Heads up - Support for LG UHD drives

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Billycar11
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Re: Heads up - Support for LG UHD drives

Post by Billycar11 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:37 am

plittlefield wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:34 pm
Hi Folks,

I have just bought a WH14NS40 with SVC: NS50 and firmware 1.03 manufactured in November 2018.

Is this the correct forum thread or should I buy the WH16NS60 instead?

Thanks,

Paully
that will work follow my how to video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yfpf6HoMMis

xxcalibur
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Re: Heads up - Support for LG UHD drives

Post by xxcalibur » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:02 pm

hey mate..will your quide work with this model? WH14NS40 with SVC: NS40?

i have an old NS40 but i see where the original post called out the same drive but an SVC of NS50...just curious if it will work.
thanks
xxcalibur

d00zah
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Re: Heads up - Support for LG UHD drives

Post by d00zah » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:21 pm

xxcalibur wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:02 pm
hey mate..will your quide work with this model? WH14NS40 with SVC: NS40?

i have an old NS40 but i see where the original post called out the same drive but an SVC of NS50...just curious if it will work.
thanks
xxcalibur
No. If you try, bad things happen. See:

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=19071

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=18873&start=75#p71423

xxcalibur
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Re: Heads up - Support for LG UHD drives

Post by xxcalibur » Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:55 pm

yeah i figured it wouldn't work but it doesn't hurt to ask LOL. i did just buy and install a new LG WH16NS60. just waiting for the program to accept it so i can start backing up my 4k collection.
thanks d00zah

d00zah
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Re: Heads up - Support for LG UHD drives

Post by d00zah » Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:09 pm

xxcalibur wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:55 pm
yeah i figured it wouldn't work but it doesn't hurt to ask LOL. i did just buy and install a new LG WH16NS60. just waiting for the program to accept it so i can start backing up my 4k collection.
thanks d00zah
Now THAT one's possible... fairly straight forward.

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=18933#p70766

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Re: Heads up - Support for LG UHD drives

Post by BermudaLamb » Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:50 pm

I'm running a pc on Windows 10.
I have a brand new LG WH16NS60 v1.01 installed in a USB3.0 drive case. This was purchased because it was indicated on the forum that this is one of the "official" supported UHD drives.
I've tried to use the latest version of MakeMKV to read many of my 4kUHD movie discs. All have failed with a SCSI read error.

Step-by-step, what exactly do I need to do in order to get this "official" drive to work with MakeMKV and my library of 4kUHD discs.

Do I need to mount it internally?
Do I need to change the firmware?
Do I need to install LibreDrive?

Please ... provide guidance and instructions, along with any appropriate links.

SamuriHL
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Re: Heads up - Support for LG UHD drives

Post by SamuriHL » Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:08 pm

No need to mount it internally. Depending on your USB case, it should be flashable from there without issue.

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=18933

Go there and get Marty's ASUS flasher.

viewtopic.php?f=19&t=19113

Go there and get Mike's MK firmware pack

Use the NS60 1.01 MK from Mike's zip and flash it with Marty's ASUS flasher in Windows and you should be good to go with LibreDrive.

Dave77
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Re: Heads up - Support for LG UHD drives

Post by Dave77 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:10 pm

Isn't it just worth waiting until 1.01 is supported, do we know when that will be?

spl147
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Re: Heads up - Support for LG UHD drives

Post by spl147 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:13 pm

Dave77 wrote:Isn't it just worth waiting until 1.01 is supported, do we know when that will be?
It is supported on 1.01 with MK patched firmware

The official 1.01 closed the communication of libredrive, thats why the MK patched 1.01 was released


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Re: Heads up - Support for LG UHD drives

Post by Dave77 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:24 pm

spl147 wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:13 pm
Dave77 wrote:Isn't it just worth waiting until 1.01 is supported, do we know when that will be?
It is supported on 1.01 with MK patched firmware

The official 1.01 closed the communication of libredrive, thats why the MK patched 1.01 was released


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I see, thanks. I'd thought the standard 1.01 fw was going to be supported eventually

spl147
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Heads up - Support for LG UHD drives

Post by spl147 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:25 pm

Dave77 wrote:
spl147 wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:13 pm
Dave77 wrote:Isn't it just worth waiting until 1.01 is supported, do we know when that will be?
It is supported on 1.01 with MK patched firmware

The official 1.01 closed the communication of libredrive, thats why the MK patched 1.01 was released


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I see, thanks. I'd thought the standard 1.01 fw was going to be supported eventually
Official 1.00 is supported.

Flashing the patched firmware takes like 2 mins. And works perfectly!

I flashed my BU40N (v.1.02) and my WH16NS60 (v.1.01)with MK patched firmware


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SamuriHL
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Re: Heads up - Support for LG UHD drives

Post by SamuriHL » Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:36 pm

I'm using NS60 1.01 MK, as well. Works great.

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Re: Heads up - Support for LG UHD drives

Post by jonghotti » Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:54 pm

Remember what really matters with a true "Official" drive is a the presence of the UltraHD Blu Ray logo.
So can anyone verify that with this interim MK firmware the BP60NB10 drive now works?
Is flashing over the USB port now possible?

spl147
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Re: Heads up - Support for LG UHD drives

Post by spl147 » Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:30 pm

jonghotti wrote:Remember what really matters with a true "Official" drive is a the presence of the UltraHD Blu Ray logo.
So can anyone verify that with this interim MK firmware the BP60NB10 drive now works?
Is flashing over the USB port now possible?
I flashed both my BU40N and my WH16NS60 over usb, using vantec enclosures


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Japio
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Re: Heads up - Support for LG UHD drives

Post by Japio » Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:37 pm

jonghotti wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:54 pm
Remember what really matters with a true "Official" drive is a the presence of the UltraHD Blu Ray logo.
So can anyone verify that with this interim MK firmware the BP60NB10 drive now works?
Is flashing over the USB port now possible?
That is something I would also like to know.
Still waiting for a response from support, for a long time now.

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