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UHD Friendly & Official drives for sale & flashing service (currently Australia & NZ only)

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:26 am
by MartyMcNuts
Hi everyone,

If your "UHD Friendly" drive currently has "unfriendly firmware", I can flash it for you, or you can purchase a "ready to go!" drive from me!!

The most common "UHD Friendly" drive models in Australia are:

LG BH16NS55
ASUS BW-16D1HT-Pro
LG BP50NB40 (cross-flashed to a BP60NB10 "official" UHD drive)

Drives I can (try to) order (import):

LG BU40N (Depends on availability).
LG WH16NS60 (Very hard to get. Also depends on availability).
Buffalo BRUHD-PU3-BK (easier to get, but expensive!)
Archgon MD-8107S-U3-UHD (MD-8107S-U3YC-UHD) (Depends on availability)

If you are unsure about your drive being UHD comaptible, please ask...


Flashing Services & Pricing:

* Flashing service (Australia Only) = $25.00 + Return Postage Costs ($15.50 for Regular Post with Signature or $18.50 Express Postage with Signature.)

* Remote flashing service = $25.00. Requirements are:
  • Windows PC


Drives & Pricing:

* LG BH16NS55 with firmware WH16NS60 1.02-MK = $155.00 with FREE Standard (or $10.00 for Express) Postage including Signature. (NZ Postage is $30.00) (currently 0 in stock) (Ordered on request)

* ASUS BW-16D1HT-PRO with firmware 3.10-MK = $210.00 with FREE Standard (or $10.00 for Express) Postage including Signature. (NZ Postage is $30.00) (currently 0 in stock) (Ordered on request)

* LG BP50NB40 (slim external USB) cross-flashed to BP60NB10 1.00 = $210.00 with FREE Standard (or $10.00 for Express) Postage including Signature. (NZ Postage is $30.00) (currently 0 in stock) (Ordered on request)

* LG WH16NS60 with firmware 1.02-MK = $$$ PLEASE ASK $$$ with FREE Standard (or $10.00 for Express) Postage including Signature. (NZ Postage is $30.00) (currently 0 in stock) (Ordered from USA on request if available)

* LG BU40N with firmware 1.00 (and a Vantec NST-510S3-BK enclosure) = $$$ PLEASE ASK $$$ with FREE Standard (or $10.00 for Express) Postage including Signature. (NZ Postage is $30.00) (currently 0 in stock) (Ordered from USA on request if available)

* Buffalo BRUHD-PU3-BK with firmware BU10 = $$$ PLEASE ASK $$$ with FREE Standard (or $10.00 for Express) Postage including Signature. (NZ Postage is $30.00) (currently 0 in stock) (Ordered from Japan on request if available)

* Archgon MD-8107S-U3-UHD (MD-8107S-U3YC-UHD) with firmware BU40N 1.00 = $$$ PLEASE ASK $$$ with FREE Standard (or $10.00 for Express) Postage including Signature. (NZ Postage is $30.00) (currently 0 in stock) (Ordered from USA on request if available)

**ALL PRICES SHOWN IN AUD$ & ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO CURRENCY & DRIVE AVAILABILITY**


***ALL DRIVES ARE OEM AND DO NOT NORMALLY COME WITH ANY COMMERCIAL SOFTWARE OR EXTRA CABLES***

PS: I will also email you a zip file with proof of UHD readability.


Payment Options:

* Direct bank transfer (via PayID) (Preferred!!)
* Paypal (family & friends method please!!) or an additional 2.9% + 0.30c (3.6% + 0.50c for NZ) for buyers protection.


Contact

* PM
* email me: martymcnuts@outlook.com


Any questions, please ask..

Thanks guys!

Re: UHD Friendly drives for sale & flashing service (currently Australia only)

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:37 am
by MartyMcNuts
Hi all,

I currently have 2 x LG BH16NS55 downgraded to firmware 1.02 in stock.

Re: UHD Friendly drives for sale & flashing service (currently Australia only)

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:44 am
by jonghotti
Two things:
Try crossflashing the LGs with the ASUS 3.01 and check the speed improvement.
Thanks for doing this!

Alex

Re: UHD Friendly drives for sale & flashing service (currently Australia only)

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:09 am
by MartyMcNuts
jonghotti wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:44 am
Two things:
Try crossflashing the LGs with the ASUS 3.01 and check the speed improvement.
Thanks for doing this!

Alex
Yeah, thanks Alex. I personally have 2 x LG BH16NS55's. 1 is fw 1.02 and the other is ASUS 3.02, which is a little bit faster.

As I mentioned in the first post, I am happy to cross-flash to the ASUS firmware for customers on request. I just thought it'd be nice to give everone the choice when purchasing!!

Re: UHD Friendly drives for sale & flashing service (currently Australia only)

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:53 am
by MartyMcNuts
Hi everyone,

I currently have 1 x LG BH16NS55 with firmware 1.02 left in stock. See original post for details.

Thanks

Re: UHD Friendly drives for sale & flashing service (currently Australia only)

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:29 am
by MartyMcNuts
Hi everyone, I gained some more stock.

I now have 4 x LG BH16NS55 drives installed with firmware 1.02 available. See original post for details.

Re: UHD Friendly drives for sale & flashing service (currently Australia only)

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:02 am
by Paul Cordingley
MartyMcNuts wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:29 am
Hi everyone, I gained some more stock.

I now have 4 x LG BH16NS55 drives installed with firmware 1.02 available. See original post for details.
Email sent! We'd love one, thank you.

Re: UHD Friendly drives for sale & flashing service (currently Australia only)

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:31 am
by MartyMcNuts
Paul Cordingley wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:02 am
MartyMcNuts wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:29 am
Hi everyone, I gained some more stock.

I now have 4 x LG BH16NS55 drives installed with firmware 1.02 available. See original post for details.
Email sent! We'd love one, thank you.
Thanks Paul. I posted it this morning. You should get it Tuesday/Wednesday.

Re: UHD Friendly drives for sale & flashing service (currently Australia only)

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:09 pm
by cladinshadows85
What are the benefits of cross flashing the drive with the ASUS firmware?

Re: UHD Friendly drives for sale & flashing service (currently Australia only)

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:15 pm
by MartyMcNuts
cladinshadows85 wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:09 pm
What are the benefits of cross flashing the drive with the ASUS firmware?
Hi cladinshadows85,

The ASUS firmware makes the drive a little bit faster.

Re: UHD Friendly drives for sale & flashing service (currently Australia only)

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:59 pm
by jonghotti
Or 25% faster.

Re: UHD Friendly drives for sale & flashing service (currently Australia only)

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:24 am
by MartyMcNuts
jonghotti wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:59 pm
Or 25% faster.
Not quite! I'd say about 15% faster. I've ripped the same UHD on both of my drives as a test and the ASUS firmware was approx 6 minutes faster.

Re: UHD Friendly drives for sale & flashing service (currently Australia only)

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:38 am
by jonghotti
Same drive/same disc with LG firmware then same/same crossflashed to ASUS?

Re: UHD Friendly drives for sale & flashing service (currently Australia only)

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:53 am
by MartyMcNuts
2 x LG BH16NS55's. One with LG 1.02 and the other with ASUS 3.02. Same UHD disc.

Re: UHD Friendly drives for sale & flashing service (currently Australia only)

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:39 am
by cladinshadows85
Thanks I'll email you