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Re: Asus BW-16D1HT Firmware

Post by stewart » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:26 pm

Thanks to jonghotti for this fabulous drive!

Here are some numbers to compare with my old Samsung
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