UHD drive

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deadkid14
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UHD drive

Post by deadkid14 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:54 pm

What's the best UHD drive I can get

st4evr
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Re: UHD drive

Post by st4evr » Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:54 pm

Well, in the tech world questions like this are difficult without any additional information as it's all subjective.

You gotta help us help you by giving us more information than just posting such a general open ended question.

What do you plan to do with it? (e.g. rip/backup, watch BDs, etc)

Some basic information on your setup? (e.g. laptop, PC, Mac, etc)

Again, help us help you.

deadkid14
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Re: UHD drive

Post by deadkid14 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:24 pm

I'm gonna rip movies on a PC

Woodstock
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Re: UHD drive

Post by Woodstock » Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:44 pm

For ripping, you want "UHD Friendly", not "UHD Official" drives.

"Best" in what context? "Best USB drive"? "Best internal SATA drive"? "Best external eSATA drive"? "Best/fastest"? "Best/long-lasting"?
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st4evr
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Re: UHD drive

Post by st4evr » Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:00 pm

Christ it's like pulling teeth with this guy.

You can start by reading this post then:

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=16832

There is a LOT of helpful information throughout that post.

Additional information can be found Googling "UHD Friendly".

Or searching for the same term in these forums.

In short, the most popular drives for this are:

ASUS BW-16D1HT
LG WH16NS40

Pick one. Buy one. Downgrade it's firmware if necessary. Or buy them from one of the members in this forum and be done with it.

deadkid14
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Re: UHD drive

Post by deadkid14 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:08 pm

Thank you

deadkid14
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Re: UHD drive

Post by deadkid14 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:30 pm

st4evr wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:00 pm
Christ it's like pulling teeth with this guy.

You can start by reading this post then:

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=16832

There is a LOT of helpful information throughout that post.

Additional information can be found Googling "UHD Friendly".

Or searching for the same term in these forums.

In short, the most popular drives for this are:

ASUS BW-16D1HT
LG WH16NS40

Pick one. Buy one. Downgrade it's firmware if necessary. Or buy them from one of the members in this forum and be done with it.
Also can I use the ASUS BW-16D1X-U or only the ones on the list?

Woodstock
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Re: UHD drive

Post by Woodstock » Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:26 pm

That Asus is NOT UHD-friendly; it cannot read them. I know, I owned one for a week.
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deadkid14
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Re: UHD drive

Post by deadkid14 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:14 pm

Woodstock wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:26 pm
That Asus is NOT UHD-friendly; it cannot read them. I know, I owned one for a week.
Oh it's just I really want an extremal one

Billycar11
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Re: UHD drive

Post by Billycar11 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:22 am

deadkid14 wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:14 pm

Oh it's just I really want an extremal one
yeah the best thing to do is get an internal one and then put it in an external enclosure all the usb ones are hard to flash or unflashable because if you buy an new one its going to have the unfrendly firmware and hard to find/ expensive

deadkid14
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Re: UHD drive

Post by deadkid14 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:36 am

Billycar11 wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:22 am
deadkid14 wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:14 pm

Oh it's just I really want an extremal one
yeah the best thing to do is get an internal one and then put it in an external enclosure all the usb ones are hard to flash or unflashable because if you buy an new one its going to have the unfrendly firmware and hard to find/ expensive
What do you mean by get an internal one and then put it in an external enclosure"

chewy
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Re: UHD drive

Post by chewy » Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:45 am

deadkid14 wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:36 am
What do you mean by get an internal one and then put it in an external enclosure"
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XRCCV44/
or
https://www.amazon.com/Vantec-NST-536S3 ... 01MRUN0HQ/

They are just empty cases, you must also buy a drive and then install the drive into the case yourself.

wallezejg
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Re: UHD drive

Post by wallezejg » Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:20 pm

Hello, I'm new to all this and have been reading through a lot of the information everyone graciously shares. From what I've read it sounds best to get and internal drive and throw it into an external enclosure. I sounds best to get a "UHD Friendly" drive over an "Official Drive" and playback may be an issues based on compatibility and requirements for CPU, MB, etc... I have had several Pioneer drives over the years that I have been extremely happy with. I'm looking to get the right setup to rip the collection of 4K UHD's that I have and want to be sure to do it right. With the drives continuously and quickly evolving is there a model that someone on here has used that is newer as the list of official and friendly drives looks to have been created in 2017. I'm looking for the best rip speed and can handle the high end audio tracks...DTS Master, ATMOS, etc...I have a external USB Pioneer (https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07 ... UTF8&psc=1) that has treated me very well but unfortunately when I got into wanting to rip or play 4K UHD it wasn't capable. I saw some pioneers, also from 2017 (BDR-S11J-BK and the BDR-S11J-X) but haven't really seen anything on them in these forums which leads me to believe they are not what I'm looking for. I've read a lot and just want to make sure to buy the right drive the first time and would appreciate and input from someone who has found something they are happy with. Thank You!!!

st4evr
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Re: UHD drive

Post by st4evr » Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:41 pm

wallezejg wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:20 pm
Hello, I'm new to all this and have been reading through a lot of the information everyone graciously shares. From what I've read it sounds best to get and internal drive and throw it into an external enclosure. I sounds best to get a "UHD Friendly" drive over an "Official Drive" and playback may be an issues based on compatibility and requirements for CPU, MB, etc... I have had several Pioneer drives over the years that I have been extremely happy with. I'm looking to get the right setup to rip the collection of 4K UHD's that I have and want to be sure to do it right. With the drives continuously and quickly evolving is there a model that someone on here has used that is newer as the list of official and friendly drives looks to have been created in 2017. I'm looking for the best rip speed and can handle the high end audio tracks...DTS Master, ATMOS, etc...I have a external USB Pioneer (https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07 ... UTF8&psc=1) that has treated me very well but unfortunately when I got into wanting to rip or play 4K UHD it wasn't capable. I saw some pioneers, also from 2017 (BDR-S11J-BK and the BDR-S11J-X) but haven't really seen anything on them in these forums which leads me to believe they are not what I'm looking for. I've read a lot and just want to make sure to buy the right drive the first time and would appreciate and input from someone who has found something they are happy with. Thank You!!!
READ this:

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=16832&p=65772&hili ... one#p65772

And this may be helpful in obtaining one of those drives capable of UHD BD ripping ready from the start:

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=17829

To clear up any misunderstanding, for the most part these drives are used mainly to create an unencrypted backup of your 4K discs when used with MakeMKV. NOT for playback directly from the disc. You can playback your unencrypted disc backup afterwards in one of several ways.

How? Start here:

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=16883

wallezejg
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Re: UHD drive

Post by wallezejg » Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:24 am

Thank you for the response and information st4evr. I really appreciate and am going to read through the posts and get a drive ordered this evening. I'm looking forward to getting some rips completed and loaded to my server. Curious to see the end result quality. Thank you again!!!

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