which drive should I buy???

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danny74
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which drive should I buy???

Post by danny74 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:38 am

Dear community,

which drive is the best for UHD´s to create backup copys?I have the LG BH16NS55 and i have many problems.
no matter which FW 1.0 or 1.3 problems are constantly. can someone tell me which is really good


LG BE16NU50
LG WH16NS40
LG BH16NS40
ASUS BW-12B1ST
ASUS BC-12D2HT
ASUS BW-16D1HT
ASUS BW-16D1HT-PRO
LG WH16NS58

thanks

MartyMcNuts
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Re: which drive should I buy???

Post by MartyMcNuts » Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:02 am

danny74 wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:38 am
Dear community,

which drive is the best for UHD´s to create backup copys?I have the LG BH16NS55 and i have many problems.
no matter which FW 1.0 or 1.3 problems are constantly. can someone tell me which is really good


LG BE16NU50
LG WH16NS40
LG BH16NS40
ASUS BW-12B1ST
ASUS BC-12D2HT
ASUS BW-16D1HT
ASUS BW-16D1HT-PRO
LG WH16NS58

thanks
If you use MakeMKV (not AnyDVD) for your backups, then the WH16NS60 (on firmware 1.00) is the best drive available for the job but not on your list.

If you want to use software other than MakeMKV then the ASUS BW-16D1HT (or PRO as they are the same drive, just different world region).

Personally, I have only ever had 2 out of approx 100 UHD's not read in my BH16NS55 on FW 1.02. Are you cleaning your discs before ripping? Even if they look spotless, most discs still need a clean before ripping.
Cheers :D
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danny74
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Re: which drive should I buy???

Post by danny74 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:16 am

Great Thank you for the info. Then I'll see what I do

danny74

Scenario
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Re: which drive should I buy???

Post by Scenario » Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:44 pm

I'm looking for an external UHD-friend LibreDrive for my Mac. What's the best one? Preferably one that's already flashed.

st4evr
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Re: which drive should I buy???

Post by st4evr » Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:59 pm

Scenario wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:44 pm
I'm looking for an external UHD-friend LibreDrive for my Mac. What's the best one? Preferably one that's already flashed.
Then you need to use these services:

https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=20

HelloThere
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Re: which drive should I buy???

Post by HelloThere » Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:22 am

https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 16&t=21015

I would go with a LG WH14NS40 crossflashed to ASUS BW-16D1HT 3.10, then crossflash with LG WH16NS60 1.00
Best setup for me until now....
Last edited by HelloThere on Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:42 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: which drive should I buy???

Post by Billycar11 » Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:34 am

HelloThere wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:22 am
https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 16&t=21015

I would go with a LG WH14NS40 1.04 crossflashed to ASUS BW-16D1HT 3.10, then crossflash with LG WH16NS60 1.00
Best setup for me until now....
no need for extra steps 1.04 to wh16ns60 1.02 MK i have flashed 100's of these the less flashing the better less chance for user error

HelloThere
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Re: which drive should I buy???

Post by HelloThere » Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:43 am

You are right "1.04" was just a copy and paste error. Thx !!

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Re: which drive should I buy???

Post by Jethro » Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:58 pm

Billycar11 wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:34 am
HelloThere wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:22 am
https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 16&t=21015

I would go with a LG WH14NS40 1.04 crossflashed to ASUS BW-16D1HT 3.10, then crossflash with LG WH16NS60 1.00
Best setup for me until now....
no need for extra steps 1.04 to wh16ns60 1.02 MK i have flashed 100's of these the less flashing the better less chance for user error
When I tried flashing from LG wh14ns40 1.04 to wh16ns60 1.00 I got an error, and that led to the searching and posting of the topic mentioned above. Maybe 1.02 is different.

I chose firmware 1.00 over 1.02 because of comments like the one posted above:
MartyMcNuts wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:02 am

If you use MakeMKV (not AnyDVD) for your backups, then the WH16NS60 (on firmware 1.00) is the best drive available for the job but not on your list.

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Re: which drive should I buy???

Post by jonghotti » Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:36 pm

The answer to this question is: ASUS BW16D1HT.

If you don’t want to hassle with doing it yourself and live in Australia contact Marty McNuts. If you’re on the East coast of the USA see Billycar11 and West Coast USA or anywhere else in the WORLD (Europe, Asia, South America, even Africa) then I am your man!

Merry Christmas!!

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Re: which drive should I buy???

Post by PittRipply » Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:36 pm

jonghotti wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:36 pm
The answer to this question is: ASUS BW16D1HT.

If you don’t want to hassle with doing it yourself and live in Australia contact Marty McNuts. If you’re on the East coast of the USA see Billycar11 and West Coast USA or anywhere else in the WORLD (Europe, Asia, South America, even Africa) then I am your man!

Merry Christmas!!
Hello jonghotti! I have reviewed several posts in this forum recommending the ASUS BW16D1HT after several problems ripping discs with my old BR burner, so I decided to purchase it from newegg today. I was not able to private message you because the site claims I am too newly registered for that feature. But, I was hoping you could walk me thru the entire process to make this work perfectly with MakeMKV as I am fearful to risk bricking it. I am located in Nebraska USA and this is the exact product page I ordered it from. Thanks for your support!
https://www.newegg.com/asus-bw-16d1ht-i ... 827135306#

st4evr
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Re: which drive should I buy???

Post by st4evr » Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:14 am

PittRipply wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:36 pm

Hello jonghotti! I have reviewed several posts in this forum recommending the ASUS BW16D1HT after several problems ripping discs with my old BR burner, so I decided to purchase it from newegg today. I was not able to private message you because the site claims I am too newly registered for that feature. But, I was hoping you could walk me thru the entire process to make this work perfectly with MakeMKV as I am fearful to risk bricking it. I am located in Nebraska USA and this is the exact product page I ordered it from. Thanks for your support!
https://www.newegg.com/asus-bw-16d1ht-i ... 827135306#
Direct contact information for that forum member can be found within this forum:

https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=20

As well as others that provide similar services and fees for their time.

Additionally, there are existing guides for this process. Pay attention to and read the sticky/guide posts across the forum as they often provide answers to common questions like this one. Start here if you'd like to try and do this yourself:

https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 16&t=19634

There is a step-by-step video link included in that guide for flashing.

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