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BD collector
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Best external UHD friendly drive

Post by BD collector » Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:00 am

After reading all pros and cons of LG and Asus alternatives I came to the conclusion best solution for an external drive should be ASUS BW16D1H/T with a SATA/USB enclosure. The second option would be a native external drive LG BE16NU50.
Since the Asus is much more used in the community, I assume, there are more options to work arround future issues, too.
Would appreciate any input with your experience about external solution or alternative recommendations.

fljoemon
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Re: Best external UHD friendly drive

Post by fljoemon » Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:56 pm

I do have the ASUS BW-16D1HT with the Vantec Enclosure https://www.amazon.com/Vantec-NST-536S3 ... B01MRUN0HQ and it is workign great for me. I did have to downgrade the ASUS firmware to the clean & friendly 3.02 and everything works great now.

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Re: Best external UHD friendly drive

Post by smartieyoung » Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:22 pm

i have the lg be16nu50 it has worked great for me and i havent had any problems with except for the latest windows 10 updates made it not communicate with my computer so its on the backburner for now until i figure out what to do with it.ive heard good things about the asus bw16, i see you got an enclosure for it.do the external asus drives work as well as the internal with an enclosure? im looking to get a second uhd drive and im not sure what i should get.any advice would help.

alexcoluzzi32

Re: Best external UHD friendly drive

Post by alexcoluzzi32 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:27 pm

fljoemon wrote:I do have the ASUS BW-16D1HT with the Vantec Enclosure https://www.amazon.com/Vantec-NST-536S3 ... B01MRUN0HQ and it is workign great for me. I did have to downgrade the ASUS firmware to the clean & friendly 3.02 and everything works great now.
I'm picking up that same enclosure right now!

BD collector
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Re: Best external UHD friendly drive

Post by BD collector » Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:10 pm

I just got a new ASUS BW16D1HT today. It was manufactured in April 2017 and has firmware 3.01. I assume, it should work as a friendly drive without any firmware modifications. Here is the link:

https://averdo.com/de/product/80044976/ ... bulk-black

Since I want to use it external I got an enclosure from ICY BOX:

https://www.ebay.de/itm/ICY-BOX-IB-550S ... 749.l2649

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Re: Best external UHD friendly drive

Post by BD collector » Thu May 03, 2018 10:24 am

I just want to confirm, that the ASUS BW16 D1HT drive I recently got, works flawless (FW 3.01). No firmware flashing needed. Everybody who is interested, please see the link to the dealer in my last post.

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