BU40N - Which firmware is best?

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MartyMcNuts
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Re: BU40N - Which firmware is best?

Post by MartyMcNuts » Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:14 am

d22901 wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:10 am
MartyMcNuts wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:54 am
d22901 wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:59 pm
I should have qualified my original post by indicating that these spin-downs can last several minutes prior to resuming the rip.
That's ok. It happens but they eventually pick up speed again.
Indeed - the drive always seems to resume on 1.00 (eventually). Just seems to randomly stall many times during each rip. For instance, I'm at 2 hours and 38 minutes on a 4k rip of Avengers-Age of Ultron with still a little more time to complete. But when the drive is actually active, at 6.0X, this ~55 GB rip would be done in around 45 minutes or so (maybe even less) if it consistently read the entire time. I wonder if the MK version of 1.03 would modify this behavior in any way?
Maybe use a stop watch to actually time how long a rip takes?

d22901
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Re: BU40N - Which firmware is best?

Post by d22901 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:19 am

MartyMcNuts wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:14 am
Maybe use a stop watch to actually time how long a rip takes?
I would say the drive spends far more time spun down than active, in watching a rip in action - this is what is pushing me in the direction of trying the MK version of 1.03, provided that it would be simple enough to get back to 1.00 in the event that the behavior is worse after changing firmware.

asmcom
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Re: BU40N - Which firmware is best?

Post by asmcom » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:53 pm

Mike Chen's LibreDrive v1.03mk firmware is amazing. I have sold over 200 x LG-BU40N 2019 model, on firmware v1.03mk with no complaints whatsoever.

The answer is yes, you can easily swap between v1.03mk and v1.00 firmware.

Asmcom

d22901
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Re: BU40N - Which firmware is best?

Post by d22901 » Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:22 pm

asmcom wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:53 pm
Mike Chen's LibreDrive v1.03mk firmware is amazing. I have sold over 200 x LG-BU40N 2019 model, on firmware v1.03mk with no complaints whatsoever.

The answer is yes, you can easily swap between v1.03mk and v1.00 firmware.

Asmcom
Thanks for the feedback - will give this change a shot.

d22901
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Re: BU40N - Which firmware is best?

Post by d22901 » Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:11 pm

Just to follow up here, I did flash 1.03mk to compare to 1.00 - for the Archgon MD-8107-U3, I did still see some periods of inactivity in re-ripping a previously-ripped MKV. It seemed as though the profile of the drive was faster under 1.03mk, though, as there where really only two significant spin-downs during the rip. The last half hour or so of the rip was clean to the end without pause - roughly 45 minutes total for a ~57 GB file.

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