The Archgon (BU40N) is an excellent drive. I have one myself!njweb wrote: ↑Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:56 pmWas posting this as new thread, but figured perhaps easier to just post into this existing thread.
Hey everyone. New to the forums. Based on recommendations here, I am getting an Archgon MD8107-UHD external BD burner (rebadged LG BU40N) drive (arrives tomorrow).
I wanted drive that can read old discs (have many old burned CD/DVD discs from ~2002 that my Samsung USB DVD drive does not read. My Asus external BD-R drive -BW-12D1S-U - reads them fine, but it is too bulky for every day use, hence the Archgon; I figured I may as well get something with BD-R and UHD support at the same time.
Anyway I want to enable UHD disc reading on the Archgon (BU40N).
Been reading the threads here https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 873#p70284 ; (and saw the video on youtube too), but just to be sure I am on the right track and do not brick my drive on day 1 (done a lot of flashing in my day, but new to the UHD scene...).
1) I downloaded the following:\https://www.mediafire.com/file/mezq26ac ... 9.zip/file
I.e. Modified) ASUS ODD FW Changer (24.08.2019) + UHD Friendly Firmwares + Latest MK Pack (20.07.2020.zip
I believe this is the latest zip.
2) Unless I am mistaken, I just need to run the above flasher (.exe of course) and select the right binary for my drive (BU40N series).
Anything else (since I have the Archgon)?
Re. firmwares, I believe there are two fw options for the BU40N:
Either the official v1.00 firmware or custom v1.03MK BU40N firmware?
Any recommendation as to whether to go with official 1.00 or 1.03MK?
Still new to UHD, so appreciate any recommendations between the two versions?
Reading another thread, Ibelieve I should use 1.03MK to enable full UHD reading-related functionality?
(Did find 1.04 mentioned here - https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=19113). Is that preferred?
Back to 1.03, I did not see the latter 1.03 in the flasher zip, but can I use this one in a thread to which Billy linked (post my Mike Admin)?
https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 19&t=19422
Thanks in advance!
It will most likely be delivered to you with firmware 1.01. Regardless, the best firmware for this drive is DE_LG_BU40N_1.00. It fully enables UHD ripping and is compatible with more (other) software.