UHD (Official) Friendly Drive - Archgon MD-8107S-U3-UHD (Powered by LG BU40N)

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MartyMcNuts
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Re: UHD (Official) Friendly Drive - Archgon MD-8107S-U3-UHD (Powered by LG BU40N)

Post by MartyMcNuts » Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:00 am

Un-carolo wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:56 pm
Hi,
I have a Archgon MD-8102S-U3-BDRW since a week. I try to read blu ray disc UHD with makekv but without success, after +/- 15 sec I have the message 'no disc' (that's the same problem with windows, Ubuntu on a pc and Ubuntu on a notebook. Here are the infos of the drive :

Informations lecteur
Nom du lecteur SE : E:
Fabricant : HL-DT-ST
Produit : BD-RE BU40N
Révision : U100
Numéro de série : MZUJ3TJ0802
Date micrologiciel : 2118-10-23 11:29
Marqueurs d'encryptage bus : 1F
Version AACS la plus haute : 63
LibreDrive Information
Status: Possible, not yet enabled
Drive platform: MT1959
Aucun disque (no disc).

My request is perhaps at the wrong place.
I searched in the forum but there is so much informations that I don't know where to look.
The revision has a strange name in comparison with what I found.
Can somebody help me ?
Download the modified ASUS flasher + firmware pack from https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 16&t=18933 and try the BU40N firmware in the MK folder. There are a few different BU40N firmwares, including a U101-MK in there. That might help you.
Cheers :D
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Un-carolo
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Re: UHD (Official) Friendly Drive - Archgon MD-8107S-U3-UHD (Powered by LG BU40N)

Post by Un-carolo » Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:12 am

Thanks for this solution.
After verification, I found a problem. The seller (via Amazon) sent me the MD-8102S-U3-BDRW (which does not read UHD blu ray) instead of the MD-8107S-U3-UHD. I am waiting for a solution from the seller.

Un-carolo
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Re: UHD (Official) Friendly Drive - Archgon MD-8107S-U3-UHD (Powered by LG BU40N)

Post by Un-carolo » Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:32 pm

Hello,
The supplier sent me the right model MD-8107S-U3-UHD. Here is the info:
Informations lecteur
Nom du lecteur SE : E:
Fabricant : HL-DT-ST
Produit : BD-RE BU40N
Révision : 1.01
Numéro de série : MOFJ7AI3246
Date micrologiciel : 2117-12-22 12:21
Marqueurs d'encryptage bus : 1F
Version AACS la plus haute : 63

LibreDrive Information
Status: Possible (with patched firmware)
Drive platform: MT1959
Harware support: Yes
Firmware support: No
Firmware type: Original (patched version available)
Firmware version: 1.01
DVD all regions: Possible (with patched firmware)
BD raw data read: Possible (with patched firmware)
BD raw metadata read: Possible (with patched firmware)
Unrestricted read speed: Possible (with patched firmware)

No disc

I downloaded (Modified) ASUS ODD FW Changer (24.08.2019) + UHD Friendly Firmwares + Latest MK Pack but I don't know which is the right firmware among these (there is no one with revision 1.00) :
BU40N-B-Japan-Buffalo : HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BU40N-BN11-0M00300-211711201351 or HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BU40N-BU12-OM01001-211902230922
BU40N-FR : HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BU40N-FR07-JM02202-211801221536
BU40N-N : HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BU40N-1.03-NM00000-211810241934
BU40N-R-Taiwan : HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BU40N-1.01-RM00000-211712221221
Bu40N-U : HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BU40N-U101-MM01201-211711301153.
I have an other question. Is it possible to take a copy of the current firmware before the replacement ?

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Re: UHD (Official) Friendly Drive - Archgon MD-8107S-U3-UHD (Powered by LG BU40N)

Post by MartyMcNuts » Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:56 pm

Un-carolo wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:32 pm
Hello,
The supplier sent me the right model MD-8107S-U3-UHD. Here is the info:
Informations lecteur
Nom du lecteur SE : E:
Fabricant : HL-DT-ST
Produit : BD-RE BU40N
Révision : 1.01
Numéro de série : MOFJ7AI3246
Date micrologiciel : 2117-12-22 12:21
Marqueurs d'encryptage bus : 1F
Version AACS la plus haute : 63

LibreDrive Information
Status: Possible (with patched firmware)
Drive platform: MT1959
Harware support: Yes
Firmware support: No
Firmware type: Original (patched version available)
Firmware version: 1.01
DVD all regions: Possible (with patched firmware)
BD raw data read: Possible (with patched firmware)
BD raw metadata read: Possible (with patched firmware)
Unrestricted read speed: Possible (with patched firmware)

No disc

I downloaded (Modified) ASUS ODD FW Changer (24.08.2019) + UHD Friendly Firmwares + Latest MK Pack but I don't know which is the right firmware among these (there is no one with revision 1.00) :
BU40N-B-Japan-Buffalo : HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BU40N-BN11-0M00300-211711201351 or HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BU40N-BU12-OM01001-211902230922
BU40N-FR : HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BU40N-FR07-JM02202-211801221536
BU40N-N : HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BU40N-1.03-NM00000-211810241934
BU40N-R-Taiwan : HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BU40N-1.01-RM00000-211712221221
Bu40N-U : HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BU40N-U101-MM01201-211711301153.
I have an other question. Is it possible to take a copy of the current firmware before the replacement ?
None of those. Go back out of the MK folder. The file you are looking for is DE_LG_BU40N_1.00 and is located where the flasher is.

No, you are not able to backup the firmware (unless you try using the old dosflash method).
Cheers :D
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Re: UHD (Official) Friendly Drive - Archgon MD-8107S-U3-UHD (Powered by LG BU40N)

Post by Twister20 » Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:29 pm

Just wanted to give a big THANKS to this thread! Ordered a Archgon from Amazon (USA) and the flasher worked like a champ, using the DE_LG_BU40N_1.00 firmware as directed above. What a great community!

Un-carolo
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Re: UHD (Official) Friendly Drive - Archgon MD-8107S-U3-UHD (Powered by LG BU40N)

Post by Un-carolo » Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:54 pm

Hello,
I did the firmware update with "DE_LG_BU40N_1.00" without problem. 4K Blu-ray ripping works flawlessly. Many thanks for this wonderful work.

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Re: UHD (Official) Friendly Drive - Archgon MD-8107S-U3-UHD (Powered by LG BU40N)

Post by kingston12 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:40 am

Has anyone successfully used this drive with the USB-C lead that is supplied with it?

I connected it to my iMac this way and it worked fine at first, but now it powers the drive, but it won't read discs.

When I swap back to the standard USB lead it works fine.

It's not a massive problem, but more convenient to leave the drive permanently connected to USB-C if I can.

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