Ultimate UHD Drives Flashing Guide Updated 2021

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omk1980
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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Guide Updated 2020

Post by omk1980 » Thu May 14, 2020 9:30 am

jonghotti wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 6:26 pm
Yes if you've got room for a 9.5mm drive the BU40N will work for you. Feel free to drop me a line if you'd like one my info is the link in my signature. Thank you!
very cool. I've also got a windows laptop that has a 12.5mm blu-ray drive. Are any of the supported UHD drives compatible for a 12.5mm bay in a laptop?

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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Guide Updated 2020

Post by jonghotti » Thu May 14, 2020 12:02 pm

No 12.5mm UHD friendly drives no, adapters though yes :)
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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Guide Updated 2020

Post by CZ Eddie » Sat May 16, 2020 11:46 pm

WH16NS60 on clearance at frys.com for $84.
https://www.frys.com/search?search_type ... Name=false

YMMV since Fry's is a string away from bankruptcy.
So whether you can get this delivered or not, IDK.

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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Guide Updated 2020

Post by Woodstock » Sun May 17, 2020 12:01 am

Amazon has the WH16NS60 for either $67 bare, or $172 bundled with software to play UHDs.
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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Guide Updated 2020

Post by jonghotti » Sun May 17, 2020 12:08 am

CZ Eddie wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 11:46 pm
WH16NS60 on clearance at frys.com for $84.
https://www.frys.com/search?search_type ... Name=false

YMMV since Fry's is a string away from bankruptcy.
So whether you can get this delivered or not, IDK.
That's most likely a mistake in their system. I order them anytime they show stock anywhere and end up receiving a phone call or email shortly after (sadness)

**update** just got the call, lol
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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Guide Updated 2020

Post by jonghotti » Sun May 17, 2020 12:11 am

Woodstock wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 12:01 am
Amazon has the WH16NS60 for either $67 bare, or $172 bundled with software to play UHDs.
Um, no, you may have been looking at WH16NS40 sir.
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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Guide Updated 2020

Post by Woodstock » Sun May 17, 2020 12:43 am

Ah, yes, so it is the NS40, which came up as "Amazon's Choice" for people looking for the NS60...
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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Guide Updated 2020

Post by MudydyDogs » Sun May 17, 2020 1:04 pm

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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Guide Updated 2020

Post by My1xT » Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:59 am

thanks for the guide. also kinda awesome that the cheapest desktop drive I could get was a BH16NS55 which I could flash pretty straight, now I just need some UHDBDs to actually go ham.

although another drive I have an SN-506BB is listed as being compatible with triple and quad layer around the internet, probably no patches possible tho, right?

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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Guide Updated 2020

Post by Henning, Denmark » Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:33 am

ASUS BW-12B1ST - can it be flashed?

I have had this drive for several years, but some time ago it just refused to read Blueray discs.
From what I can read on the many sites I have been through, it is likely something mechanical.

I do have this strange thing, where windows 10 does not see the drive as a Blueray drive:
Device SCSI\CdRom&Ven_ASUS&Prod_BW-12B1ST\4&15828421&2&020000 was not migrated due to partial or ambiguous match.

But do not think that is the reason, because I installed a new Windows 10 on the same copmputer, where this is not showing.
Makemkv does not see the Blueray disc in either.
CD's and DVD's work.

Then I stumbled over this forum, and got the firmware flash package, but it seems like nothing happens - I have had the flasher running for long periods without any result.
This should not be due to anything mechanical, so is it the old model, that cannot be flashed?

In ASOS ODD FW Changer (Modified):
FW selected: ASUS-BW-16D1HT-3.10-MK
0 : ASUS BW-12B1ST 1.03

Can someone guide me?
Even with what drive to buy next?

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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Guide Updated 2020

Post by d00zah » Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:02 pm

Henning, Denmark wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:33 am
ASUS BW-12B1ST - can it be flashed?

I have had this drive for several years, but some time ago it just refused to read Blueray discs.
From what I can read on the many sites I have been through, it is likely something mechanical.

I do have this strange thing, where windows 10 does not see the drive as a Blueray drive:
Device SCSI\CdRom&Ven_ASUS&Prod_BW-12B1ST\4&15828421&2&020000 was not migrated due to partial or ambiguous match.

But do not think that is the reason, because I installed a new Windows 10 on the same copmputer, where this is not showing.
Makemkv does not see the Blueray disc in either.
CD's and DVD's work.

Then I stumbled over this forum, and got the firmware flash package, but it seems like nothing happens - I have had the flasher running for long periods without any result.
This should not be due to anything mechanical, so is it the old model, that cannot be flashed?

In ASOS ODD FW Changer (Modified):
FW selected: ASUS-BW-16D1HT-3.10-MK
0 : ASUS BW-12B1ST 1.03

Can someone guide me?
Even with what drive to buy next?

Brgds Henning / Denmark
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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Guide Updated 2020

Post by shadowripper » Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:15 am

Billy are you still providing the remote firmware upgrades? I have a BD-RE BU40N Rev: A102.Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks in Advance.

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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Guide Updated 2020

Post by jonghotti » Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:21 am

shadowripper wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:15 am
Billy are you still providing the remote firmware upgrades? I have a BD-RE BU40N Rev: A102.Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks in Advance.
I am! alexcoluzzi32@gmail.com
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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Guide Updated 2020

Post by borgman81 » Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:24 am

Is this a compatible drive?
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Re: Ultimate UHD Drives Guide Updated 2020

Post by ccateni » Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:34 pm

With the Archgon MD-8107S-U3-UHD, would I be able to flash it with software and the USB connected to my computer or would I not have to?

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