Feature Differences in the Various ASUS and LG Firmwares / Why Would People Want to Crossflash?

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Chris Kelly
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Feature Differences in the Various ASUS and LG Firmwares / Why Would People Want to Crossflash?

Post by Chris Kelly » Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:57 am

I have an LG WH16NS40 NS50 ver. 1.02. Do the ASUS 16x models (I forget the model numbers), the LG BE16NU50, and BH16NS40 NS50 have any advantages, disadvantages more features, less features, difference in ripping/burning speeds, decryption compatibility, compatibility with various disk types, etc. compared to the LG WH16NS40?

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Re: Feature Differences in the Various ASUS and LG Firmwares / Why Would People Want to Crossflash?

Post by asmcom » Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:07 pm

BH16NS40 and WH16NS40 are the same drive with the same features.

Here is website with information on the drives in question you are enquiring about. Hope this helps out.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/compare/ ... 019269-REG

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Re: Feature Differences in the Various ASUS and LG Firmwares / Why Would People Want to Crossflash?

Post by jonghotti » Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:50 am

Chris Kelly wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:57 am
I have an LG WH16NS40 NS50 ver. 1.02. Do the ASUS 16x models (I forget the model numbers), the LG BE16NU50, and BH16NS40 NS50 have any advantages, disadvantages more features, less features, difference in ripping/burning speeds, decryption compatibility, compatibility with various disk types, etc. compared to the LG WH16NS40?
The main takeaway from cross flashing the LG with the ASUS firmware is a 25% increase in read (rip) speed your theoretical max will go from 6.0X to 8.0X. You'll also achieve the same speed increase flashing the NS40s with the WH16NS60 firmware. I don't remember what model drive is in the BE16NU50 but I'm guessing it's similar to the the 16NS40 and would also benefit from the speed boost.
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